Two opportunities for affordable pro photography


First up, this Saturday (Oct 31), Jenn Barnett is doing another Pay What You Can Portrait Day. 4-7 pm on the Stone Arch Bridge.

Bring: Yourself, your kid, your pet, your theater troupe, costume, your favorite pair of shoes, your 1973 superbeetle, your ducati, your surfboard, your ukulele, your lint collection – whatever you want photographed! It doesn’t have to be a person! You can get something photographed for an art piece to hang on your wall. Love coffee? Maybe a nice abstract print of some beans, or a latte? is a cityblog for and about life in the Twin Cities, published by Erica Mauter.

I will make some art for your walls, your desk, your purse, your lampshade, anything you want to put a photograph on or in. Pay what you can or what you think it’s worth. Suggested contribution is $50 but any amount will do.

You get around 10 to 15 minutes of my time and talent along with 1 8×10 or 2 5×7’s. Bring a friend that does their own session and you each get and extra 8×10 or 2 more 5×7’s. Get some of your holiday shopping done early! Grandma would love a photo of her little guy or girl dressed as Balloon Boy this Halloween!

Next up (but you might want to call NOW), Becca Dilley‘s doing Portrait with a Heart, in which you get a complimentary portrait session ($125 value) with your donation in any amount to the Leukemia-Lymphoma society. She’s got some openings on Saturday/Sunday, Nov 7/8.

The session will last approximately 30-45 minutes on location, usually at a public park or your home. Online print ordering available. Sessions available on a first come/first serve basis. Session times available October 31 & November 1 in Madison, WI or November 7 & 8 in Minneapolis, MN. Regular portrait pricing applies for prints, albums, products, or high resolution images. Receive a CD of full resolution images from your session with a donation of $200 or more.