Kiss A Pig – American Diabetes Association

LOVE it when we have the opportunity to do something creative AND it’s for a great cause!  The American Diabetes Association does some pretty amazing fundraising here in NWA, and the BIGGEST and BEST event is the annual “Kiss a Pig” gala – the largest of its kind that brings together some 2000 attendees to raise money for this important cause.  Contestants compete for the HONOR of kissing the pig!   The theme for this year’s gala is “Pigment of your Imagination” – think Houdini/ vintage magician.  We were SO excited to work with that idea and started brainstorming ideas to make each contestant’s image unique.  A little creative set-up and a little Photoshop magic (thank you Justin Froning, for your mad skills with the fire, bird and wand trails that were beyond me!) and you have some pretty stinking amazing images.

The contestant links are below!  If you have one to support, please click on the link and donate.  Don’t know any of them?  Pick the one whose photo you like best and donate to them!  It doesn’t really matter in the end.  ADA is the real winner!
Sean Cline

Client Team Lead –Atlas Technology Group

A little behind-the-scenes of how the “magic” happens…. Alex Gladden

SVP Loan Manager, Signature Bank of Arkansas
Pam Gaik

VP Private Brands. Sam’s Club Lisa Chambers

Client Relationship Executive-Deloitte

*NO birds were harmed in the making of this portrait!!!  (Actually, no birds were even present…)
David Proffitt

Insurance Representative, American NationalTara Limbird

Principal Broker and Owner, Limbird Real Estate GroupTony Waller

SR Director Corporate Affairs Constituent Relations, WalmartJack Carr  

General Manager/SVP, Client Development

Acosta Walmart Team

Derek Champagne

Founder and CEO, The Artist Evolution
Nicole Trudo

Founder/CEO MOjO Marketing, Inc.

Check out the February issue of Celebrate Arkansas Magazine for the color version of the contestant’s images along with lots more information!  A big thanks to The Gallery on Fourth for their awesome shooting space, and to Malorie, Danielle and Carmen for being fantastic assistants during the shoot.

Be sure to join us at the Kiss a Pig Gala March 10th!

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