~ Giving Back

I believe it is important to give to people who are less fortunate.  I also believe in the power of photography, and the value of having some of our best memories preserved through photography.  That is why I started my campaign Capturing Hope.

This project is about bringing professional photography to individuals and families who can't afford to hire a professional photographer. 

I will work with individuals to schedule a shoot of their choosing.  This can be anything from maternity, family portraits, individual portraits, engagement photos or even wedding photography all for free!


~ What They Get

Once a family or individual is selected, I will set up a date and time for their photoshoot.  The shoot itself is one hour in length and will be done on location at a place agreed upon.  For certain photo sessions a makeup artist can also be available.  I will provide roughly 5 edited images from the shoot, and the client will pick 1 of those images to have printed.  They will receive:

-Two 8x10 prints or one 11x14 print,
-Two 5x7 prints, and
-24 wallet size prints

Of course, additional prints can be ordered at an additional cost.

On occasion I will also provide photography services for a couple's wedding free of charge.  However, this is very selective due to the costs that are involved with wedding photography. 


~ How I Select The Recipient

The individual/family must be nominated either by someone else or by the individuals themselves.  I will review their story and the reasons why they can't afford a photographer.  Then, if selected, they are put on a list of names that I will work through based on the type of shoot, if it's time sensitive (i.e. maternity sessions), and when they were nominated.


~ How I Do It

A portion of all my profits from my photography work gets put into Capturing Hope.  I also accept donations through the link below or through PayPal.  I donate my own time, so the money goes toward the prints and if I need to hire an assistant.

Donate Toward Capturing Hope

Nominate Someone for Consideration

Please fill out the form below to nominate yourself or someone you know.

Your Name *
Your Name
What type of photo session? *
Please select which type of photo session this individual/family would need