Our Hawaii Military Spouse Photographers holiday party fundraiser was such an amazing time. We laughed so hard our cheeks hurt, ate our hearts to to a delicious catered meal by fellow military spouse Amy Pottinger of Cavier and Crayons Catering, a Food Network star and a delicious custom cake by HMSP member (amazing photographer and baker) Marian of Our Treats Designs. We had a raffle, a photo contest, lots of giveaway and awesome swag bags and best of all enjoyed each others company for an evening with just the girls and a chance to get all dressed up. .
Thanks to all the ladies who attended, and the amazing sponsors that donated such fabulous door prizes for raffles and giveaways.. We are so grateful for our amazing donation from our photography vendors. We had the most amazing swag bags a photographer could ask for, and a ton of door prizes and giveaways from the following generous vendors:
The three of us crazy kids (me, Andrea of Mi Amor Photography and Lisa of Lisa Lantz Photography) are the admins of the group which means we are responsible for monthly meetings, quarterly shootouts and the annual holiday party. This was our first holiday party with the three of us as admins so we might have been a tad green but we pulled off an amazing party and had such a great turnout. We couldn't have have it done it without the generous donations of our vendors and the amazing venue the Hawaii Filmmakers Collective.
Because of the amazing swag we received from our generous vendors, we held a raffle for some of the donations and were able to raise $800 for a local Hawaii-based, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization Hawaii Filmmakers Collective. What an honor it was to hand over the money we raised knowing it was going to such a great local cause. Thanks to all the ladies who attended, and the amazing sponsors that donated such fabulous door prizes for raffles and giveaways.
Our custom HMSP cake by member Marian of Our Treats Designs
We had so much fun planning the event. Something new we implemented this year was a photo contest. Only rule was it had to be a 10x10 print. Votes were cast and member Sarah of Sarah McKay Photography won the first prize. So much fun to see what image each member choose.
I can't event begin to tell you how much I love the ladies of HMSP. We collaborate together, learn from one another, refer business to one another, have quarterly styled shootouts, monthly coffee meet-ups and so much more. Being a military spouse has its challenges, and we bond over much more than our love for photography. We have become such a tight knit group that we consider one another family and I don't know where I would be without these awesome girls.