W H A T : We are excited to bring you our Portraits For Strength professional headshot event, a fundraiser for Willow Domestic Violence Center. The goal of this event is to support domestic violence survivors in our community, while inspiring confidence in Rochester's working professionals with a fresh new portrait to support their career or business. We are offering a FULL WEEK of discounted professional portrait sessions, designed for working professionals, business owners, creative entrepreneurs, students, i.e. anyone who wants to make a strong first impression in their careers and life. This is the perfect opportunity to freshen up your LinkedIn and facebook profile pictures, update your website and business card - and make your photo work for you!

W H Y   W I L L O W D O M E S T I C V I O L E N C E C E N T E R ? : 

Demand is increasing as they raise awareness of the many types of abuse and the broad range of support services Willow offers. Willow reaches into under-served populations with an increasing focus on LBGTQ and Deaf communities through targeted grant initiatives. Willow Center is removing barriers and increasing accessibility for all survivors.

Each year, Willow Center provides services to over 7,500 people and reaches another 12,000 through prevention education in the Greater Rochester area. The 24/7 Crisis and Support Hotline staff answers 5,000 calls per year, with an average of 20 calls/day. Their 49-bed Emergency Residential Shelter provides safety and security for survivors of domestic violence each year; almost half are children. Willow’s Counseling program provides individual counseling and support groups for 400 survivors in the community each year. Their Prevention Education and Training staff reach over 12,000 students in every school district in Monroe County and on college campuses teaching about healthy relationships. They reach another 2,000 professionals on how to recognize, respond and refer when they see domestic violence in the workplace.

Their mission is to prevent domestic violence and ensure every survivor has access to the services and supports needed along the journey to a safe and empowered life.

D E T A I L S :

  • Update your professional photo - a perfect refresh for your website or company listing, LinkedIn & Facebook profiles, business cards and email sign off block.

  • Monday, October 29th - Friday, November 2nd 2018

  • Daytime and evening appointments available - many with the option for immediate image selection directly following (listed on schedule)

  • Receive your photo fully retouched with print release, ready to post or print within a few days of image selection


  • A $25 donation to Willow Domestic Violence Center

  • 15 minutes camera time with Natalie

  • Approx 20 images from which to select your chosen photo(s)

  • 1 digital headshot image, fully-retouched with a reproduction release

  • Additional images will be available | $75 for one, or $50 each for two or more

  • Our studio's exclusive Headshot Style Guide to help you dress and prepare for your shoot

T E S T I M O N I A L S :


Testimonial // Christine Yager

Working with Natalie Sinisgalli and her team for their mini-session fundraiser “Headshots for Success” was an amazing experience! These ladies have a passion for photography, their clients, and this important cause. Not only did I leave with amazing headshots, I left inspired!


Testimonial // Collene Burns

"Regarding a headshot, the only thing I was certain about is that it should uniquely represent me personally and professionally. As for the rest – what to wear, how to pose, whether to smile – I hadn’t the faintest clue. Natalie and the team had me covered from beginning to end, and the results far exceeded expectations. To have this amazing experience and have the experience contribute to such a great cause was an additional benefit.

I enjoyed working with the team at NSP so much that I’ve been back twice this year for family portraits; they wrangled a reluctant teenage boy, particular adults, and an excitable dog! The results are phenomenal and we’ve heard from many, many friends how well Natalie captured the spirit of our family. We’re grateful to the NSP Team for their work this year, and look forward to working with them for many years to come!"


Testimonial // Achille Cavatassi

I went to see Natalie Sinisgalli to get headshots for the 40 under 40 event. I’m not a huge fan of being photographed, however Natalie and her team made me feel at ease when taking my headshots – the entire experience was actually fun. Their creative direction really allowed for an impactful session and I was pleased with the variety in photos that I had to choose from.


Testimonial // Christopher Haigh

“I was blown away by how professional the experience was with Natalie and her team when I did my headshots during their “Headshots for Success” campaign. Normally when you pay a discount for something you come to expect a discounted experience, but that was not the case working with Natalie and Molly. Everything about the experience was efficient and enjoyable, from scheduling the appointment to selecting my images. The photos were incredible quality and I use them for every professional profile I have. I can’t recommend their service enough."


Testimonial // Lyn Matteson

"The photo shoot was awesome. I never realized what a big difference it makes on the quality of your photo. Natalie is customer-oriented and she actually turned the process fun. Not your typical photographer! Scheduling was simple and the selection process was easy. They do a great job! Highly recommend for a small cost and little time… Thank you NSP!"


Testimonial // Jacqueline I. Phichith

"I had the pleasure of having my first headshot taken at Natalie Sinisgalli Photography during their charity event, “Headshots for Success”. The whole process was not only professional, but they made it fun and on top of all of that they made me feel like I was the only one they were working with that day. It felt really special and empowering....both Natalie and Molly made me feel that way. It was such a nice experience and the pictures were amazing. I would highly recommend it to everyone!" I definitely want to come back soon for another event!


Testimonial // Caroline Tolbert

"I had never had a professional headshot taken but had always wanted one - and I finally took the plunge when I needed one for the Rochester Business Journal's Forty Under 40. I had such a great experience with their “Headshots for Success” mini-session event. Molly answered all of my questions to prepare in advance and working with Natalie was fun and relaxing. When the newspaper came out, I received a lot of compliments on my photo - and I loved that it was all for a great cause!"


Testimonial // Antra Gilbank

My experience with Natalie Sinisgalli Photography was nothing short of exceptional! From the scheduling process, to the studio visit and shoot, to the final selection, editing and delivery of photos – working with Natalie and her staff was absolutely delightful! The end product – the photos – STUNNING (I could go on and on). NSP has become my Rochester photographer of choice and I can’t wait to schedule future individual and family sessions with her!


Testimonial // Alyssa Belasco

"When I heard about this fundraiser event, I was all in. My headshot was a little outdated and I thought it was a great opportunity to get a new photo to use across all forms of social media for brand consistency. Plus, with a portion of proceeds supporting a local organization whose mission aligns with my values and passion for helping women in our community, it was multitasking at its finest; doing good while looking good! My shoot with Natalie was incredibly fun and empowering. She made me feel comfortable and my authentic self came through in the photos. Women are their worst critic, normally I’m very picky about photos and find something I don’t like about myself in them. That was far from the case here, I had such a hard time choosing just one headshot from our shoot, that I decided this time around I was getting three, and each shows a different side of me."

W E A R E F U L L Y B O O K E D !

Thank you for your interest in this event. We raised $1250 for Willow, and completed over 50 headshots for local business people! If you’d like to be a part of our next fundraisering headshot event, please enter your email address below and we will notify you as soon as the next event is announced!