About the event

Presenting . . .

BACK TO SCHOOL PHOTOSHOOT

&

BACKPACK DRIVE

Compliments of Celeste Lovely Photography and the generous people of Northern Michigan.

 

10 Images of your choice

Online gallery & downloads

Option to order prints and additional downloads.

Model release option

There is $NO session fee for this.

Yes it is FREE!!!

Back to school is just right around the corner so I would like do something special for our kiddos in our community here in Otsego County and surrounding areas or as far as this post could reach.

 

It has been such a difficult past year, let’s give back and bring SMILE to our community!

All I ask is for you to bring with you a DONATION of (1) one backpack full of school supplies to give back to kiddos in need in our community.

If you are able and willing to donate I highly encourage families or local businesses (small or big) to participate in our Backpack drive.

I would be happy to give you a shout out and tag your business page as a thank you.

For every backpack you donate I will open 1 spot for a child to get their photos taken. Again, one (1) backpack is to one (1) Child

I am literally thinking of this on the fly while my creative brain is spinning at 2 in the morning before going to bed. (Kids sleeping, quiet house, the coffee I drank at 6pm is kicking in. Oh boy, so help me God.)

Kindly tag (on Facebook) all the Mom’s and Dad’s that maybe interested in getting updated photos of their little ones.

Tag the local businesses that might be interested in donating a backpack or two!

Share the post to get the word out!

Thank you so much for your unending love and support! I cannot wait to see what our generous and loving community can do for the kiddos to get them set and ready for school after a whole year (and more) of pandemic.

I am sure many kiddos are excited to go back to school, but many families have been affected by the pandemic still and this backpack drive would help many families, one less thing for them to worry about, plus a FREE photoshoot, something the kiddos will remember and will make them feel oh so special!

An appointment has to be made. Contract required.

Please do not book if you dont intend to get photos taken, Remember this is a free session and I am donating my time, heart and soul to this.

Kids/school age only. No family sessions here please.

Ready to book your little one's photoshoot?


 

After booking your session proceed below and submit your contract.​

Interested in just Donating (without a photo shoot)

Use the same form below for submit your pledge.

Back-to-school photoshoot and Backpack drive

Compliments of Celeste Lovely Photography and the generous people of Northern Michigan.

August 8th & 15th 2021

Starting at 5:30 PM

in Otsego County Sportsplex

Gaylord Michigan
 

Serving all of the kids in need in Northern Michigan.

Drop Off Locations:

Flowers by Evelyn

117 N Elm Ave

Gaylord, MI 49735

United States

Salon Thirty Two

232 W Main St

Gaylord, MI 49735

United States

Cutting Edge Computers

1389 S Otsego Ave

Gaylord, MI 49735

United States

Priceless Performance

1484 O'Rourke Blvd,

Gaylord, MI 49735

United States

Thank you to our friends at Flowers by Evelyn,Cutting Edge Computers, Priceless Performance and Salon Thirty two!

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Thank you to all of our generous partners!

I would like to thank the following businesses and families who has pledged to support our event!

Jumpin' for Joy Party Rentals pledged to bring a Bounce house for the kids to Enjoy for the day! I couldn’t be anymore excited!

Otsego County Sportsplex has pledged to let us use their location! Thank you so much!!!!

Gaylord Bus Garage for the school bus!

Jim Wernig Chevrolet

Country Jewell Boutique

UpNorth Little Gems Boutique

Celeste Lovely Camper Rental - Northern Michigan

3 Little Kids & Co.

White Birch & Bones Botanica

B2 Outlet Store - Gaylord

Cutting Edge Computers

Salon Thirty Two

Great Minds Daycare

New Dimensions

Saturn Booksellers

Spartan Sewer (The Purple Poop Pumper)

VB Bookkeeping

Priceless Design$

Priceless Performance,LLC

Vienna Auto

Collette Hoeft, Alpine Realty Group Michaywe Specialist

Sunfrog

Button Builders LLC
Serv Pro Gaylord & Cheboygan
Top O' Michigan

Dubie Welding & Fabrication

The Mitten Printshop & Leah Tackles
Bradford Supply Company
Katie Smith, Realtor Berkshire Hathaway Home Services

Room Redux Northern Michigan

Massage by Megan

Marriot Fairfield Inn & Suites Gaylord

Bee Creative in the Mitten
In Memory of Sandra "Sam" Mankowski

In Memory of the Michalewicz Twins

Christine Caddell & Family

Mike & Courtney & Family

Amy Gildner & Family

Anonymous

Judy Falk & Family

Holly Secord & Family

David & Celeste Feole & Family

Dave & Laura Hansmann & Family

Katie Amante & Family 

Sonja Caddell & Family

Jillian Finn & Family

Liz Salazar & Family

Ashley Gaus & Family

Indy Burns & Family

Briana Henry & Family

Cierra Hallett & Family

Mandy Jones & Family
Elise Hamrick & Family

Debbie Head & Family

Theresa Taskey & Family
 

Our Recipients:

North Ohio Elementary School -Gaylord
North Ohio Elementary School -Gaylord

North Ohio Elementary School -Gaylord

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Gaylord High School
Gaylord High School

Gaylord High School

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South Maple Elementary School
South Maple Elementary School

South Maple Elementary School

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Gaylord Intermediate School
Gaylord Intermediate School

Gaylord Intermediate School

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Gaylord Middle School
Gaylord Middle School

Gaylord Middle School

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NMECSA - Gaylord Headstart
NMECSA - Gaylord Headstart

NMECSA - Gaylord Headstart

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Wellspring Lutheran
Wellspring Lutheran

Wellspring Lutheran

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Overwhelmed by your love & support....