Posts tagged ‘charity event’

September 27, 2010


The event is coming up FAST!  And boy do we have a lot going on!  Here are some of our most notable updates:

  • We’ve opened up 3 more all day spots for photographers!  Hurry up and register now to secure one of these coveted spots!
  • Stiletto Squad is bringing their Pink Label out to shoot with some of our models!  Exciting! 🙂
  • Videographer Steven Hiller will be donating his time and expertise to video the entire day’s events!
  • We have raised over $900 at this point, and with 17 spots available at $30 each and 3 at $45 each, that’s an extra $645 (minus Eventbrite and Paypal fees) to be made!  Even if we just fill half of those spots, we’ll easily hit our $1000 goal!

So please, continue to help spread the word and help us book up these last 20 model and photographer spots for Saturday!

September 23, 2010

8 days to go!

8 days out.  $876.22 raised so far. Before paying for food and drinks for the day, of course.

Goal is $1000 donated.  We are so close!  SO CLOSE!!

We have the following spaces still available for models and photographers:

  • Photographer Shift 1: 9A-12P — 6 tickets
  • Photographer Shift 2: 12:30P-3:30P  — 5 tickets
  • Photographer Shift 3: 4P-7P — 4 tickets
  • Model Shift 1: 9A-12P — 1 ticket
  • Model Shift 2: 12:30P-3:30P — 3 tickets
  • Model Shift 3: 4P-7P — 3 tickets
  • Stylist – All Day — 8 tickets
  • Stylist – Partial Day — 2 tickets
  • Designer – Partial Day — 5 tickets

Sign up now at and help spread the word by blogging, tweeting and posting on facebook!

Thank you all for the incredible support!

September 16, 2010

“Pink for October” Breast Cancer Awareness Charity Group Shoot

For more information, or to register, visit

If you have questions about the event, feel free to email me at 🙂

July 28, 2010

“Electrify Your Future” Fashion Show Video!

I walked in the 2010 “Electrify Your Future” fashion show, benefiting the Live Out Loud Charity.  Here’s a short video featuring some of the models from the first part of the show (I come in at about 5:17) 🙂

Click here to watch the video.

You can also see a bunch of photos on the Tirage Studio Facebook Page.

Thanks to all who came out to support the Live Out Loud Charity!  It was an incredible event!

April 30, 2010

Charity Fashion Show: July 24

I’m walking in another charity fashion show this year!  The show is called Electrify Your Future 2010 Fashion Show and all proceeds will go to The Live Out Loud Charity.  I’m very excited to be a part of this show, and can’t wait for it!  Not only does it look like it’s going to be a wonderful show, but the charity is a great cause!

Show Details:
Again, the show is July 24, 2010.  It will be held at Pipers Banquets, 1295 Butterfield Rd, Aurora, IL 60502.   The show starts at 7P, but doors open and hors d’oeuvres will be served starting at 6P.

Ticket Info:
You can purchase tickets directly through me… I have 10 available!  Prices are $20 for students, $25 for general admission, and $30 for a VIP ticket.

About Live Out Loud Charity:
Live Out Loud is a non profit organization focused on suicide awareness and prevention through core character development.  Sherrie Gearheart, founder of Live Out Loud started the charity because her life was affected after after a childhood friend took his own life at the age of 19.  Sherrie, and the Live Out Loud charity, strives to make a difference in the lives of young people and to shine light on this pressing issue, as suicide is the third leading cause of death amongst our youth.  This fashion show is the first annual fundraiser event for the charity.

More About Sherrie Gearheart:
Sherrie Gearheart is Miss Glen Ellyn International, and is also the Editor in Chief of Tiara Magazine, Founder of Miss Georgean Pageantry, and President of the Live Out Loud charity.  Sherrie is also a QPR Certified professional able to handle suicide prevention. This fall she will become a paraprofessional in suicide intervention.  Sherrie works hard to make a difference in the pageant and modeling worlds, but also in the lives of youths across America.

Sherrie Gearheart’s Website:
Sherrie’s Blog:
The Live Out Loud Charity Blog:

December 11, 2009

Spreading Holiday Cheer

On the first night of Chanukah, I thought it would be fitting to share this holiday story, as well as plead for support for this family from my readers.

Back in October I got a comment on my “Handbras for Boobies” image on one of the modeling sites I’m on.  It was from a woman named Renee Klingler, and she told me that cancer was a cause near and dear to her heart.  When I checked out her portfolio, I found out why.  To keep it short, Renee is in a courageous, yet long-term battle with cancer.  Despite this, she continues to live life to its fullest, modeling as her condition permits, being a spokesperson for the American Cancer Society, and organizing other awareness projects.  To top it off, Renee has 5 beautiful daughters, ages 11, 7, and 5-year-old triplets.

Recently, Renee suffered a serious setback, which almost took her life.  With the huge medical bills continuing to pile up, additional child care expenses, and Renee’s being unable to work, things have become extremely difficult for the Klingler family.  And if anyone’s family deserves a happy holiday, it’s Renee’s.

Enter Lori Benoit and Rich of Gonzo Photos.

Lori, a photographer who’s worked with Renee, got with a friend and created the website, to help Renee’s daughters get the Christmas they deserve.  Visitors can find out more information, donate through PayPal, and find out how to send a gift direct.

Rich got wind of the situation and decided the website just wasn’t enough.  He wanted to create an event to get people to donate.  Rich got the partners at Studio MLP in Racine, WI to open their doors on Wednesday, December 16, 2009 for a group shoot charity event, benefitting Renee and her family–the “Creating a Christmas Miracle” group shoot.  The event is $50 for photographers, with 100% of that going to Renee and the girls.  It’s free for models, but models are encouraged to bring toys, clothes, or monetary donations to send to the family.  Participants will be there to shoot from 6P to 10P, with doors opening at 5P to set up.  Weather-permitting, I’ll likely be there around 7:30P.

Donate via PayPal to help Renee and her girls out this holiday season.  Click here.

Interested in attending the event in Racine?  Go here for more info.

Please, if you have even just a few pennies to spare, donate a little bit to help Renee’s family out.  Renee has requested that no gifts of money be given to the family, so everything sent will go towards gifts & goodies for the kids.  If you want to donate, but live too far away and/or choose not to use PayPal, you can send checks, giftcards, toys, clothing, or anything else for the girls to the following address:

Renee Klinger
c/o Lori Benoit
482 Timberlake Dr.
Lowell, IN 46356

Renee with her beautiful daughters, in a photo taken by Lori Benoit:

Check out Renee’s modeling portfolio at

Renee, I wish you many more happy holidays with your beautiful daughters.  May you see them grow into women as courageous, strong and beautiful as you are.  You are in my thoughts :hugs:

Readers, I wish you and your families a happy, healthy holiday season, and thank you for any support you send to Renee and her family.

October 8, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Poster For Sale!

The AG3 Breast Cancer Awareness poster is finished!!

100% of the proceeds from the poster will be going to the Susan G. Komen foundation.  It’s only $15 for a 24×36″ poster!  Here’s a tiny sneak peek 😉

Check it out, and buy, here!

July 13, 2009

VOP Auction

The VOP Auction Friday was a huge success! It was a lot of fun, and we raised a lot of money!!  YAY!!

This year, I went for $60.  Not as much as I went for last year, but that’s ok 🙂  It was still a good time, and I still helped raise money for Chris and The American Diabetes Association!  And that’s what’s important! 🙂

In case you haven’t already, check out the VOP Blog:

July 7, 2009

What to wear?

I’m being auctioned off this Friday for the VOP Fashion & Rock Show 🙂

The auction’s theme is “Music” and we were told to dress in any music style we like, from pinup until now.

I don’t really have a favorite music style or anything, and would like to look cute and have fun with it.

Suggestions? 🙂

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