We always like to see a creative styled shoot, but we simply love it when photographers put their talents to work for a great cause! The Thirst Relief Benefit Shoot is an annual shoot that occurs during WPPI, Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. Started by Mike Colon, Luke & David Edmonson, and Jim Davis- Hicks, founder of Thirst Relief International, the goal of the shoot is to raise money to provide a clean drinking water solution to people in third-world countries. The money raised will provide 2,000 people clean drinking water for the next 25 years. This year’s shoot was held in an old ghost town near Las Vegas with corset creations from Glamtastik. From the natural desert setting of Nevada to the old cabins, we just love all the creative old West details incorporated into this shoot!
There were four lead photographers for this extensive photo shoot: Mike Colon (California), Rocco Ancora (Melbourne, Australia), Luke Edmonson (Texas), CM Leung (Hong Kong) plus 25 participants put work into this shoot. Roberto Valenzuela (Beverly Hills) & David Edmonson (Texas) were also a part of the evening portion. In the words of one of the instructors, Rocco said, “It was a true honor and privilege to be involved in the Thirst Relief Charity shoot. It has been, without doubt, the most rewarding thing I have ever been involved in. The money that we raised will give 2000 people fresh drinking water for the next 25 years. A huge thank you to all the organizers for making this such an awesome event.”