Portraits for a Better Beehive

11/7/2016 |

The holidays are fast approaching, and obviously, that means you'll need to find time to get a charming, cute-but-not-cheesy photo for your holiday cards. Typically, we know that comes with a touch of inconvenience, but not this time around, pals! Put on that reindeer jumper and get down to the cityhomeCOLLECTIVE headquarters on Sunday, November 13th, anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. What'll happen, you ask? For a modest donation of 25 bucks, our friend/client/photographer extraordinaire, Mr. Austen Diamond, will take a stellar, instant photo of you and your crew right here in our COLLECTIVE lounge. Utilize the props and the winter-wonderland of a background, or keep things super chill/moody without. Entirely up to you and yours. Says Austen, "Portraits for a Better Beehive is a pop-up photo studio whose proceeds benefit Utah nonprofits; it’s an opportunity to give back, and receive a photo for yourself. I launched Portraits for a Better Beehive in 2015 as a way utilize my art for the greater good, and it’s been amazing to see the community respond. Each is held at a different location, with a different theme, and a different nonprofit. After three such fundraisers, the community has raised more than $1,000 for Utah nonprofits."

No reservations necessary — just show up on November 13th, and Austen will take care of the rest. You can come in, hang with us for a bit, and walk away a triple winner: a vintage(ish) Instax wide print, a digital scan for your holiday cards (or whatever else), and the mighty fine feeling that comes from giving back to the Utah Food Bank and Candy Cane Corner. Say, "Cheese!"

Portraits for a Better Beehive | Sunday, Nov. 13th, 10:00am to 6:00pm | 645 E. South Temple (CHC, duh)

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