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November 3, 2016

Event Photography – Paint it Pink 2016

Event Photography – Paint it Pink for Kim

Paint it Pink for Kim is a charity gala that John and I have attended as guests the last few years. This year we helped with event photography. The gala is in honor of an incredible woman named Kim Sibbach who passed away in 2011 after several years of kicking cancer’s butt. I only met Kim a couple times, but she’s always been an inspiration to me and I love seeing her friends and family carry on her legacy through Paint it Pink. The Paint it Pink Gala benefits 1 in 9, which is a Raleigh charity that works with UNC’s Cancer Hospital to help women currently receiving treatment for breast cancer. The fundraiser, which is hosted at the Stockroom in downtown Raleigh (one of my favorite wedding venues btw), includes a silent auction, and this year the group raised over $13,000 in just a couple hours on a Friday night. It was AMAZING.

Anyway, I volunteered to act as paparazzi this year, hanging out at the step & repeat wall, where arriving guests posed after walking down the pink carpet. I loved seeing everyone’s pink outfits but mostly loved seeing how successful the event was. Here are some of my favorite shots from the wall, the decor, and the dancing!

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Here are some of the fantastic event organizers!Paint-It-Pink-2016-120 Paint-It-Pink-2016-175

The organizers got some great help from the ladies of NC State’s Kappa Alpha Theta chapter and I of course made them pose for a photo at the end of the night.
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During a lull, John and I took pictures of each other. We’re weirdos but we clean up okay right?Paint-It-Pink-2016-192 Paint-It-Pink-2016-193 Paint-It-Pink-2016-195 Paint-It-Pink-2016-197 Paint-It-Pink-2016-199 Paint-It-Pink-2016-200

Delicious treats with pink sprinkles 🙂Paint-It-Pink-2016-201 Paint-It-Pink-2016-203

And the dance floor: Brian of McSound Productions is amazing y’all. He was the DJ at our wedding and literally every wedding/event I’ve been to with him DJing includes an energetic dance floor and fantastic music. He’s also great to work with so winning all around!Paint-It-Pink-2016-208 Paint-It-Pink-2016-209 Paint-It-Pink-2016-226 Paint-It-Pink-2016-235 Paint-It-Pink-2016-239

What a great event for a great cause! I look forward to Paint it Pink each year, and hopefully we’ll raise even more money in 2017 – I hope to see y’all there!


We believe that love is bright and colorful and your wedding photographs should be bright and colorful too.

Kivus & Camera are Raleigh Wedding photographers who create bold, colorful, magical memories of your wedding day with beautiful, artistic portraits AND enthusiastic, genuine moments. Your unique love story deserves to be told through unforgettable, breath-taking photographs that stand out from the crowd. Kivus & Camera love creating that magic. After all, as past bride Courtney says, we’re photography sorcerers.

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