One of the driving philosophies followed here at Light House Studio is that we should always be willing to give back to the community. We have worked hard to do that from the very beginning over 20 years ago. Over the years that philosophy has taken us in many different directions ranging from providing photography to causes that were near and dear to our hearts to providing web design and marketing services for special non-profit or charitable organizations. That desire still drives our business, today and starting in the Fall of 2016, we have partnered with a Christian photography organization, Crosslight Photo Mission, to lend our talents, experience, and time to work with this compassionate organization.
Crosslight, at its core, is a group of photographers who are using their photography skills to provide family photo session to those families who would not otherwise be able to afford to have professional portraits made. While providing these portraits is one of their primary goals, their work does not stop there. They lend their services to other Christian organizations and charitable groups in their marketing efforts and promotional materials, as well.
So far, in their short time as an organization, they have provided family portraits through two different organizations who serve the communities in rural Appalachia of Tennessee and Kentucky, provided portraits for a Knoxville school with at-risk children and photographed several events for charitable organizations and churches. With at least two more photography events already lined up before the end of the year, they are continuing to gain support and momentum.
All of the photographers and support personnel for Crosslight work on a purely voluntary basis and are not paid for their time and services. Crosslight relies on funding from donations and some fun photography fundraising events to cover their expenses related to the family photos. While today’s digital technology helps to keep costs down, their biggest expense comes from the cost of printing the portraits for the families they serve.
If you would like to donate your time or provide some needed funding to Crosslight Photo Mission, you can contact them online at www.crosslightphotomission.org.