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Stand Up KC, Buy One, Give One Photo Session

  • Sage Center for Yoga & Healing Arts 1907 Wyandotte Street Kansas City, MO, 64108 United States (map)

As holiday season approaches, it’s perfect timing to update your portrait and to give to others!

October 21, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (THIS DATE IS FULLY BOOKED) + October 22, 9 a.m.-noon.          

20-minute portrait session, $50 giving you downloadable images and provides a free session to a Stand Up KC family

The Sage Apothecary will transform into a professional studio with friend and professional photographer, Suzanne Corum-Rich, offering mini-portrait sessions. Each session is a 20-minute photoshoot, complete with a full online gallery and high resolution images available for download 10 days after the shoot. This not only gives your family a beautiful set of photos, it offers another family the chance to have one of their own.

For each portrait session you buy, a Stand Up KC family will get one for free, along with a framed 8x10 photo and a set of 8 wallets.


Stand Up KC is a diverse organization of fast food, retail, and other low wage workers from Kansas City, coming together to demand a living  wage and a voice on the job. Stand Up KC is the local chapter of the national and international Fight for $15 movement, which started in NYC in 2012. Stand Up KC has, from its inception, identified as anti-racist and built a multi-racial movement of working class people fighting for equality, freedom, and justice for all.

In Missouri, the minimum wage is only $7.70/hour. Forty-six percent of all jobs in the American economy pay less than $15 per hour, and are disproportionately worked by women, immigrants and people of color. These low-paying jobs often lack basic benefits like health care, paid sick or vacation days and protection from discrimination and sexual harassment. From home care to retail to warehouses and fast food restaurants, millions of Americans work full-time but struggle to meet their basic needs, like food and rent.  

The average cost of a family portrait session in the US is $250. Printing an 8x10 photo, a set of 8 wallets and an 8x10 frame could add an additional $50-100. For a low wage worker to afford a quality framed family portrait to hang on the wall, estimated at $350, they would have to work more than 45 hours (before taxes), almost a full week’s worth of pay.

When you book your session, you’re providing another family with the chance to have their own professional portrait session. Buy one, give one. That’s something worth smiling about! 

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