We Now Have A Referral Program!

In gratitude for all the referrals we receive from our student body, we are now offering $50 off coupons as a token of our appreciation!

When filling out their information on the payment page, the student needs to enter in your name and email as the referrer. We will then contact you directly with the coupon code for you to save $50 off any group class you choose to attend.

Monthly Charity Donations - October's Funds will go to Michael's Cause

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

October's donation will go to Michael's Cause. Our teacher, Michele Yacovello, had proposed this for consideration.

Michele states 'I've been volunteering my time and photography to Michael’s Cause for the past 4 years. After meeting the family and especially Michael I knew I had to contribute in any way I could. Rob and Theresa, Michael’s parents, are passionate about funding research to help find a cure to help their son and all boys with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  DMD is a genetic disorder that involves rapidly worsening muscle weakness, difficulty walking and breathing.  This disease affects 1 in 3500 boys worldwide.'

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Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of October, you will be participating in making a difference at Michael's Cause.

September's donation is going to Pleasant Animal Shelter.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let us know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - September's Funds Will Go To Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

September's donation will go to Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter. Our student, Lisa Hora, had proposed this for consideration as they are a small, caring shelter with deep appreciation of any donations they receive.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of August, you will be participating in making a difference at Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter

August's donation is going to The American Kidney Fund.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - August's Funds will go to The American Kidney Fund

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

August's donation will go to The American Kidney Fund. Our student Valencia Kuykendall, had proposed this for consideration.

Valencia stated that The American Kidney Fund is an organization that helps patients with kidney failure and on dialysis, like me, afford treatment-related expenses such as Medicare/Medicaid, transportation to dialysis centers, prescriptions and many other needs. Also, if a dialysis patient is recovering from a major catastrophe, i.e. hurricane, tornado, flood, the AKF provides assistance by replacing meds, food, household items and pay for pother lost necessities.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of August, you will be participating in making a difference at The American Kidney Fund.

July's donation is going to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - July's Funds will go to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

July's donation will go to Woodstock Farm Sanctuary. Our Associate Teacher, Sepia Prince, had proposed this for consideration.

Woodstock Farm Sanctuary is a Hudson Valley - based  animal shelter that regularly takes in, or works to place farm animals that are victims of cruelty and neglect. Most of these animals are rescued during investigations of farms, stockyards, auctions and slaughterhouses; others arrive from humane societies and SPCA cruelty cases.

Rescue animals are given care and sanctuary, connect with people to advance veganism, and advocate for animal rights in alliance with other social justice movements. Visitors to the sanctuary are provided an opportunity to meet animals who are most commonly exploited. Their mission embodies the vision of a peacful world rooted in respect and justice for all living beings. 

After providing volunteer services with the farm on 3 occasions, Sepia has gained a new found respect for non-profit efforts, and a more broad view of Earth justice.
 

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of July, you will be participating in making a difference at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary


June's donation is going to Family-to-Family.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - June's Funds will go to Family-to-Family

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

June's donation will go to Family-to-Family. Our student, Lew Wunderlich, had proposed this for consideration.

Family-To-Family (F-to-F) is a small, grass-roots hunger relief charity that Lew and his wife have been involved with for close to four years.

Based out of Hastings-on Hudson, New York, F-to-F has funded the delivery of almost 350,000 meals annually and close to six million meals over the organization’s lifetime.  Its unique in that it matches specific impoverished families – often single moms with several kids – with donor families of greater means.

Lew and his wife are donors for a family in Waco,  Texas, underwriting the monthly cost of a box of groceries. This provides “their” recipient family with at least a week’s worth of meals, often arriving just at the time when food stamps may run out.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of June, you will be participating in making a difference at Family-to-Family.

May's donation is our participation and raising funds in the Aids Walk on May 20th. Please join our team!

If you have a charity that's near and dear to our heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.
 

Monthly Charity Donations - Join Our AIDS Walk Team For May's Donation

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

We just finished walking the MS Walk (April's charity) and we're excited to announce that in May we will be participating in the AIDS Walk.

 
 April's Charity: MS Walk

April's Charity: MS Walk

 

Please join our team and walk with us on Sunday, May 20th, in Central Park, to help raise money.

Invite your family and friends to join too (and bring your camera to document the walk)!

Please join now and start recruiting.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let us know so we can donate to it in future months.

Monthly Charity Donations - March's Funds will go to Everytown for Gun Safety

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

Due to the shooting at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida, March's donation will go to Everytown for Gun Safety. Everytown is a movement of Americans working together to end gun violence and build safer communities.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of March, you will be participating in making a difference.

February's donation is going to For His Children.

Don't forget to join our Art of Intuitive Photography Team for the MS Walk on April 15th! 

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

We don't like to brag BUT...

We don't like to brag BUT...we made it into Time Out New York this week!  Thanks goes to our students who write raving reviews and refer us to friends and family. Our success is due to you!

Monthly Charity Donations - February's Donation Will Go To For His Children

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

February's donation will go to For His Children.  Candice Braun has proposed this for consideration as AoIP teen student Annie Braun's younger brother was adopted from FHC seven years ago (he is now nine years old).

For His Children (FHC) is a ministry that provides a home for homeless children with normal needs and special needs in Ecuador. Currently, 40 to 50 children are cared for in two residential care homes in north-east Quito and in Latacunga, in the Province of Cotopaxi. The environment provides physical and emotional support, spiritual nurturing, and lots of tender loving care. The residents of FHC range from newborn to 21 years of age. During its recent 25th year, 25 children were either adopted or reunited with family members. 

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of February, you will be participating in making a difference at For His Children.

January's donation will be going to Emma's Place.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to your heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

Don't forget to join our Art of Intuitive Photography Team for the MS Walk on April 15th! 

In gratitude,

Mindy

Monthly Charity Donations - Join Our MS Walk Team For April's Donation

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

In April, we will be doing something a little different - we will be participating in the MS Walk:NYC on Sunday, April 15th to raise money.

Join our Art of Intuitive Photography team and walk with us! Please invite your family and friends to join too (and bring your camera to document the walk)!

Please join now and start recruiting or, if it's in your heart, you can donate to our team.

February's charity will be announced shortly.
 

Monthly Charity Donations - January's Funds will go to Emma's Place

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

January's donation will go to Emma's Place. Our Associate Teacher, Michele Yacovello, had proposed this for consideration.

Emma's Place is a Staten Island not-for-profit organization of care giving professionals and volunteers committed to supporting grieving children and families year round. Its purpose is to facilitate healing through grief and loss education, including individual and group counseling, family talk and play, art therapies and special events.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of January, you will be participating in making a difference at Emma's Place.

December's donation will go to Staten Island Giving Circle.

If you have a charity that's near and dear to our heart, please let me know so we can donate to it in future months.

In gratitude,

Mindy

Monthly Charity Donations - December's Funds will go to Staten Island Giving Circle

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

December's donation will go to Staten Island Giving Circle. Our Associate Teacher, Michele Yacovello, had proposed this for consideration.

Here are Michele's words about SIGC: 

The Staten Island Giving Circle is near and dear to my heart. I have been involved for 8 years and became president 2 years ago. 

We are a 100% volunteer based grass roots organization doing as much locally as we possibly can. 

Our most popular is the kids enrichment program in which we raise money for school trips, kids coat closets and teachers closets. These take place at title 1 schools in lower income neighborhoods. 

School trips are self explanatory, coats, hats, scarves, gloves, socks and often boots are provided as needed to schools providing a kids coat closet in schools as needed. 

For teachers closets, teachers are nominated and receive a wish list of the  most needed items for their particular classroom. 

This holiday season we are hosting a holiday party for 50 children and we are ‘adopting’ another 65 from a local family shelter. Each child will receive several brand new gifts.

Please check out our website for a full listing of the various projects. You can also find us on Facebook.

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of December, you will be participating in making a difference at SIGC.

November's donation will be going to Main Springs (the Janada L. Batechlor Foundation for Children) in East Africa.

If you have a suggestion of where to donate for the month of January, please let us know. 
 

Fall Photo Contest!

Fall is a beautiful time of year to go outside and capture the beauty around you. To celebrate the season, we are holding a photo contest! 

We invite you to post photos representing fall - photos can include apple or pumpkin picking, foliage, halloween decorations, Thanksgiving table, etc.

We will pick 3 winning images. The winners will receive a $50 coupon which can be used towards any class or private lesson.

 Please tag #intuitivephotofall on Instagram to be eligible. 

Last day to submit photos: Nov 30th.

Good luck and happy photographing!

Your AoIP Team
- Mindy, Sepia, Michele and Kiwon

Monthly Charity Donations - November's Funds will go to Main Springs Foundation

Every month AoIP donates 10% of our income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that is in immediate need, or is a choice from our AoIP community.

November's donation will go to Main Springs (the Janada L. Batechlor Foundation for Childrein) in East Africa. Our student, Margaret Paul had proposed this foundation for consideration.

Here are Margarets words about the foundation: 

An organization that I am deeply connected to is Main Springs, the Janada L. Batchelor Foundation for Children (JBFC). JBFC is a federally recognized 501c3 dedicated to alleviating extreme rural poverty in East Africa by providing compassionate, lasting, innovative change via safe refuge, education, access to healthcare, and economic sustainability through agriculture.

This organization, named after my mother and headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was founded in 2006 by my nephew, Chris Gates. Since its founding, I have watched the organization grow from a four-acre campus on the shores of Lake Victoria in the small village of Kitongo in Tanzania, to what is now a 70-acre campus. This JBFC campus is home to 56 vulnerable girls, educates over 400 boys and girls through their top-ranked primary and secondary schools, and provides access to healthcare to 400 local families. The flagship campus not only employs around 80 local East African staff, but also works hard to be as self-sustaining as possible, using their 35-acre permaculture farm to harvest around one ton of produce a month to feed the school children, residential girls, and staff.

The holistic model of JBFC has been so successful that they were asked by the Tanzanian government to replicate their campus in a second community in Tanzania, and are in fact, breaking ground later this year. JBFC is not only important to me in the sense that it keeps my mother’s legacy alive, but it is important because it is impacting the lives of thousands and creating brighter tomorrows for an entire community.

I recently visited the campus this past summer, after 7 years of not seeing the growth for myself, and I was truly blown away by the incredible progress this whole organization has made. I, of course, am supportive of my nephew and love what he’s doing, but this organization has become so much more than he, my mother, or our family - it is a movement that is changing lives and an entire community. And, after visiting and seeing all of the projects that JBFC supports, I am more passionate than ever to help it grow and succeed. 

Buy purchasing a class or gift certificate on our website in the month of November, you will be participating in making a difference for Main Springs.

Octobers's donation will be going to charity: water.

Monthly Charity Donations

As many of you know, we at AoIP believe in fostering a community of likeminded souls interested in sharing ones love for photography but also making this world a better place by living an authentic life and sharing that with others.

On September 4th Art of Intuitive Photography will be 7 years old and we are exited to add a new component: every month AoIP will be giving 10% of our net income from our website sales to a charity/fundraiser that means something to our AoIP community.

All four of us teachers will choose a charity we feel strongly about, and we ask that you, too, let us know which charity affects your heart so we can donate to it for one month. They can include local charities, or ones in any part of the world. Please email us at artofintuitivephotography@gmail.com with your request and why that charity means something to you. We will include your story in our monthly blog post about why you chose that charity. 

In addition to highlighting a charity per month, we will also be organizing an AoIP Team to participate in some NYC walks, for ex. AIDS, MS, Breast Cancer, etc.

You will also see a green donate button on our site. In addition to the amount AoIP will be donating, you can also help by sharing the button with your friends/family so they can participate and add additional funds. 

Our first charity has been chosen by me, and it  is charity: water.  Click here to start donating to it today. We will announce the upcoming months charity as requests come in from you. 

In gratitude,

Mindy

Group Class Price Increase

Every few years we increase our rates due to changes in the industry. We have not changed the rates in 3 years but feel the need to do so now.

On September 15th our group class prices will be as follows:

Digital Photography for Beginners: $150
Master Manual Mode at Night: $100
Art of Intuitive Photography: $125
Intuitive Photography Walk-About: $100
Intro to Smartphone Photography: $100

Private lesson prices will stay the same. 

If you would like to take advantage of our current rate, you can purchase gift certificates any time between now and September 15th (they are valid for 1 year).

Your AoIP Team

AoIP on Time Out list of best NYC Adult Classes

We are thrilled that Time Out NY has included Art of Intuitive Photography on the list of the 12 best back to school classes for adults in NYC! 

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/best-back-to-school-classes-for-adults-in-nyc

Big thanks to all the students who have taken and reviewed our classes to make this happen.

Your AoIP Team