Phoenix Newborn Photographer
Replacing the Title "Business" with "Ministry"
n late 2017, The Baby Whisperer Portraits replaced the title of "Business" with "Ministry".
I realized that I no longer had the desire to photograph for profit.
Over the last year, after much prayer and faith; God laid it on my heart a couple years ago to create a ministry that provides complimentary portrait sessions to families in need.
This decision did not come easy to me. (I mean it took me 2 years to finally take the leap)
I worried about what would happen to my current clients.
I worried about how to be fair to my fellow photographers.
And I worried about how to distinguish families that are truly in need.
The reoccurring theme that can be noticed in the above statement is: worry.
And then I realized that I was worrying instead of having faith that everything would fall into place because God is in control.
When I laid it all down, and let God take the whole shebang this is where HE brought me.
My goal: I want to give to families who have overcome hardships, I want to bless people who give back to the community.
Each gifted session from 2017 reassured me that this was the right thing to do.
Giving fills my love tank.
All I want to do more than anything in this world is to show people love and how much God loves them.
So this is how it will work:
Each family that is gifted a Complimentary Session has met 2 qualifications that I have put in place,
each story is reviewed by a board of volunteers and voted on prior to selection. Please note that each client will be a case by case basis.
To see what the qualifications are for a complimentary session please visit the qualifications page.
If a family that has submitted a story does not fit the standardized criteria, I have references for experienced photographers that will meet a wide range of budget needs.
Great Candidates are People who:
~ FAMILIES Affected BY TERMINAL ILLNESS
~ FAMILIES WITH A CHILD OR PARENT IN HOSPICE
~ NICU BABIES
~ INFERTILITY / ADOPTION
~ Surrogate Families
~ Traumatic Birth Experiences
~ FAMILIES AFFECTED BY Infant or Child LOSS
~ FAMILIES AFFECTED BY DISABILITIES
~ FIRST Responders
(POLICE, Military AND FIRE FAMILIES)
~ COMMUNITY EDUCATORS
~ Submit a 100 Word minimum story of the events that qualify for the nomination.
~ Provide three references that can be called to verify event History.
~ Sign a Contract and model release which allows images to be shared from the session on any platform.
~ consent to allowing their story to be shared in a blog (can be done Anonymously) to help spread awareness.
Even though some families will meet the qualifications it does not mean that a complimentary session will be granted.
The Baby Whisperer Portraits is an equal opportunity photographer..we do not to discriminate against any applicant because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, physical or mental disability, or age.