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This project provides wedding photography for military personnel. The stories and photos will be compiled into a book just for you. Read more

Orlando, FL Photography
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This project's funding goal was not reached on November 23, 2012.

This project provides wedding photography for military personnel. The stories and photos will be compiled into a book just for you.

Orlando, FL Photography
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About this project

I've always have the greatest respect for those in our military. When I was 6 years old I wanted to be a Navy pilot, probably because my favorite movie was Top Gun. I had this plastic AR-15 toy gun that never left my side. In college, I considered joining the U.S. Coast Guard to become a helicopter pilot. I soon realized the hardships and sacrifices that service men and women endure.

What I want to do?

I would like to provide wedding photography coverage to military personal free of charge. They have served us, now I want to serve them. I will then compile the stories and photos of these deserving couples into a book to share with all my backers.

Why I want to do this?

The average newly enlisted personnel earns $33,000/year. When split between two people, that will put the new couple near the poverty line. The average wedding photographer charges between $200-500/hour with the average coverage lasting 6 hours. Thats a total of $1,200-$3,000 for just the photographer. For many military couples in this situation, quality photography of their wedding day is simply not an option.

Please visit www.facebook.com/snapshotsforsoldiers

Photo taken for KT Crabb Photography by David Lilly

*Top image used courtesy of Amanda Carson

Risks and challenges

The main risk associated with my project will be finding military couples in the Central Florida area. If I get funding above my goal, I will be able to expand my area of search. I am currently using Facebook, Twitter and other social media outlets to help locate couples.

Beyond finding qualified couples, factors such as equipment failure, acts of God, sickness, accidents preventing me from shooting or making it to the wedding are other risk that could stop me from completing the project. Some of these risks I can prepare for by having back up equipment; others are out of my control. To this day, I have never backed out of a wedding I have committed to.

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    Pledge $5 or more
    About $5 USD

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    You'll get a big thank you in helping these soldiers get free photo coverage of their wedding! Plus a warm fuzzy feeling inside!

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    Pledge $10 or more
    About $10 USD

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    You'll get a thank you phone call for helping these soldiers get free photo coverage of their wedding and updates as the project progresses! Plus that warm fuzzy feeling inside!

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    Pledge $25 or more
    About $25 USD

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    You'll get a postcard of my favorite image from the project. Plus you'll still get that warm fuzzy feeling and a phone call for helping out a soldier!

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    Pledge $75 or more
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    10"x8" book of stories and photos of the featured soldiers and their family plus the above gifts.

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    Pledge $130 or more
    About $130 USD

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    A 1 hour photography lesson in the Orlando area plus the above gifts.

    *Must be used by December 2013

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    Pledge $150 or more
    About $150 USD

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    30 min on location portrait session with 1-8"x10", 2-5"x7", and 8-wallets, plus a photo book. *Limited to couples or immediate family only. Shoot must be located in the Central Florida area. *Must be used by December 2013

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    Pledge $250 or more
    About $250 USD

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    1 hour on location portrait session with 1-8"x10", 2-5"x7", and 8-wallets, plus a photo book. *Limited to couples or immediate family only. Shoot must be located in the Central Florida area.

    *Must be used by December 2013

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    Pledge $500 or more
    About $500 USD

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    Enjoy appetizers and beverages with the photographer and one of the couples featured in the book. *Will be scheduled around soldier's deployment. Evening will be located in the Orlando/Tampa area.

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    Pledge $1,000 or more
    About $1,000 USD

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    Purchase a 6 hour shoot for your wedding or as a gift for a friend! Must specify date to ensure photographer's availability.

    *Must be used by December 2014

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Funding period

- (45 days)