Free photography sittings offered

Free photography sittings offered


The Central Missouri Foster Care and Adoption Association will offer free family photography sessions next month in Jefferson City.

The organization has scheduled to hold a full day of photo taking sessions for foster, adoptive and kinship families on April 1, according to a CMFCAA news release. The location for the Jefferson City sitting has yet to be announced. The family portraits are going to be on 10-by-10-inch canvases.

Each photo-taking session is set to last at most 30 minutes, with the photographer taking photos of the family and individual children. Interested families can sign up free of charge at, according to the news release.

All time slots between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. have been filled already, according to the online sign-up form. Interested families can email CMFCAA Communications Manager Gerry Tritz to get on the waiting list or be notified for the next photography event, according to the news release.

CMFCAA will hold similar sessions March 18 in Rolla, as well as March 25 in Columbia and Osage Beach. Some time slots are still open for those locations, according to the sign-up form.

The Rolla sitting is expected to take place at the Lions Club Park, 1061 S. Bishop Ave.; the Columbia sitting at the Shelter Gardens, 1817 W. Broadway; and the Osage Beach sitting at Studio T Images, 1104 Runabout Drive.

These events are only open to relevant families in the 24 counties the organization serves: Audrain, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Crawford, Cooper, Cole, Dallas, Dent, Gasconade, Howard, Laclede, Miller, Maries, Moniteau, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Pettis, Phelps, Pulaski, Randolph and Texas.

Apart from giving the participating families their photos, the organization also plans to use of the photos taken to decorate its offices in Central Missouri, according to the news release.

The organization is a nonprofit that is founded in 2007 to provide a variety of services to foster, adoptive and kinship families in Central Missouri, such as training for foster and adoptive parents, according to its website. It served 1,276 children in 2022, according to the organization’s online magazine.