Professional event photographer to capture Ache Around the Lake

Published 3:51 pm Friday, September 24, 2010

Ache Around the Lake organizers recently announced that professional photographer Kelli Covil Collins will be taking race pictures at the 5th annual run/walk to benefit St. Lukes Hospital Foundation.

Collins is donating her time and talent to photograph, edit and catalog more than 300 pictures of the race, most of which will be of individuals and groups as they cross the finish line. All photos will be available for purchase at Kelli C Photography. All overall event pictures will be donated by Collins to the foundation.

Many people use a race as a personal challenge. Capturing that moment of completion in a professional photograph taken by someone as talented as Kelli well, it offers those folks a unique reminder of the time when they gave it their all, says Race Director Scarlette Tapp.

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Collins, a native of Polk County, says she has always enjoyed photography, but recently turned her passion into a profession. As a lifestyle photographer often using natural light, Collins specializes in events, weddings, newborns, and families. Her photo gallery can be viewed at

I love to help local non-profit organizations any way that I can, and if my photography can help a cause I believe in, then I am glad to do it, explains Collins.

Ache Around the Lake is an annual benefit for St. Lukes Hospital Foundation that includes three ways to offer support: The Ache (8K or 5 miles); The Ouch (a two-mile fun run); and a race morning brunch at the historic Lake Lanier Tea House. All proceeds will benefit the St. Lukes Hospital Foundations Building on Excellence campaign. Brunch tickets must be purchased in advance. T-shirts and water bottles will go to the first 200 registered participants.

Visit to register or learn more.