Halloween Charity and Cupcakes

The problem on days that I do events is that I forget to eat.  Predictably, I get about an hour into the shoot and I start getting a headache.  By the end, it’s excruciating.  Thursday night, at the Halloween Charity event, was no exception.

I did the event to benefit the Airman’s Attic food pantry.  It’s an event I’ve wanted to do for a couple of years, but did not have a venue.  Grateful to the Welcome Center for letting me use space during their costume contest, I set up my studio.  For a donation of  canned goods (or $5), each participant would receive a 4×6 print.  Not too busy, but in a steady stream, little ones started lining up for photos.  There were witches, princesses, zombies, puppies, and pirates. All ages – all decked out in their costumes.  I had a blast!  The kids were SO cute and had so much personality.  There were a few wrinkles that I’ll work on for next time (literally – my backdrop needed ironed!!).  Thankfully, I had asked my babysitter to help assist with information gathering, and I couldn’t have done it without Miss Kristan. We had one huge rush, and then, suddenly, the room went from crowded to empty. ( I believe the diversion was the hayride.)  In the end, we had a full box of canned goods and a little cash collected for Airman’s Attic – a pretty good success.  I was thinking of starting to tear down, when this little guy walked up.

I snapped a couple of images while he just stood there, then he walked off.  Thirty seconds later he ran back in, went over and picked up my tiny pumpkins and said, “CHEESE!!”  I responded with, “Cheese?  I don’t say cheese! Say, ‘gouda’.”  And he did…


So adorable!  What does all this have to do with me having a headache?  Well, this little pirates mom had made cupcakes for the event. They were spectacular!  The cake was moist, the frosting was a “take me away to dreamland” chocolate.  AND, the baker is a military spouse AND she runs a cake business.  (AND her cupcake raised my blood sugar and helped my headache)  I want to give a shout out to Cakes by Robynn.  It was a pleasure to meet and chat with her.  Running a business as a military spouse is difficult, building a business is a constant process.  We military spouse entrepreneurs have many talents and gifts.  Next time you need something – check to see if its offered by a military spouse.




One thought on “Halloween Charity and Cupcakes

  • October 29, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Becky, these pictures are GORGEOUS!!!!! OMG I completely forgot to bring canned goods (we don’t do them anymore bc I cook fresh) and I was in such a rush that I forgot! I will gladly pay for the pictures of my son, Brady. They are THE BEST pictures to date of him!!!! Thank you so very much for your kind review. It brought a tear on bc I just can’t believe that everything I have worked so hard for is finally paying off. Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are fantastic!!

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