I am a firm believer in giving back to my community, even when times are tough. Here are some ways I've been able to serve our community.

Supporting Non-Profit Organizations:

  • CASA of Southwest Missouri, provided headshots and images for website and social media, February 2023
  • Dream Factory of Southwest Missouri, photographed Tea Party Benefit, October 2022
  • Missouri State University's NAACP, provided headshots for students beginning to job search, August 2022
  • Springfield Public Schools, donated session vouchers to a few lucky teachers, August 2022
  • Horace Mann Elementary School, donated session vouchers, September 2021
  • Parents' Cooperative Preschool, donated session vouchers, August 2021
  • Humane Society of Southwest Missouri, provided holiday pet portraits for adoptable animals, December 2020
  • Habitat for Humanity, donated session vouchers, October 2020
  • Arthritis Foundation, "Family Feature" to support a giving campaign publication, October 2020

Volunteering as a Photographer for "On Angels' Wings:"

  • Named 2022 "VIP" (Very Important Photographer)
  • Named 2021 "VIP" (Very Important Photographer)
  • providing sessions for families with children who have received a terminal risk diagnosis
  • providing "rainbow baby" sessions to families who have previously lost a child
  • providing loss sessions for babies born still or newborns with limited life expectancy

Donating Services that Benefit Our Community:

  • free or reduced-cost milestone sessions for children for homeless families and foster families
  • free ongoing NICU sessions for babies with extended stays (3+ weeks) pending schedule availability
  • annual free headshot event for local area female business owners
  • free or reduced-cost branding sessions for POC (People of Color) freelancers or business owners

If you know a family or organization who could benefit from my support, feel free to reach out. Any discounted or free services are provided at my discretion and based on availability, need, circumstance, and alignment with my personal philosophies. I do not (and financially, can't) approve all requests, although I would love to do so if I could!