Elizabeth Galecke Photography

Photographing people and creating art in a sustainable way while giving back to the community.

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Project Description

Who, What, Why Fund Elizabeth Galecke Photography?

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Being a full-time portrait photographer in North Carolina has been a wonderful experience and I have loved being a part of my clients’ lives over the years. Seeing and photographing their children as they grow up, my brides becoming mothers, and the circle of life as it all unfolds has taught me so much. Most importantly, that connecting with people through my creativity is powerful; I have found my life’s work as well as a way to elevate my community.

I am seeking funding to keep the technology I use for my business current so that I can continue to serve my clients efficiently and provide them the best possible quality, but I’ll share more about those details later.

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My intrigue with photography began with a high school class where I first learned to use black and white film and development in the darkroom. I always loved working with people and thought that a career in child psychology would be my future. After starting college in Austin, Texas, I realized that photography would be a better choice so that I could combine working with people and my need for a creative outlet.

Three years after graduating from college with a B.A. in Photo Communications, I decided to start my own company, Elizabeth Galecke Photography. I was ready for an adventure in a new place, and after some research, found Raleigh, North Carolina to be the the place where I felt I would like to start this new business. I chose to specialize in a unique style of candid portraiture. I use black and white film and digital formats to portray my subjects who vary from children to brides to pregnant women and everyone else in between.

Every day I realize how lucky I am to be able to do what I love for my career. I love taking a client’s headshot and helping her see the beauty that others see. I love seeing children’s eyes and smiles light up when I ask them to yell “monkey poop” and then how their parents react when they receive photos that have captured their family. A client moved to tears is a very good day in my career and I am so grateful to be able to work in a field that creates positive memories:)

One of my largest commitments is giving back to the community that has helped my business become successful. I have always felt close to child-welfare causes as well as charities for women and life-threatening illness.

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Over the years I have become involved in many different organizations both as volunteer and donor. One of my largest passions has been Chix In Business, an organization I founded just after moving to Raleigh. The group has helped women grow stronger businesses, build friendships among peers in the small business network, and give back to the community through charity events.

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My future goals include finding an organization to host a program similar to the one I started in Austin working with children with life-threatening illness. This plan would involve building a referral program through local hospitals to connect with children and families who would like to work with a photographer. The resulting work would be exhibited to raise funds for research, as well as provide families with images to keep.

I am also excited by my endeavors to mentor students, teach classes that combine photography and cooking (one of my other passions), and personal photography shoots of quiet landscape vignettes during my meditative walks, a project I share on Instagram that I call #EyesWideOpen. And last but not least, I enjoy planning excursions with clients who want to learn one-on-one about the creative and mindful side of photography.

By supporting me through this campaign, you will help me make these dreams possible by allowing me to upgrade my digital technology, including computer, software, camera lenses, and film scanner. Your support will also enable me to invest in additional education to help broaden my expertise and bring the vision of my creative ideas to fruition.

The funds raised will help develop a cohesive marketing campaign so I can expand my business and visibility to a wider clientele.

Best of all, your support will give a woman-owned business in your community extra strength. I pledge to pay it forward in as many ways as possible! I am proud to be a part of I Fund Women who also gives back part of their proceeds to other women in business. Please accept my gratitude for this opportunity! I can’t tell you how much I will appreciate your assistance!!   

XXXOOO

Love,

Elizabeth

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Below are the #EyesWideOpen choices for the photographs printed on watercolor paper! For more choices, you can view photos at https://www.instagram.com/elizgalecke/

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01/24/2018
Set of 8 #EyesWideOpen postcards with envelopes
$35
12/06/2017
Set of 8 #EyesWideOpen postcards with envelopes
$35
11/29/2017
Set of 8 #EyesWideOpen postcards with envelopes
$35
11/28/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$25
11/28/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$30
11/23/2017
One #EyesWideOpen photograph printed on 8x10 archival watercolor paper
$125
11/21/2017
One #EyesWideOpen photograph printed on 8x10 archival watercolor paper
$125
Lyn
11/16/2017
Set of 8 #EyesWideOpen postcards with envelopes
$35
11/16/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$25
11/14/2017
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
$100
Monetary Contribution With No Reward
19 Supporters
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$15
BIG Thank you!

Big thank you on Social media, hug and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

1 Supporter
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TGP_7872
$35
Set of 8 #EyesWideOpen postcards with envelopes

Variety of 8 postcards with envelopes of #EyesWideOpen Landscape Vignettes printed by sustainable company, Paperculture, and thank you on Social media,hug and thank you in person when I see you and eternal gratitude.)

10 Supporters
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$60
One #EyesWideOpen photo printed on 5x7 archival watercolor paper

Choose 1 of 6 #EyesWideopen Photographs that will be printed on 5x7 watercolor paper. And thank you on Social media,hug and thank you in person when I see you and eternal gratitude.)

3 Supporters
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DSC_2911small
$125
One #EyesWideOpen photograph printed on 8x10 archival watercolor paper

Choose 1 of 8 #EyesWideOpen Photographs that will be printed on 8x10 watercolor paper. And thank you on Social media,hug and thank you in person when I see you and eternal gratitude.)

4 Supporters
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$225
One #EyesWideOpen photograph printed on 11x14 archival watercolor paper

Choose 1 of 8 #EyesWideOpen Photographs that will be printed on 11x14 watercolor paper. And thank you on Social media,hug and thank you in person when I see you and eternal gratitude.)

1 Supporter
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DSC_2911small
$300
One #EyesWideOpen photograph printed on 16x20 archival watercolor paper.

One 16x20 #EyesWideOpen photograph printed on watercolor paper. And live thank you on Social media,hug and thank you in person when I see you and eternal gratitude.)

1 Supporter
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$300
Farm to Table Local Vegetarian cooking class for 4

Grab your friends or drop off a group of kids for a 2.5 hour 3 course cooking class in my kitchen that includes cooking instruction, tips for local markets. and lots of eating! Plus, Big thank you on Social media, hug and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

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1 Supporter
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$550
Digital Day in the Life Photographs of your child's birthday party!

I will come to your child's birthday and document the party! 2 hours of coverage and all of the digital files included for you! Plus Big thank you on Social media, hug and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

0 Supporters
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$900
1/2 Day in the Life Session-Digital

4 Hour Digital Day in the Life Session including all digital files in high resolution with rights to print! Plus, Big thank you on Social media, hug and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

0 Supporters
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$2,500
Full Day in the Life Session-Digital

Full 12 hour day in the life session for your family photographing from waking up in the morning until bedtime, including all of the digital files high resolution with rights to print. Plus, Big thank you on Social media, hug and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

0 Supporters
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Nephews 11
$5,000
Christmas Day 2017, Day in the Life Photography

I will arrive at your house before your kids wake up Christmas morning and capture your day as it unfolds and gets unwrapped! I will spend up to 10 hours documenting the candid moments of the day, memories that will be treasured for years to come. Triangle area but willing to travel with expenses paid. Plus Big thank you on Social media, many hugs and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

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Rewards

Monetary Contribution With No Reward
19 Supporters
Contribute
$15
BIG Thank you!

Big thank you on Social media, hug and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

1 Supporter
Select this reward
TGP_7872
$35
Set of 8 #EyesWideOpen postcards with envelopes

Variety of 8 postcards with envelopes of #EyesWideOpen Landscape Vignettes printed by sustainable company, Paperculture, and thank you on Social media,hug and thank you in person when I see you and eternal gratitude.)

10 Supporters
Select this reward
DSC_2911small
$60
One #EyesWideOpen photo printed on 5x7 archival watercolor paper

Choose 1 of 6 #EyesWideopen Photographs that will be printed on 5x7 watercolor paper. And thank you on Social media,hug and thank you in person when I see you and eternal gratitude.)

3 Supporters
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DSC_2911small
$125
One #EyesWideOpen photograph printed on 8x10 archival watercolor paper

Choose 1 of 8 #EyesWideOpen Photographs that will be printed on 8x10 watercolor paper. And thank you on Social media,hug and thank you in person when I see you and eternal gratitude.)

4 Supporters
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DSC_2911small
$225
One #EyesWideOpen photograph printed on 11x14 archival watercolor paper

Choose 1 of 8 #EyesWideOpen Photographs that will be printed on 11x14 watercolor paper. And thank you on Social media,hug and thank you in person when I see you and eternal gratitude.)

1 Supporter
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DSC_2911small
$300
One #EyesWideOpen photograph printed on 16x20 archival watercolor paper.

One 16x20 #EyesWideOpen photograph printed on watercolor paper. And live thank you on Social media,hug and thank you in person when I see you and eternal gratitude.)

1 Supporter
Select this reward
IMG_1155
$300
Farm to Table Local Vegetarian cooking class for 4

Grab your friends or drop off a group of kids for a 2.5 hour 3 course cooking class in my kitchen that includes cooking instruction, tips for local markets. and lots of eating! Plus, Big thank you on Social media, hug and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

4 Left
1 Supporter
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DSC_6692
$550
Digital Day in the Life Photographs of your child's birthday party!

I will come to your child's birthday and document the party! 2 hours of coverage and all of the digital files included for you! Plus Big thank you on Social media, hug and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
9D
$900
1/2 Day in the Life Session-Digital

4 Hour Digital Day in the Life Session including all digital files in high resolution with rights to print! Plus, Big thank you on Social media, hug and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
$2,500
Full Day in the Life Session-Digital

Full 12 hour day in the life session for your family photographing from waking up in the morning until bedtime, including all of the digital files high resolution with rights to print. Plus, Big thank you on Social media, hug and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

0 Supporters
Select this reward
Nephews 11
$5,000
Christmas Day 2017, Day in the Life Photography

I will arrive at your house before your kids wake up Christmas morning and capture your day as it unfolds and gets unwrapped! I will spend up to 10 hours documenting the candid moments of the day, memories that will be treasured for years to come. Triangle area but willing to travel with expenses paid. Plus Big thank you on Social media, many hugs and thank you in person whenever I see you and eternal gratitude!!

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