What is an inspire session?

A Capes and Crowns Inspire Session is so much more than a photo shoot, it’s a life-changing experience. Children and their families dress up in costumes based on the qualifying child’s greatest Inspiration in life. Whether a hero, a princess, or something created all their own, the only limit is a child’s imagination. 

wHY support our cause?

Inspire sessions go beyond what can be seen. They’re the first time that a child sees themselves brave, and strong after months of chemo. Or a moment of escape after their realities are torn due to a traumatic situation. And for some , a child’s Inspire session is a chance for families to say “goodbye”. Capes and Crowns provides these sessions at absolutely no cost to qualifying families. With the help of our supporters, we can continue to help these brave warriors and their families fight these large battles. 

What Drives Us

Our Mission

The Capes and Crowns Foundation is a non-profit organization that provides one-of-a-kind photography experiences at no-cost to children and their families  battling cancer, serious illness, victims of trauma and abuse, and those living with special needs. Our hope is to empower, encourage, and bring joy to these real life heroes fighting big battles.


Our traveling "Imagination Station" could be the perfect addition to your camp, conference or event. Find out how we can customize this program to fit your camp or conference needs!
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Where in the world is capes & crowns?

National Tour Stops

portland, oregon

Tour stops in our beautiful home town of Portland will be available 3 times per year (April, July, and October) at our host hotel, Hyatt House downtown Portland.
Upcoming Tour:  November 16th & 17th, 2019. 

2020 tour dates coming soon! 

San diego, California

Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina is our wonderful host in tropical San Diego, California! Our 2019 shoots occurred in May 2019 where we met over 70 incredible families and partnered with the Ronald Mcdonald House and the Emilio Nares Foundation. 

We’ll be returning in 2020

seattle, washington

The Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown is our home away from home. . 

2020 dates coming soon!

san francisco, california

We have yet to provide inspire sessions to the Bay Area but hope to make our first trip in 2020! Stay tuned for more information! 


Want to see us in your city? 

Ask us how! 

los angeles, CAlifornia

Capes & Crowns will be traveling to sunny Los Angeles from…

August 22nd – 26th, 2019 at the wonderful Hilton Woodland Hills.

We’ll be returning in 2020. 


wild card

As we are continuously providing sessions up and down the West Coast, we wanted to make sessions available to two additional major cities in the United States per year. “Wild Card cities”  will be selected dependent upon level of interest and local funding available! If you’d like to see CCF in your city, let us know!   


Submit an application for your child’s inspire session today! We can’t wait to start planning their Inspire Session!              


Your donations make our services possible! Each session costs approximately $160. Every dollar makes a difference! 



There are many opportunities for volunteers!  We are always looking for photographers and editors to join our creative team, awesome individuals to volunteer during tour stops or admin work! 



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