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
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.
Where in the world is capes & crowns?
National Tour Stops
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: August 2-3, 2019 and November 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 May 2020!
The Hyatt Place Seattle Downtown is our home away from home. Our Seattle team will be providing 3 tour stops per year in March, June and September.
Our last 2019 Seattle tour stop will be September 27-29th, 2019.
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 November 2020! Stay tuned for more information!
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 August of 2020.
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!
APPLY FOR YOUR SESSION
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!
CAPES & CROWNS FOUNDATION
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