The Idea Behind Home Sessions for Humanity
A few months ago, I wrote an essay on what human rights meant to me, and essentially my thesis was my belief of the crucial nature of being an active participant in making this world a better place for every man, woman, and child. With this new year of life ahead of me, I knew that I wanted to be more involved with humanitarian work, but struggled to find what I could do when my resources were so limited. But if there was one thing I knew it was that there is power in photographs, how they are captured, created, and composed, and I believe that there is also power in how you share your heart. With both of those two things in mind, the idea of Home Sessions for Humanity was born. This initiative will create a ripple effect, an experience for families I will photographing so that they too can participate in giving back and making a difference too.
Home Sessions for Humanity will be donating 65% of all session investments to the Humanitarian Service where 100% of every dollar is donated to families and individuals in need regardless of race, ethnicity, religious background, and gender through Latter-day Saint Charities. The focus of this program also strives to help those who have been left desolate with self-sufficiency so that they can continue to rebuild their lives long after Humanitarian Services are no longer present. In 2016, millions of people were helped through the Humanitarian Services in 147 countries worldwide, whether through food supplies, medical access, clean water, emergency response, maternal and newborn care, and so on.
This isn't about profit, this is about personally making a difference. This isn't about gain, this about giving families just like yours, and just like mine, the chance to have their stories documented while simultaneously helping rewrite someone else's for the better.