For a professional photographer, discovering that your equipment has been stolen is about the worst nightmare imaginable, and one that recently became a reality for Amy Dragoo of AK Dragoo Photography. The Pennsylvania-based photographer lost almost all of her gear on the night of Feb. 27 when criminals ransacked her neighborhood and stole it from her car.
If you’ve opened any popular equestrian magazine — Practical Horseman, Dressage Today, Chronicle of the Horse, Equestrian, and more — you may have seen one of Amy’s photos. In addition to covering equestrian events and offering stock photography, Amy is a staff photographer for a suburban Philadelphia newspaper. Photography is Amy’s professional livelihood, so one can imagine the detrimental impact the loss of her equipment has — it brings work to a standstill.
Amy’s equipment is fortunately insured; however, she won’t receive the insurance checks in time to replace her equipment for and get back to work before her next event. In an effort to amass some funds, Amy is offering a super sale on her website — if she was the official photographer at any events you attended last year, you’ll want to check this out:
- Now through March 18, 2016 viewing access will be granted to ALL proof galleries.
- You can use the coupon code 16FLASHSALE for 40% off all regularly priced products.
- Order $150 or more and receive a complimentary 2016 season proof viewing subscription.
- And finally: For $350 you can get all the images of one horse from any and all show that Amy was the official photographer at. (This cannot be combined with the 40% off coupon code.)
Additionally, the ever-awesome eventing community is rallying to help. Leading the charge, Ecogold is donating 50% off all online sales placed now through Sunday evening, March 13, 2016 to Amy in order help replace her equipment and get her back on her feet. If you’ve been in the market for a new saddle pad, now is a great time to buy!
We’re wishing Amy all the best as she recovers from this major setback.
Go Amy, Go Ecogold, and Go Eventing.