Help Out A Fellow Photo Girl In Need!

26 Jul

Hi, Betties! Katie, here – one of the newest Betty Editors…

I hate for my first post to be a sad one, but I need to ask for your help to support a fellow lady photographer who has recently lost everything in a fire.

Kori Sutton – you may recognize the name Kori Hiser – is a portrait photographer who was living in Cape May until her husband was stationed in Bainbridge Island, WA, right outside of Seattle, last year. Two days ago, Kori’s house burned down taking with it everything they owned. She lived with her twin sister, their husbands, and her two little boys – 18 months and 4 years old.  And all of them are left with only the clothes on their backs.

Her external hard drives where she had everything backed up, her camera equipment, her computer, her clothes, her little boys’ toys – all of it is GONE.

It’s heartbreaking to think of such a sweet person losing everything – but a fellow lady photographer who is SO talented basically put out of business by a fire? We Betties have big hearts – let’s reach out to her!

Kori's home after the fire

Kori’s a Nikon lady, and she has been given a D300 and one prime lens (I’m not sure which one, but she prefers to shoot with primes). This doesn’t replace what she lost, but it’s a start. But anything anyone can part with – extra memory cards, camera equipment, bags, etc – would be so appreciated!

In addition, Kori and her family are in need of a lot more!

• Clothes: Kori is a size 2 and her sister a 4 – both of them smalls. Her sons are sizes 2T and 4T. (I don’t have Kori or her sister’s husbands’ sizes, unfortunately.)
• Shoes: Both Kori and her sister wear a size 7
• Diapers (size 4), toys for the boys, books – you name it!
• Another helpful idea is gift cards.
• If you’d like to make a monetary donation, you can send it to her directly through Paypal; her email address for Paypl is

I will be sending a big box Wednesday, so if you would like for me to include anything (or if you would rather send things yourself) contact me at

Thanks so much, Betties! I know that Kori isn’t in our area anymore, but I like to think that we photo girls need to stick together, no matter where we are! If you have the means, let’s do what we can to help her out!


3 Responses to “Help Out A Fellow Photo Girl In Need!”

  1. Heather DiPiazza July 26, 2011 at 5:14 pm #

    What a sad story – thank you Katie for sharing and helping out! I have some things that Kori can use – photo-wise – which I’ll email you about to get over to you ASAP…

  2. Sarah @ FlickFoto July 27, 2011 at 10:47 am #

    I’ll be sending out a box as well next week–so if anyone needs a few days to gather/shop. my box of goodies will go out mid-next week. Email me at to get in touch!

  3. katie July 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    This is so horrible.

    I’ll see what I have to send over to her….

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