As a small business owner I truly appreciate my clients’ support that allows me to do the work that I love to do. In 2010 I decided to use that support as a gift back to my community.
In addition to monetary donations to charitable causes I also lend my time, talent, and resources to deserving organizations and individuals. It makes me feel wonderful to be able to give this gift back to the people of Wisconsin and beyond, and you can feel good knowing that a portion of your session cost will go toward a good cause making you part of that gift as well.
In past years I have taken nominations for high school seniors who exhibit superior need and/or academic achievement to receive free Senior Portrait sessions, in 2013 I will be donating five Senior Packages to deserving students. Know a teen you’d like to nominate? Email me!
In a calendar year I try to make 1/3 of my total sessions donated to individuals and organizations in need. If you know of someone that would benefit from my services please be in touch, I am always looking for new opportunities to pay it forward.
I am a proud Affiliated Photographer with the following organizations…
Help-Portrait Madison completed it’s 4th annual event in Madison on December 1st 2012 with nearly 500 individuals photographed. I am proud to currently be the lead organizer for this event, and of everyone on the team of volunteers that help make it possible to give this gift on such a large scale. With the help of The River Food Pantry we have provided free portraits and prints for over 1000 people in Dane County to date.
Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep’s mission is to introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with the free gift of professional portraiture. NILMDTS believes these images serve as an important step in the family’s healing process by honoring their child’s legacy.
The FILM Project (Family Images for Lasting Memories) is a new organization that provides free professional photography to families dealing with cancer. FILM is a new organization, I am proud to be one of the first FILM affiliated professional photographers in Wisconsin.
I have also donated my photography to Flashes of Hope, The River Food Pantry and JDRF – Western Wisconsin Chapter