When the Pay it Forward Fertility Foundation (PIFFF) reached out to me and asked me to photograph their Valentines Gala, I jumped at the chance! Every year, seven million women struggle to get pregnant, causing many families to delay starting their families. My wife, Kelly, and I are not an exception to this statistic. Kelly suffers from Poly-cystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), which is the most common cause of female infertility. We are fortunate to have our beautiful daughters, Aubrey and Lily, but it's not lost on me what our road to become parents might have looked like. Because of that, we were both so glad to be able to donate our time and talents to PIFFF for a cause we support with all of our hearts. We know what it's like to want children so desperately, and then finally hold them in your arms... you just can't beat it. Every couple wanting children should know this joy.
The Valentines' Gala was held at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin, Texas. As attendees arrived, they were ushered through a 'red carpet' photo booth experience where they posed with their special someones to commemorate the evening. Once they were done, the real party started!
Guests enjoyed drinks and a candy bar as they bid on silent auction items, such as a guitar signed by The Eagles (Yes, THE Eagles!!), and mingled with friends. Then, everyone was ushered into the formal dining room for a seated dinner, presentations, and a live auction. The 80's cover band The Spazmatics wrapped up the evening with an incredible concert.
It's safe to say this event was a HUGE success. PIFFF was able to raise a lot of money to put toward their goal of helping couples win their battle with infertility. Tim Kyle Photography was merely glad to play a part.