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.

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 (February,  June and October) at our host hotel, Hyatt House downtown Portland.

Upcoming Tour:  February 28-March 1st! 

los angeles, CAlifornia

Capes & Crowns will be traveling to sunny Los Angeles 

Sessions are hosted by the wonderful Hilton Woodland Hills.

We’ll be returning in August/Sept 2020!


New York City, NY

We’re SO excited to FINALLY come to NY! 

More details to come! 


San antonio, texas

 This year brings our first official “Tour Stop”  in our home away from home in San Antonio , Texas!  Even though we frequent the Children’s Hospitals throughout the year, we wanted to make our sessions available to many more! 

Details will be announced soon!



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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