Importance of Giving

We feel that it is our duty as a small business to give back whenever possible. It’s important because we understand how great it feels to be supported, and having that sense of community. Yes, we’re a sucker for Hallmark like movies where you see everyone pitch in together to help the one another! It’s so true that we NEED each other.

This blog will serve as an explanation of different things that we offer, and do to support this cause.
We’re thankful the art of photography allows us to do this!

Baby "C"
$100 off session rate

Adoption + Surrogacy Sessions

We are so happy to help families celebrate their adoption or surrogacy story! To use this promotion for an adoption, please contact us within 2 months finalized adoption date. We recommend to those who are adopting a baby, to schedule as soon as possible to document their itty-bitty features!

For surrogacies, each situation is unique. This offer can be used to photograph the couple with the surrogate, and another session later to celebrate the new family! Please contact us so we can provide you more information.

NICU Session

We know the NICU can be hard no matter how long your baby(ies) has to stay, or what complications there are. None of it is easy.  This session can be taken place at your home, outside, studio, or at the NICU if the hospital allows it.

Only valid to families with a baby(ies) currently in the NICU, or are a recent NICU graduate. Session must take place no later than 2 months after being discharged.

Adoption, Surrogacy, and NICU sessions can’t be combined with additional offers.

Local non-profits

We started making charitable donations through our business in January 2019 after going through some very difficult times. We went through a lot of losses between 2018 into 2019 that had us really depressed. Being able to give back to the community has brought back a lot of excitement 

How does it work?
Throughout the year we will raise funds for different local organizations, or open it up to allow our Clients to pick where we should send the funds! A charitable donation is always made with weddings and events.

Below is a list of local non-profits that we love to support, but we’re always open to learning about others.

LeAnn’s Make-A-Wish
Dover, Pa
Website | Facebook

Perry County Animal Rescue
Millerstown, Pa
Website | Facebook

Sweet Pea Project
Lancaster, Pa 
Website | Facebook

Young Professionals of Color
Harrisburg, Pa
Website | Facebook

Join Hands Ministry
New Bloomfield, Pa
Website | Facebook

Harvest of Blessings
York, Pa
Website | Facebook

Website | Facebook

York, Pa
Website | Facebook

Local Fire Department, EMS, VFW, or Police Station

Small businesses

We love to work alongside fellow business owners. Tim Ort of Restorations and More llc is a fantastic craftsman who makes some of what we offer! He even gets most of his wood from local mills. Every piece is unique and varies slightly which is the beauty of working with local artists.

We’re also a giver, and just love giving our Clients gifts that we feel they will love. We created a questionnaire that helps us get to know our Clients so we can find something we believe they’ll love!

Some of our favorite local businesses:

Hazel & Harriet – Earrings
No Common Scents – Soaps, Bath, Self Care
Bronya Schmoyer Ceramics – Mugs, and more
Penney Holler – Art and Cards
Kammi’s Kreations – Crochet
Bearly Paper Florals and Events – Sola flower arrangements and more
Hello Gorgeous Boutique – Clothing and gifts
Asheunoia- Artisian Jewlery
Forever Etched- Custom glass engraving

Make A Wish | Fundraising Event 2020

Year after year, this team does everything they can to raise money to support a lot of wishes for children in the area. The biggest fundraising event is in the summer, but it looked different this year. Last year they were able to have a big indoor auction. When the challenge was brought on by the restrictions, the team actually made the event was bigger and better! I believe they are considering on having their next one like this too with vendors, food trucks, and entertainment.

Regardless of the pandemic, LeAnn’s Make-A-Wish team succeeded in raising over $17,000 for 2020! It was absolutely incredible as always to see everyone come together, and put on such a huge event! Unfortunately due to COVID, their Make-A-Wish child, Noelle, wasn’t able to be there in-person.
Nonetheless everyone who pitched in had one thought in common…It’s for the KIDS!

This is Noelle who is 6 years old, and is being treated for cancer in Hershey.
Her wish was a yellow English Labrador Retriever puppy! Noelle’s wish came true the day before the event. Meet little AJ!

Please enjoy some of the highlights from the day. If you feel led to make a donation, or donate items that can be sold for auctions/raffles, you are welcome to contact me and I’ll inform the team!

To follow for more upcoming events and news, click here!

BorderLine did a great job providing music for the event, and Brad Trackman concluded the event!

Thank you Food Truck Vendors for supplying an amazing selection, and donation a portion of your sales to Make-A-Wish!