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Fashion Shoot to Benefit Thirst Relief International

March 22, 2012 | admin

Thirst Relief International

Today we are celebrating World Water Day with an incredible project that was born from the generous, giving spirit of someone in our own wedding community; photographer Jim Davis Hicks. He founded Thirst Relief International to tackle the crucial international shortage of clean, plentiful drinking water. Thirst Relief is able to do big things with even small donations, so everyone can help make a difference in someone else’s life. Five dollars provides someone with clean water for 25 years!

One of Thirst Relief’s projects is an annual benefit shoot that takes place every year at Wedding & Portrait Photographers International, WPPI. Before the event, wedding photographers bid on the chance to learn from and shoot alongside some of the world’s best talent, and 100% of the proceeds go directly to Thirst Relief water projects located around the world to help provide people with a long-term source of clean water.

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Mike Colón

This year’s shoot boasted an incredible line-up of instructors: Mike Colon, David and Luke Edmonson, Rocco Ancora, Roberto Valenzuela and CM Leung. The shoot took place at Ghost Town outside Las Vegas, and took on a Wild West-boudoir feel with the featured corsets by Glamtastik. Here are just of a few of our favorite shots from the day…

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Mike Colón

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Bernie Aho Photographer

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Matthew DeMaria Photography

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Rocco Ancora

“It was a true honor and privilege to be involved in the Thirst Relief Charity shoot. It has been, without doubt, the most rewarding thing I have ever been involved in. The money that we raised will give 2000 people fresh drinking water for the next 25 years.–Rocco Ancora

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Hector G Zouls of Zouls Photography

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Jeffrey Kuo Photography

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Krista Puruhito of Puruhito Photography

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Donal Doherty Photography

I was attracted to the event because the images from previous years are exceptional and the instructors I would have an opportunity to shoot and learn and hangout with are all amazing. We travelled to Ghost Town outside Vegas, which has the most random of random stuff lying around and is such an amazing location for photography.–Donal Doherty

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Marian Bader Wedding and Lifestyle Photography

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Wing Wong

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Luke Edmonson of Edmonson Weddings

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Meaghan Elliott Photography

Pretty amazing, life changing stuff!–Meaghan Elliott

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Caleb Cheong Photography

Would you like to join the cause and help provide clean drinking water around the globe? Thirst Relief is partnering with Sevenly to sell limited edition t-shirts that are only available this week (and are only $22!) in honor of World Water Day. All proceeds will go to building four wells in India. You also can make a fast and easy donation right on the Thirst Relief website. Remember that $5? Imagine skipping your morning latte tomorrow, but having it matter for 25 years. Pretty awesome!

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Aundrea Shafer of A. Shafer Photography

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Raye Gillette-Whaley of Gillette Portrait Arts

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Victor Carrillo Photography

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Rebecca Bouck Photography

Thirst Relief International benefit shoot 2012
photo by Lynne Sarao Photography

To learn more about Thirst Relief International, be sure to visit www.ThirstRelief.org!

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  1. We feel so honored at Thirst Relief to be featured on Junebug today! And in light of World Water Day, what an amazing way to bring focus. The outpouring of support, attention and love that Thirst Relief receives from the Wedding and Portrait Industry is nothing short of amazing. If it were not for the amazing support of photogs like Mike Colon, Luke and David Edmonson and so many others this shoot simply wouldn’t be what it is today! Remember $5 provides a minimum of 25 years of clean water for one person in desperate need. Jim Davis-Hicks Founder of Thirst Relief

  2. Amazing post about an amazing organization. It was such an honor to e a part of this event!

  3. Thank you for posting about this event. I’ve loved taking part in the benefit shoot the past couple of years! Such a great cause!

  4. Beautiful job everyone and for a wonderful cause. Nicely done!

  5. Beautifull photos and great event!

  6. Incredible… and for an amazing cause!

  7. Fantastic shots!! Wow!! So cool!!

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