Standing with Love – Together Rising – Philadelphia Child Photographer

There’s no such thing as other people’s children.

We have more power than we realize. Our power can be used to help support what we believe in, something that needs to be changed. We may not be able to do everything – but we can, absolutely, do something. Together Rising is now one of my somethings.

Together Rising is the kind of love we need.

Since 2012, Together Rising has raised over $9 million dollars. This money has been and will continue to be used to work with refugees, homeless youth in the United States, and for many other children and families in crises. They also work closely with Project HOME, a Philadelphia non-profit organization. I LOVE that most of Together Rising’s funds are raised through Love Flash Mobs! These fundraisers have revolutionized crowd-sourced online giving – thousands of strangers donating to meet a particular need in a matter of hours. 100% of what Together Rising receives goes directly to help those in need.

The most amazing thing is that this project is accessible to everyone. The maximum contribution you can make is $25. You can make a difference today!



Together Rising raised $215,000 to ensure that 10-year old Samir, a child severely wounded by ISIS, received the treatment needed to heal, and to provide several internally displaced families with food, shelter and protection.



“Love is not Either/Or. Love is AND/BOTH.”

As not just a child photographer, but also a mother, I am committed to paying forward to children worldwide the chance for a better life. Today my heart is so full with love as I share this amazing organization with my KMP Family!

If you’d like to join me in the healing, uplifting work of Together Rising, please head on over and make a small contribution.

Let’s unite in LOVE! Today you and I can join so many others and make a difference!


“We live in a world where people believe that We Belong To Each Other.

We live in a world where people give away hard-earned money to strangers.

We live in a world where Love Wins.

And we have proof: Since 2012, Together Rising has raised Nine Million Dollars, with a mean donation of $25.”


Share, share, share!

Please share this amazing organization! Send an email to family and friends, post links on social media, or even go “old school” and pick up the phone. :)

You can learn all about the life-saving work being done here. And I’ll be sharing updates and those awesome Love Flash Mobs in the future too!

As always, thanks for allowing me to be a part of your world. :)

With all my love and appreciation,



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Holiday Mini Sessions for a Great Cause – Philadelphia, PA – Child and Family Photographer

For 2014 Holiday Sessions — Click HERE!

I want to help out a cause that’s close to my heart, and I’d love your help. Please join me in supporting a wonderful organization, and have amazing new photos taken!


Inspiration Through Art is a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering people to give back, and make a difference through the beauty of art. Their mission is to help provide and capture memories for families who have a child suffering from a serious illness or life altering disability.

These sessions are fabulous for: children, families, lovebirds, best friends and more! This is the perfect opportunity to snag those images for holiday cards and gifts! 

Image Details: Your photos will be available to you one week after your session, so please plan your session date accordingly! Each package includes fully-edited proofs in a password protected online gallery.

Digital Files: Images are saved in high resolution, ready for printing. Digital downloads will be instantly available.

Custom Phone App: That’s right, every package includes your very own mobile phone app! Easily uploaded to iphones and (newer) android devices – perfect for sharing and bragging. Click here, and envision your photos. Soon you’ll be showing off your custom app to all of your friends!

Reel Life Session Video: This is a mix of your beautiful session images and reel video clips from your session. My clients are in LOVE with this keepsake. What a perfect way to have your children and family captured forever. Click here for an example.

Holiday Card Template: Your favorite image added to a custom Holiday Card design – what’s not to love?

Location: All Mini Sessions will take place in an amazing location of my choosing. Trust me, it’s fabulous. :)

$50 deposit and signed contract are due at the time of booking. Deposit and Session Fees are nonrefundable but may be used towards a future session.

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Holiday Mini Session Winner – Philadelphia, PA – Child and Family Photographer


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This was a fun project for the kiddo and I. He was SO excited to be able to choose the music – which may be pretty obvious! :) Good luck to you all!

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The Gold Hope Project – Philadelphia, PA – Child and Family Photographer

There are a few (very special) organizations that I am a proud chosen photographer/member of — this is the most rewarding way of giving back for me.

The Gold Hope Project is one of them…

After seeing a photog friend’s wonderful photo shoot with a family for the Gold Hope Project, I knew I needed to be a part of this group. They are still a fairly new organization and can use volunteers and donations to help these amazing children and their families. There are many ways you can get involved, even just by helping to spread the word!

If you have a child battling cancer please contact them (or me!) and take advantage of what the Golf Hope Project has to offer. Please take a moment to read their mission – if you have any questions please feel free to ask me. Don’t forget to check out their website and become a fan on Facebook.

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More precious than the gold that represents them, children are our future. This year alone, approximately 13,500 parents will have to listen to a doctor tell them, “Your child has cancer.”
Can you imagine?

There are twelve major types of childhood cancers. From there, they are broken down into three groups.

  • Leukemias (cancer of the blood)
  • Lymphomas (cancer of the immune system)
  • Solid tumors (cancer in bones, organs, or tissue)

While the survival rate has increased over the past 40 years from 10% to nearly 80%, the number of children diagnosed increases slightly each year. And, while there have been many medical advances in the field of cancer research, treatment of pediatric cancer is still very aggressive and can have many lasting side effects. Some pediatric brain tumors, such as brain stem gliomas and pontine gliomas, are terminal upon diagnosis and no new protocols have been developed in 30 years. Despite the astonishing number of children being treated each year (approximately 40,000), funding for the research and implementation of better treatment remains largely underfunded.

You are not alone. The Gold Hope Project is a group of photographers that have come together to capture the moments that your family holds so dear to their heart. Some of us have been touched by the presence of cancer, and some have not, but we have all been given a gift that we would like to share with you, completely free of charge.

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