30th Birthday Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser Road Trip

30th Birthday Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser Road Trip

On April 14, 2017, I announced to the world that I put in 2-weeks notice at my job to take AGoldPhoto full time. My first Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser was in July 0f 2016 and was hosted for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay.

The two-day event sold out and 30 dogs participated. Each time slot was 20 minutes, but each photo shoot only took about 10 minutes. I hosted a similar event for the Humane Society of Tampa Bay in September and scheduled appointments every 10 minutes over 2 days and this time 38 dogs participated. I learned from my first event that I could schedule more dogs to participate by scheduling 10 minute shoots instead of 20.

Taking the Show on the Road

I use my Instagram (@agoldphoto) to share photos I have taken and in August of 2016, someone reached out to me about potentially traveling to Ft. Myers, Florida to take photos of her dog, which is about 2.5 hours from Tampa.

After I gave it some thought, I figured I could host a Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser in Ft Myers, just like the ones I have been hosting here in Tampa. I reached out the the Gulf Coast Humane Society explaining the idea and they loved it! I hosted my first Pet Photo Shoot Fundraiser in Ft Myers  in September, 2016 and since then I have hosted over 25 Pet Photo Shoot Fundraisers all over Florida and raised over $20,000.

Now that I am doing AGoldPhoto full time, I have time to travel and my first road trip will be up the east cost of the US the 2nd and 3rd week of August. The goal of the trip is to raise at least $4,000 by taking photos of 108 dogs.

Photo Shoot Fundraiser Road Trip Stops


Washington, D.C. | One Eight Distilling

– Benefiting Humane Rescue Alliance

– Saturday, August 19th – 1 – 4 pm

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Baltimore, Maryland | Black Flag Brewing Company

– Benefiting The Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter

– Sunday, August 20th – 1 – 4 PM

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Greenville, South Carolina | Aloft Greenville Downtown

– Benefiting Let ’em Live Update

– Wednesday, August 23rd – 6 – 8 PM

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Charlotte, North Carolina | Lucky Dog Bark and Brew

– Benefiting Humane Society Charlotte

– Friday, August 25th – 5 – 8 PM

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Asheville, North Carolina | Aloft Asheville Downtown

– Benefiting Charlie’s Angels Animal Rescue

– Saturday, August 26th – 9 – 11 AM

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Jacksonville, Florida | Southern Swells Brewing Co.

– Benefiting Jacksonville Humane Society

– Sunday, August 27th – 1 – 4 pm

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In-Home Photo Shoots

I am also booking in-home pet photo shoots throughout my trip. If you live in one of the cities I’ll be stopping in, please email me to inquire about booking a photo shoot.

In-home pet photo shoots are best for:

– Cats
– Homes with multiple dogs
– Dogs who don’t get along well with other dogs

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