A few weeks ago I had the privilege of shooting the Beautiful Minds fundraising event for NAMI Iowa. NAMI Iowa is an organization that is dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with mental illness and their families through support, education, and advocacy.
The Beautiful Minds event brings history alive with famous actors and actresses who visit the Des Moines metro to perform and talk about their life with mental illness. These famous artists and thinkers privately or publicly battled with depression, eating disorders and severe anxiety but were still quite successful in their chosen career.
Attendees of Beautiful Minds gathered together for a cocktail reception and then departed to dinner parties around Des Moines to enjoy meals and hear the stories about and interact with the famous characters in attendance.
I had an amazing time photographing this unique event, the atmosphere of the evening was delightful there was a great mix of gathering time and intimacy at the individual dinner parties. It was such a wonderful night to support a great organization.
Here are a few of my favorite images from the event!