I was so excited to be one of the photographers at the ART Unleashed fundraiser. I came across an ad in a Panera at the St. Johns Town Center one Saturday when I was having lunch with my mom. If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you know that I have a huge heart for animals, particularly dogs. When I saw the ad for this event, I took a picture on my phone so I could remember to email the organization in order to donate my services. Before I knew it, I had an email waiting for me in my inbox saying they would love for me to come and photograph the event! I was just so excited. ART Unleashed is an event where artists can donate some of their work which will be put up for a silent auction during the event and the top 4 pieces of art would be auctioned off at the end of the evening. I sooo wish I had known about this in advance so I could donate some work. I’m hoping if they do this again next year I can donate some work. The proceeds of the money paid during the auction go towards the organization. First Coast No More Homeless Pets is an organization that has reduced unnecessary euthanizations due to overcrowding by providing low cost spaying and neutering. They’ve successfully reduced Jacksonville’s rates by 45%. What an amazing organization! Below are some of my favorite images from the evening!