I am the volunteer staff photographer for the Mariners Church Military Ministry that adopted the "Dark Horse" 3/5 Battalion comprised of over 1,000 Marines and sailors garrisoned at Camp Pendleton.
The "Military Ministry" supports the well being of the Marines and families of this Battalion. The annual Christmas party for these Marines will be held this year on Saturday December 1, 2018. Event begins at 4:30pm and ends 8:30pm. Event is held in the Mariners Church Community Center.
I will be shooting formal "Santa" portraits. Attendance will be approximately 2000 Marines, families and children.
In addition to these "formal" portraits, we need a small team of 6 photographers to roam the event and shoot the FUN candid photos of the festivities that will take place. These shots will be posted online so the families will be able to view and download pictures of their families.
If you are looking for "pro experience" shooting a large organized group, this is a great opportunity. (Need NOT be a pro to shoot this)
Also, it goes without saying that this is an opportunity to give back and assist these soldiers that silently give so much to us. I can vouch that it is a very rewarding activity, both personally and photographically.
PS: Please only RSVP if you will attend. If then you find you are unexpectedly unable, cancel your RSVP so any on the wait list can fill the spot.