Press Release : PEP to join Neighbor Helping Neighbor Campaign

On August 20, 2009 by Aimee


Aimee Bickers
Pure Expressions Photography
1500 Town Side Drive
Suite 104
Apex, NC 27502

Pure Expressions Photography joins the Neighbor Helping Neighbor campaign with three planned events

Apex, NC – August 20, 2009 – Pure Expressions Photography has joined the Neighbor Helping Neighbor campaign to support the Western Wake Crisis Ministry.

As the 2008 recipient of the Apex Chamber of Commerce Small Business Award and a well known contributor to community activities, it’s no surprise the studio has opted to help. In early 2009, they participated in the National Charity Model Search which raised over $165,000 nationwide — forty-eight children participated in Apex. In June, the studio ran a pet portrait fundraiser for Marley’s Cat Tales and October of 2009 will mark their third annual Halloween food drive.

Rather than wait until October, Pure Expressions Photography has jumped in with the Mayor’s declaration of September as Neighbor Helping Neighbor month. With the beginning of the month just days away, the studio decided to embark upon a three month long giving adventure.

Through September 20, 2009, nominations for their annual Family Portrait Gift-Away will be accepted. “Once a year, we give away one our biggest packages. Nominations come from our customers and the general public and based on the stories told, one family will be the recipient. Last year’s selected family was nominated by Hair Body & Sole Spa owner Cheri Kinney,” says owner Aimee Bickers.

While nominations are received, the studio will also accept $25 checks made payable to the Western Wake Crisis Ministry in lieu of a portion of the studio’s session fee. “People love to give. They love to give more when they can get a write off on their taxes,” jokes Aimee. “If we can give them a discount on an event in which they were going to participate anyway? And the Crisis Ministry benefits? We’ll do it,” she added.

The third element in the focus on the Western Wake Crisis Ministry will be the Halloween Food Drive scheduled for October 17, 2009 at the Apex studio. Families will provide 10 canned goods in trade for a photo of their costumed munchkins — all donated to the Western Wake Crisis Ministy. “Last year we donated over 300 lbs of food to the Crisis Ministry. We’d love to double or triple that this year,” Aimee hopes.

The studio doesn’t expect to stop there. The staff has brainstormed ideas not only for Apex, but across the Raleigh-Durham area to extend into the Christmas season. “We might be a small business, but we’re big on giving,” says Aimee.

Pure Expressions Photography represents the photographic, creative and artistic vision of Apex resident Aimee Bickers. Using a casual, conversational and observational approach, the studio photographs pregnant moms, brides walking down the aisle, and everything in between, in the Apex based studio and on-location throughout the Raleigh-Durham region. For more information, please visit or contact Pure Expressions Photography at 919.362.9039.

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