Your Photos Change the World
In the Spring of 2013, only a couple months after I married my beautiful Wifelette, I told her that I wanted to start a wedding photography business. As we talked about the business model and how to begin, we both had a strong desire to be generous with the company.
At the time we didn’t have a lot of money (our 2016 selves would beg to differ) but we had so many charities and missionaries we wanted to support and bless financially. But without expendable income, we just had enough to pay the bills and eat. Eating is always a must.
-//- Baylor Scholarship Dinner -//-
We wanted to set up the business with a generous mindset. That mindset was that 10% of all income would go straight to the Foster Care Initiative (now Restore Foster Care), a charity that was and is dear to our hearts since we do play to foster or adopt one day. After the first year of business we had given over $500 to support local foster families and adoptions! It was amazing! There was no way that we could do that on our salary. This business had given far more than we could have given on our own.
That 10% of giving eventually became 15% and that single charity became 5 different and amazing charities we’ve partnered with. Each couple getting married or family celebrating a newborn addition gets to choose one of those charities. In 2016 we also started giving to charities that were close to our couples’ hearts. It has been amazing to get stories back from these charities about what they are doing and how we (and YOU) are making a difference in this world!
-//- Brookwood In Georgetown -//-
-//- Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach Graduations -//-
In late 2016 we partnered with yet another amazing charity that we had given to from time to time, The Archibald Project. They are an organization that helps raise awareness of the Orphan crisis here in America and around the world. We are honored and delighted to be a partner with them in their Weddings That Change The World program. At least 5% of each wedding we book goes directly to help end the orphan crisis, with the option of giving the other 10% to T.A.P. or any other charity.
Over the past 4 years we have been able to donate photography services for some of these awesome charities and also for some amazing charitable events. Aggieland Pregnancy Outreach, Baylor University, Texas A&M University, The Fashion Event for Mercy Project, Connecting Point Church, Antioch Community Church, Brazos Valley Cares, Restore Foster Care, Brookwood in Georgetown, Brazos Valley Fashion Week for the Fun For All Playground, and we have more charitable events coming up this year and into 2018 that we are so excited about!
-//- Family Photos to Build a Church -//-
Thanks to the generosity placed on our hearts by our relationship with the church and with Christ, and thanks to all the fantastic weddings, family photo sessions, senior portraits and more, we have been able to give over $15000 as of the beginning of May 2017!! How exciting is that! We are so excited to see that number grow over the next 4 years of All Heart and to hear the stories of how your photos are changing the world in the years to come.
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-//- The Fashion Event 2017 -//-
Thank you all for choosing All Heart Photography to tell your stories. And thank you for being a huge part in changing this world for the better!