As a photographer, I get to see first hand how busy families are and how hard it is for them to take a few minutes out of their schedule sandwiched between volunteer meetings, school plays and hockey practises, to dedicate to a photo session. I also get to see (and capture) how fleeting those moments are and, although it may not feel like it at the moment, how quickly they pass you by.
As a busy parent myself, I have been searching for a way to give back to families who need it most and in a way that I can feel I have made a difference using the skills I have. When I came upon The Tiny Light Foundation, I was very excited and immediately applied to become a volunteer photographer for them. The Tiny Light Foundation, is a non-profit organization which provides professional photography services for children and families who have received a life altering diagnosis. Having the extra appointments, follow ups etc in the face of such a diagnosis, it becomes even more important to capture memories of families as they are at the moment, yet there is often not the funds, nor the energy left over to put into contacting a photographer to do so. I was thrilled to be accepted and am proud to be part of an organization that can make such a positive difference in the lives of families and children who need it most.
I would encourage you to check out The Tiny Light Foundation here and see first hand the difference they make.