Ron Deshaies and his wife Donna Jean have been involved
in charity photography in Charlotte for over 12 years,
as our way of giving back to the community. Ron may
be first known as the Palm Night photographer for the
Family Center for the past 4+ years. His talents capturing
this event can be seen on their website at www.palmnight.org.
You may ask how Ron got involved with charity photography.
The answer is his beautiful little daughter, Sonya Renee,
who died of Cystic Fibrous when she was only
3 1/2 years old. Ron first went to the Cystic Fibrosis
Foundation and offered his help in 1995. They needed
someone to photograph their fundraising events and Ron
immediately volunteered, refusing to take any payment
for his time or pictures. Quickly, his kind offer and
his talent became well known to the charitable community
and he was soon involved with numerous charities, again-not
accepting any money for his photography services. From
that point on, his photographs have shown up on the
mantels and walls of many of our local personalities,
as they met and were photographed by Ron Deshaies.
Treasured Events of Charlotte was formally founded in
2005 by Donna Jean Deshaies and together, Ron and Donna
Jean, have taken Ron's love of photography and his middle
child desire to please everyone to a new level, as he
continues to offer photography services to local and
national charities as well as individuals and businesses.
Ron Deshaies and Treasured Events of Charlotte have
been published locally and nationally in magazines,
newspapers, and books, including The Charlotte Observer,
South Park Magazine, Parents Magazine, and the Charlotte
Weekly. His photography has also been used on several
websites. The numerous charities Ron has worked for
include The Family Center, JDRF, MDA, March of Dimes,
Cystic Fibrous, Pin Stripes(ALS), Bobby Phills Foundation,
St. Judes, Florence Crittenton Services, Leukemia and
Lymphoma Society, and other charities that have requested
his services and special charity rates.
Ron is now the team photographer for the Charlotte Checkers
and the Charlotte Knights as well as the photographer
for the popular magazine distributed to the students
in the Charlotte Mecklenburg schools, My School Rocks.
He also contributes to South Park Magazine, Carolina
Panthers Roar magazine, Cats and Dogs of Charlotte,
and 7zero4Events.com. References are available on request.
Treasured Events of Charlotte and Ron and Donna Jean
Deshaies are also proud members of the Charlotte Chamber