Last week I had the opportunity to participate in a Charity Engagement Shootout to benefit The HOPE Program of Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The event was organized and hosted by Jen O’Sullivan and held at The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Engaged couples were invited to meet local wedding vendors, get their hair and make-up done by a professional makeup artist and get some photographs taken by local wedding photographers and it was completely FREE to attend. All vendors donated their time in hopes of raising some money for the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The HOPE program provides compassionate psychosocial care and support for patients diagnosed and treated in the Childrens Center for Cancer and Blood Diseases. If couples liked their photographs, they would simply donate $25 to The HOPE Program to get the original files from the photographers. There was also a live auction at the end, where all funds were donated to The HOPE program and there were some great items to be auctioned off, including a gorgeous $2400 wedding gown, makeup sessions and more! It was a great resource for engaged couples to help plan their upcoming big day, get educated and also have fun with some great photographers. One of the couples I worked with wanted to shoot next the the original Batmobile in the museum…. that was fun!