Commitment to Charity
Giving back to our community
I was always taught that when we receive blessings in our lives, it is our responsibility and privilege to pass them on and be a blessing to others. This is why I am always looking to give back to the community in whatever way I can.
Currently, I am working with veterinarian Cassandra LaCava of LaCava’s Mobile Veterinary Service on a fundraising calendar for animal shelters. This is our second year creating this pug-themed calendar, and once again we will be donating 100% of the profits to a well deserving rescue group. This year’s rescue team is Pug Rescue of Northwest Arkansas! They work tirelessly to find safe and loving homes for Pugs in AK. The 2017 calendar is available now!! contribute to this great cause by ordering yours HERE.
As often as possible, I volunteer to photograph local fundraising events such as Relay for Life free of charge. If you have a local fundraising event you’d like photography coverage for, please contact me today so we can collaborate and help your organization receive the attention it deserves! In addition, I offer sliding scale pricing for all non-profit organizations, and help support their efforts to serve their communities by documenting special events all over the country.
A Family for Everyone
Last but definitely not least, this issue is the closest to my heart. As we celebrate and preserve the love of a family in photographs, we must also remember that not every child has a family to call their own. Over 100,000 children in the US are on the waiting list to be adopted, in an overloaded system that isn’t well equipped to serve them. That’s why I am passionate about supporting organizations that help take the strain off that system, and make it easier to match families to children in need. Together We Rise is an outstanding organization that works in a variety of ways to make the foster & adoption experience a warmer one for children all over the country. I am proud to be on their list of photographers who donate sessions to parents and families working to adopt from the foster care system. As of 2016, I have also made a pledge to donate a portion of every family portrait session to Together We Rise, to help fund scholarship programs for foster children in the United States.