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iBeautiful The Look Good Feel Great Event

iBeautiful Canada
The Look Good Feel Great Event

iBeautiful

iBeautiful is an event hosted by the owner of Blue Orchid Creations Photography. She hosts an annual event where 10 special women currently suffering from Cancer have an opportunity to get a makeover and photo shoot to make them feel beautiful again!

Cancer Sucks!!! It runs in my family. I never knew my grandmother because she passed away due to the disease when my mom was three. Three of my aunts had cancer and sadly passed away. My father developed prostate cancer and passed away a few years ago. So this event had a special meaning for me.

My friend Kelly has been battling the disease for as long as I have known her. She is such a kind soul who has a loving spirit. I see her talk about her disease almost daily. As I see her posts while I scroll down my feed on Facebook, I am always at a loss at what to say. “I’m Sorry”…no……. ummmmm ” Hope you feel better” okay maybe I can say that. Once I replied just telling her right out that I never know what to say but to just know that she is always in my thoughts and prayers.

I discovered the wonderful world of iBeautiful through my friend Kelly. She was one of the special women selected in 2016’s iBeautiful event. She received a makeover, a photo shoot and a bag of goodies that were kindly donated by people like you and me! Kelly was asking her friends for donations to help with the 2017 iBeautiful event. I do not live close enough to my friend to be able to drop items off which left me feeling bad because I couldn’t help out – but I just had too. So I messaged Kelly asking what exactly it was they were looking for in the way of donations. I was told they would need small things for gift bags for the lovely recipients plus food, drinks etc. for attendees. Bingo! – The light bulb shone brightly in my head. I asked if I could donate funds through interac e-transfer. I thought  that way it could go towards purchasing what was needed. I was put in touch with Andrea ( the photographer and concept creator of iBeautiful) who was more than thankful. It was then I was invited to join the iBeautiful Canada Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1595066440820863/.

I, along with so many others donated because we wanted to and not for pats on the back and kudos.

Meet Andrea, the face behind iBeautiful and the photographer/owner of Blue Orchid Creations Photography.

iBeautiful-Andrea

” Andrea is a family and children’s photographer born in Toronto, but currently residing in the City of Vaughan. I’m married to my best friend and am a mom to two amazing boys. I love to travel and capture life’s everyday experiences. My style is fun, natural and vibrant and I love creating new memories, as well as making new connections with the amazing people I meet daily. I’ve always had a passion for photography and after working retail for the past 12 years, decided to take the plunge and follow my true passion and love of photographing people, places and children. ”

2016 was her trial year and she is aiming to host an even larger event this year 2017 and every year beyond that!

Due to the fact that the iBeautiful Event is not registered, it’s difficult to get donations. The first gathering was in 2016 and Andrea is hoping that with each passing year, the event grows even bigger. In that event, Andrea will be filling out all the necessary paperwork to become a registered charitable organization.

For myself, I look forward to this years event and helping out in any way I can.

Please send inquires to andrea@blueorchidcreations.ca if you wish to help out with this wonderful event!

Disclosure:  A Mom’s Perspective was not sponsored for this post. 

Christine is a mom, a soon to be grandmother and a fur mom to one ‘fur baby’, a dog named Tracker who is never far from Christine’s side. A devoted gardener, during the spring and summer months Christine can normally be found tending to her flower and vegetable gardens. Living in Southern Ontario near Lake Erie, Christine enjoys spending time outdoors and is an avid hiker. She also loves doing small diy projects in her spare time.

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2 Comments

  1. Kelly young

    Thank you so much christine . This is such an amazing event . Thank you for spreading the word and for helping with your donation your so awesome . ❤️❤️

  2. Thanks, Christine! Lovely post you did a great job through this event.

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