Brad Young

Vanity for Sanity - portrait photography for charity

Fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity
raised of £10,000 target
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We support Birmingham Children's Hospital to improve the lives of sick children



I work in a large corporate environment and I'm an amateur photographer. Every day I see people use photos of themselves on social media, presentations and CVs that are frankly...awful. Poor lighting, unflattering angles, grainy resolution and gimmicky filters! 

So I want to help people present themselves to the world in a better way. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words, isn't it?

My plan is to offer a professional set of portrait photos to colleagues and friends, in return for a contribution to charity. 

I'm doing this because I want to raise money for a good cause. Children are our future. Health and education is imperative to the future of the UK and our children have to thrive in our future world. 

How does it work?
1. We meet for a photo shoot. The location can be one of your choosing (home, office, park, city streets, other locations). 

2. For £40 you will receive 10 great portrait photos (high resolution digital files) from two different setups (i.e. two different scenes or locations). They will be a mix of close ups (great for your Linked In profile or CV) and medium shots (works well on your Facebook page or in a larger presentation slide). The photos are great for business presentations, job hunting or social media. 

3. Alternatively for £60 you will get 3 different setups (up to 20 photos), custom cropping (e.g. Facebook page header image) and more time during the shoot to get more photos and fine tune your expressions and posture (if often takes time for subjects to relax and get into a natural looking style). This option works well for couples or larger groups. 

4. Once you receive the photos, you visit my Just Giving page and make your charity contribution (all goes to charity - I take nothing). 

That's it. Simple and fun. Please contact me to book your portrait session. 

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About the charity

It's bewildering and unsettling for anyone going into hospital but especially for children and that is why we are a fundraising hospital. We raise funds to enhance the experience of our patients by providing state of the art medical equipment and facilities and creating a child-friendly environment.

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