On January 31st, 2014, my dad passed away unexpectedly from a massive heart attack. Prior to his death, he and I had done a fun photo shoot involving things he loved. I never realized how important these pictures would turn out to be, until he was no longer with us.

With this thought in mind, I came to realize not all families have the luxury of having good, quality photos of their loved ones. Photography is expensive but it’s one of those things so greatly appreciated, especially after the death of a family member.

The goal I had with this page was to help out whenever I could. I had initially pledged to do one session a month and this quickly morphed into multiple projects. Thanks to the help of other local photographers, we’ve been able to photograph over 100 families, completed several fundraisers for local causes, captured (via photos) the work of many community groups and related projects, and have met a ton of awesome people. Also, we’ve able to assist the community with food and toy donations to the less fortunate while providing quality pictures to families.

I now operate a business and have a passion for photography and a desire to still help out when I can in the community. I’ve been shooting and editing for over ten years, and want to share my experience with someone who might appreciate it.

I will continue on the PIF Photography Project in the form of free shoots and fundraising events.  Thanks so much for the past two years – I look forward to many more.

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