A PHOTOGRAPHER who set up a temporary shop hopes to end her stint on a high with a charity fundraising day.
AMD Photography’s ‘pop up’ studio in Victoria Road, Ruislip Manor, has been a success in the three months it has been open.
The premises are soon to become a post office but, before that, photographer Anna-Marina Dearsley wants to give something back to the community.
She will be holding a charity portrait fundraising event on Saturday from 11am to 4pm in her studio at 91 Victoria Road.
All of the proceeds from the day will go to the charity DEBRA, which supports people affected by epidermolysis bullosa (EB), a rare genetic condition which causes the skin to blister and tear.
Ms Dearsley said she had the pleasure of creating portraits of an old schoolfriend’s son who later died from EB.
She recently welcomed her friend back for a session to photograph her second child.
“This really did mean a lot to me,” said Ms Dearsley.
“It made me realise that, with my photography skills, I am able to create a memory that lives in peoples’ lives forever.
“DEBRA is a great charity and I believe by offering a day to help raise funds it will truly make a difference. In return, families will receive a memory of their family to last forever.”
She is offering the portrait session at a reduced rate of £45, which includes a free five inch by seven inch framed image, usually costing £125.
Sessions for the day are by appointment only, and on a first come, first served basis.
To book a place, call Ms Dearsley on 07949 506 473 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.