Tag: charity

Gathering Humanity and Asylum Seekers

Gathering Humanity and Asylum Seekers

Each year we choose a few organizations to partner with working in humanitarian endeavors. One we were introduced to earlier this year was Gathering Humanity. You may have learned about them from our previous posts and social media sharing. But if you’re unfamiliar with them, they work to serve others in the Phoenix-metro area, primarily […]

A Unique Mother’s Story

A Unique Mother’s Story

As Mother’s Day approaches this weekend, I wanted to share the story of a unique woman I recently met, a lady named Susanna.  I met Susanna through Lighthouse Charities, of which I’ve partnered with to create portraits of local refugee families.  Susanna, her husband Ibrahim and their darling 2 children, Amos and Lea, were the first family […]

Refugees – We Want to Tell Your Story

Refugees – We Want to Tell Your Story

Hi Friends and Clients!  We are officially into 2017 and we do hope it is treating you well. In the past we have periodically looked for volunteers for personal projects that are outside of our typical client jobs.  You can see some of those unique Signature Sessions here on the website, where we’ve collaborated with […]

7th Annual Glitterati’s Fashion for a Cause, Benefitting the Akshaya Patra Foundation

7th Annual Glitterati’s Fashion for a Cause, Benefitting the Akshaya Patra Foundation

This is one of those events I look forward to photographing all year long.  We’ve been photographing this event from its inception 7 years ago, and each year it gets bigger and better.  Helmed by Sunny and Anamika Tara and their daughters Samika and Samira, this is one family event that brings together the local […]

Featured Photographer on F Stop Lounge

Featured Photographer on F Stop Lounge

I am always honored when an industry organization wants to hear my story and share it with its readers, and today I am fortunate enough to be featured on F Stop Lounge based out of Australia.  They are a leader in industry-related content ranging from product reviews, tutorials, and videos and podcasts, boasting over 144,000 […]

5th Annual Glitterati Event Benefitting Akshaya Patra

5th Annual Glitterati Event Benefitting Akshaya Patra

Every year I look forward to this event and each year it keeps getting better and better.  It is the annual Glitterati Fundraiser, benefitting the Akshaya Patra Foundation.  Helmed by Saurabh and Anamika Tara, they have dedicated enormous amounts of time and funds to support Akshaya Patra and each year they outdo themselves in putting […]

Humanitarian Photo Project with The Giving Lens and COSA

Humanitarian Photo Project with The Giving Lens and COSA

The truth is, I've tried writing this blog post several times now, and each time I have to get up from the computer.  There are so many emotions, feelings and thoughts that swirl through my mind that I don't know where to start.  But I have to start somewhere and that goes back to almost […]

Smiles for Survivors Charity Winners – The Champol Family

Smiles for Survivors Charity Winners – The Champol Family

Each year I'm honored to donate portrait packages to local charities to raise funds and bring awareness to critical issues that affect us all.  One such charity is Smiles for Survivors helmed by local dentist Dr. Olya Banchik, which aims to provide support for breast cancer patients and survivors.  Often times cancer patients who undergo […]