National Portrait Day (Formally Happy Faces Day).
5th April 2014. 10-30am -5.30pm - Athlone Town Shopping Centre. 1st Floor.
Following the great success of the last few years of the IPPA Happy Faces Day, I’m happy to announce that I will be participating again this year on the 5th of April.
National Portrait Day, which was formerly known as Happy Faces, is an annual event organised by the Irish Professional Photographers Association (IPPA) in aid of a chosen charity (ISPCC this year). Now in its eighth year, the campaign raised over €80,000 for charity last year and it is hoped that the amount can be topped this year.
Corin Bishop Photography is calling on people in Athlone and the Midlands to take part in the IPPA’s National Portrait Day, a new fundraising initiative in aid of the ISPCC. Sponsored by Canon Ireland, National Portrait Day is a week long campaign celebrating great photography with all proceeds going to the ISPCC.
To date Corin Bishop Photography along with the support of the people of Athlone and the Midlands have raised over €21,000 for charity. In the last two years we raised €8700 for Jack and Jill. This year it’s the ISPCC.So whether you want to freshen up the family album or perhaps get that perfect shot of yourself, it’s an ideal time to take advantage of this fantastic offer for a worthy cause.
Corin said about the event “The support from the local people has been amazing year on year. Last year there was a queue out the door and we did 147 portraits in one day which is really quite incredible.”
Jonothan Sultan, marketing manager, Canon Ireland said “We are pleased to partner with the IPPA once again on such a positive and powerful initiative which not only raises money for a worthwhile cause but also celebrates great portraiture and the power of fantastic imagery.”
“We are delighted to be chosen as this year’s National Portrait Day charity partner” explains Aisling Andrews, Corporate Fundraiser for the ISPCC “With every portrait taken you will be helping to answer five calls to our Childline service. This means five vulnerable children who reach out to us will have their issues listened to and understood because of that one portrait and your wonderful support, and for this we are extremely grateful.”
FAQ – So how does it work?
Quite simple really. For a €25 donation to ISPCC you’ll get a professional portrait and 7×5″ print
It is one donation and one sitter, we can’t accommodate groups, families/siblings together due to time constraints and practicality.
Due to the demand that this event generates we will operate a ticket queue system. When you sign up we’ll give you a ticket number and we will go through the tickets in order. This means you need not worry about loosing your place and you can keep the kids entertained. We are hoping to have some activities for the kids too! Will keep you posted!
We will do our best to accommodate small babies too. Just bear in mind they will be laid down on a bean bag so make sure they don’t have lots of clothes that can bunch up.
This portrait is NOT JUST FOR KIDS!! It’s for ALL AGES!
Choosing and ordering. When you sign up we will book you in for a viewing at Corin Bishop Photography in Monksland (please note, I’ve moved!). You will go through the images we’ve shot and you can choose your free portrait. You can then order more copies and/or framed images too.
What to wear? Keep it simple and timeless. No logo’s or current fashion.