Las Vegas Refugees

I started earlier this year a relationship and partnership with Lighthouse Charities.  Lighthouse does tremendous work here in the Las Vegas area helping to support and resettle refugees.  Earlier this year we conducted a portrait series of several families where we were able to create portraits of each family in a studio setting, and gift each family a print of their own to keep.  For some families, this is the only or first family portrait they own.

Lighthouse Charities provides so much support and resources for these newly resettled families, including providing them free English classes to help them learn this language which may be completely new to them.  I popped in to one of their classes recently and was able to capture some more portraits of the attendees right there on the church grounds.  I can’t even imagine the amount of struggle and horrific circumstances they have endured to get to this point, so seeing some smiling faces and families coming together was completely heartwarming.  Each of these families are refugees from Afghanistan.

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I’M  YASMIN

Portrait, Branding, Fitness & Studio PHOTOGRAPHER

Fueled by equal parts Earl Grey tea and passion, I spend my days capturing the kinds of images that make you stop, smile and ask time to please slow down. I believe in real moments and heartfelt conversations on the front porch. In the kinds of images that remind you of the joy that can be found in the simplest of moments together. I believe in images that are itching to be printed, placed in beautiful frames and hung on walls for years to come. 

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