Starting in 1928, Paul Gittings, Sr. led a company culture of quality work and giving back to communities. Now, our company continues to carry forward Mr. Gittings’ vision by working with several wonderful organizations that share our values.
We are honored to work with The Jewel Charity in Fort Worth on an annual basis because of their commitment to the children’s medical community.
Our Partnership with The Jewel Charity
Gittings has been involved with the Jewel Charity Ball since the 1960s and started providing photography for the event in the 1980s. We have been annually selected as one of three photographers to create portraits for The Jewel, a full-color, hardbound book that The Jewel Charity gives to sponsors and qualifying Angel donors.
The keepsake features both individuals and businesses that contribute to the charity, with the proceeds supporting pediatric and children patients at Cook Children’s Medical Center.
By sponsoring a page in the book, the donor receives a complimentary photo session with one of the three official photographers, and a copy of the finished book. Submissions for the 2018 book are open through September.
Additionally, Gittings has been asked to create portraits of the 2018 Jewel Charity Ball Committee.
Cook Children’s Medical Center is celebrating their 100th year, so we photographed the Committee at the original hospital. The roots of the former Cook Children’s Hospital date back to January 29, 1929, when the W. I. Cook Memorial Hospital opened at 1212 West Lancaster Street in Fort Worth. The original hospital, designed in Italian Renaissance architecture, had 55 beds. It was a fantastic backdrop for the portraits.
We are proud to continue this long-lasting relationship that began more than 50 years ago and look forward to contributing to the latest edition of this outstanding event.
Gittings: Your Fort Worth Portrait Photography Studio
Working with organizations such as The Jewel Charity enables us to reach our goal of spreading joy and creating a lasting impact on the people we encounter.
Our portraits have captured members of the Fort Worth community for decades. By continuing our partnerships with The Jewel Charity and other reputable organizations, we are confident that we will continue making a positive impact on the community for decades to come.
Gittings is Fort Worth’s premier photography studio, specializing in individual, family and business portraits. If you would like to hear more about our upcoming events or would like to partner with Gittings, contact the Fort Worth studio today!