Running a thriving photography business is a blessing we don’t take for granted- we recognize and appreciate on a regular basis how luck we are to do earn a living doing what we love. That’s why we feel it is so important to use our platform as well as our talents to leave the world a better place. One of our goals for 2013 is to volunteer ourselves for causes that improve our community. When the American Heart Association approached us about donating photography for their fundraising event, we knew we had to pitch in! We teamed up with our dear friend Rusten (that’s him on the Right & Jenny on the left) at Eagle Eye Photography. Held at the Virginia Science Museum, the event was nothing less than stunning.473041_10151410481572934_369948810_o

The Richmond community showed incredible support for the cause:  Dr. Michael Rao, president of VCU, and his wife Monica served as co-chairs. They are pictured here with host for the evening, Jason Roop, Editor in Chief of Style Weekly. 2013-05-15_0004

Mosaic catering created a breath taking scene as usual, complete with live greek statues and flower pot desserts that called for a double take. 2013-05-15_00012013-05-15_0002We could go on about the details, but the true success is in the generous hearts of the people: together, everyone donated $685,00 to fund research and education to help stop heart disease!   For all the lives that will be saved, that is something to cheer about.2013-05-15_0003

We are honored to have been part of this event. If you are interested in getting involved with the cause, please visit the Greater Richmond American Heart Association website. You can also read more about the evening here in the Richmond-Times Dispatch.