Posts Tagged ‘charity’

Lethbridge World AIDS Day 2012

Thursday, December 6th, 2012

Lethbridge World AIDS Day 2012

This year I had the honor of photographing the World AIDS Day event held by the Lethbridge HIV Connection in Galt Gardens. People gathered together to form a human ribbon, illuminated only by candles (such a wonderful idea!). Despite it being a little chilly the turn out was great, and I got to crash the fashion show at the SAAG in my full winter attire, climb through a little trap door, and take the photo from the SAAG’s roof… not your typical Friday night! The wind made the candle-lit ribbon short lived, but it turned out great despite that :) (more…)

Coulee Carnage: Hammer Out MS | Warhammer Tournament

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

I have a feeling most of the people reading this blog don’t know what Warhammer is, and honestly, I don’t know much about it myself ;) (basically it’s a tabletop fantasy strategy war game, but Wikipedia does a better job describing it). The important thing, though, is that some guys here in Lethbridge got together and organized a weekend Warhammer tournament in efforts to raise money for MS. They had a killer turnout, and all together they raised $5000 for the MS Society! They got some great media coverage for the event, Coulee Carnage, and are going to run it again next year. I’m sure they will easily top that amount on the next one. Great works, guys! (more…)

Lethbridge 2012 MS Walk

Sunday, April 29th, 2012

For once it didn’t rain, and the Lethbridge Annual MS Walk was a huge success! This was my first year involved as the official photographer and I had a great time. The participants raised a ton of money for MS research, the volunteers did an amazing job organizing the event, and everyone had a lot of fun. I’m so glad I got to take part!

Message for participants:
Please contact the MS Society directly to receive your team photo.

To view all the photos and order additional prints, you can view the proof gallery until July 28th.

Link: http://clients.tanyaplonka.com/cart/
Event Code: mswalk12

If ordering prints, please use promo code “mswalk12” at checkout to receive 20% off any MS Walk prints.

And now, some of the highlights of the day! (more…)

Pokey and Rodeo | Helping Animals in Need

Thursday, February 16th, 2012


Camouflage dogs!

Another set of AARCS dogs who were available for adoption are brother and sister puppies Pokey and Rodeo, who live in Pincher Creek with their foster family. Photographing them was like working with little humans – they have so much energy when they are young so it takes lots of patience and chasing! I had to be careful not to get too close to the puppies because they thought that meant it was time for hugs, not posing for photos :) If it weren’t for my lens hood I would have had many nose prints on my glass! I’m so happy to announce that Pokey has already been adopted too! (more…)

Precious the Dog | Helping Animals in Need

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

More doggie goodness! Precious is another foster dog available through AARCS, and she currently lives in the Crowsnest Pass (I got to hang out with Precious, AND get fed by my mom – double win!). Precious was super mellow and laid back, and although she was a little shy, she was a sucker for hugs and pets. A lot of the foster homes don’t have good cameras, so before my photos the organization had assumed this dog was entirely black since she looked so dark via cell phone photos! People should not miss out on those cute spotted feet she has…

In other good news, these photos really do help the dogs immensely: Elvis had no inquiries before her photo shoot, but within half a month of making her a model, she’s been adopted! Yay!

Piper the Dog | Helping Animals in Need

Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Here is another adorable dog who is available through the Alberta Animal Rescue Crew Society. Piper is a curious puppy and was fun to take photos of – she wasn’t quite as hyper as most puppies are, so instead of running around, the only difficulty was in getting her to stop sniffing things and pay attention to us :) And she was so cuddly!