For the third consecutive year, Cara Powell of f8 Photo Studios, a professional, award-winning photography studio based in Raleigh, is both sponsoring and providing photography for the 2019 “Cooking for a Classic” fundraiser to benefit the Lucy Daniels Center in Cary.
The Lucy Daniels Center provides mental health programs and services for children. Cara Powell, f8 Photo Studios’ owner and lead photographer, has served on the Center’s “Cooking for a Classic” steering committee for the past three years.
This sponsorship is part of f8 Photo Studios’ ongoing involvement with charitable efforts in the Triangle, including The Oak City Outreach Center and the Holt Brothers Foundation. According to Powell, photography for “Cooking for a Classic” represents an in-kind donation of approximately $10,000.
“Cooking for a Classic” is a three-week, “sweet 16” tournament-style competition that began February 25 and concludes on March 11. Eight of the Triangle’s top chefs compete over the course of six evenings at various locations. Each chef uses secret ingredients to create three dishes per night. Ticketed guests vote anonymously, along with a panel of professional chefs, to determine which competitors move on to the next round. The ultimate prize is a classic car — a restored 1981 Jeep Scrambler — or $15,000 in cash for the team. (Click here for more information.)
“I love this event so much,” Powell said recently. “I am proud to have participated since its inception and I look forward to continuing in my efforts to raise money for such a worthy cause.”
About f8 Photo Studios
Established in 2004, f8 Photo Studios is one of the leading, award-winning photography studios in North Carolina’s“Triangle” region, specializing in creative wedding photography, portraits, and commercial imagery. Owner Cara Powell has received seven “Best of Weddings” honors from The Knot.com, ultimately garnering induction in The Knot’s Hall of Fame. Through Two Bright Lights (TBL), her work has been published so often that she just received TBL’s coveted Editor’s Choice Award (2019), representing the top 1% of TBL’s extensive membership. Regionally, her work has been featured in a host of publications, including Charleston Weddings, The Knot magazine, Midtown, Walter, Raleigh Magazine, and Triangle Business Journal. f8 Photo Studios is located in The Loading Dock at 1053 E. Whitaker Mill Road, No. 115, Raleigh, NC 27604. For more information, visit www.f8photostudios.com.