We are very honored to be featured on Cake and Picture’s blog on philanthropic photographers. Cake & Pictures is an exclusive directory of the finest wedding photographers in the world, and their focus is to connect brides with photographers.
Aside from wedding photography, our passion also is to share our lives with people from all over the world and tell their stories through photography. We were privileged to have the opportunity to meet a group of Haitian women and children and tell their stories.
I remember when first embarking on this journey, I kept asking myself “why Haiti?”, and even you might be asking the same thing since we all know that there is suffering and need all over the world, even in our own neighborhoods. The answer to those “why’s” for me were answered after we had met these women and children who had touched my life, and it was perfectly summed up by this quote from Eat Pray Love, “Of course I was aware, I explained, that this is a world full of untold suffering and war and that everyone is in need right now, but what are we to do? This little group of people had become my family, and we must take care of our families wherever we find them.”
Other inspiration, the words of Mother Teresa:
- “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one”
- “In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love”
The Progress: We have raised $1578 so far. We are definitely on the way! We need to raise $2500 total for our next trip to include housing, airfare, and supplies. Also, for the child sponsorship program, it is $480 per child per year. Our goal is to sponsor at least 3 kids by the end of the year (or you can go here and sponsor your own child. Please let us know if you do!). Thank you all for your support so far through wedding donations and the Haiti portrait special. Please continue to spread the word and let others know so we collectively can continue to love on Haiti.