Help A Mom of 7 Work from Home!

Hello all! I am raising  money to start up a small home photography studio (to see portfolio images scroll down).   I have over six years experience in portraiture and have taught photography classes at the university level.  As a mother of seven I feel very strongly that I need to work mostly from home in order to help with the household income and still be available to my beauitful family. Because the world these days is set up for a double income household I want to use my talent and passion for photography to earn an income in a way that allows me to be both a professional and a mother. 
 
While asking friends, family, and even strangers for money is not the most comfortable thing in the world I truly believe in the idea of community helping and supporting each other and gofundme is the perfect way for a large number of people to help out in ways big or small.  Most of all I believe my cause is worthy.  

My goal  is to raise $6,000 in order to purchase the much needed equipment and supplies for starting my business without incurring debt that would place a further financial burden upon us.  My current equipment is simply not sufficient. While I focus on using natural light as much as possible it is crucial that I have at least a basic light setup so I can deliver quality images to my clients rain or shine (especiallly in Oregon!). My computer also must be replaced as it has only a partially working keyboard and the USB ports no longer function.  In addition my camera is in serious need of upgrading and I need a replacement lense.  

I plan to launch my business this summer (2015)  focusing on maternity, birth, and newborn photography. 
 
It may seem like a big goal but many small donations make a big difference. Please help me build a beautiful  and inspiring business that will help my family for many years to come! I will be forever grateful to all of my supporters-- friends, family, and new friends!   Your generosity is an investment in the lives of seven incredible young people (see below) and will help a dedicated mother fulfill her dream. 

*This image includes my six children and their cousin  (baby #7 is due in March)

Donations will be allocated accordingly:

$700 - simple lighting kit (strobe, softbox, backdrop stand, and basic newborn posing equipment,)
$1,000 - laptop replacement
$1,000- lense replacement
$ 3,000-camera equipment replacement and upgrade of camera body
$ 300 - branding and basic website costs

Please LIKE and SHARE my campaign with friends. Only through the help of many will I reach my goal!  Even if you cannot donate LIKE and SHARE and most of all your prayers and encouragement are appreciated too!
  
If you are expecting or have a brand new little one I would love for you to contact me so you can become part of my portfolio building program where you will receive beautiful images at a very reduced cost! Or get a mini-session with a donation of $75 or more.  

Wondering if I have what it takes? Here are just a few images from my portfolio. Enjoy and thank you from the bottom of my heart!

-Hilaire Troyer 



Please note: This is not an all or nothing campaign but in order to offer the best quality to my clients reward sessions will be scheduled for summer 2015.  If I reach my goal sooner I will contact all reward earners and offer an earlier date if they are interested. My summer will fill up fast so those jumpstart donors and above interested in a portrait session (especially newborn) should let me know what month they would like to schedule in so I can give them preference.

Donations

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  • Anonymous 
    • $26 
    • 73 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $20 
    • 73 mos
  • Brenda Price 
    • $20 
    • 74 mos
  • Brenda Price 
    • $20 
    • 74 mos
  • Brenda Price 
    • $20 
    • 74 mos
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Organizer

Hilaire K. Troyer Romero 
Organizer
Sublimity, OR
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