Mostly inspired by our mothers, the idea of of giving back was deeply planted in our childhood.
Cultivated by our own personal experiences, connecting with our community and aligning our talents with ways to help others is at the core of who we are.
It is important to us to volunteer our cameras + time every chance we get.
We use what we are good at in the service of helping others, specifically children.
Fostering resilience through the arts, we mentor children – empowering them by helping them learn new skills, improve self esteem and be part of a caring community.
For well over a decade, we have worked with Free Arts. We have been part of the Professional Artist Series, Mentor Series as well as documenting the soul of what Free Arts is to the community through their Free Arts Days and Summer Camp Series.
Kids in Focus has been close to our hearts for years. This after school Program takes at-risk youth on a journey of discovery through classroom lessons + photography field trips, culminating in a public photo exhibit of their work.
We are honored to be there to capture those smiles and forever preserve images of courage, beauty and dignity. For Flashes of Hope it is taking a child’s portrait that has been diagnosed with cancer, or a family without the means to pay for a family session yet they will treasure for generations one last family portrait with their father, documenting The East Bali Poverty Project (EBPP), a non-profit that helps thousands of people living in abject poverty without water, sanitation, roads, schools, health facilities and electricity.
Additionally, we donate hundreds of hours of our time to local non-profits and charities, using photography to help them promote their needs.
Images have power, a single photograph can have so much emotional impact, more than words alone. Aligning photography with the service of helping.
And that’s why we do what we do.