Ark of the Rainbow is a school and community center in a slum of Bangalore, India, serving some incredible people and making a big difference in so many lives. At its core, the mission of Ark is to educate the children of a very vulnerable community, where the threats of human trafficking and sex slavery are very real. The beauty of educating these little ones (especially the girls) goes beyond those threats, as the practice of underage marriage and teen pregnancy also decrease significantly with increased education. What we are seeing is a whole community changing for the better with this sweet school~ after school Boy's and Girl's Clubs minister to adolescents, a Women's Club supports the ladies of the community with issues we cannot even fathom in our culture, and a free weekly clinic provides health care to those unable to afford it otherwise. We have vistied, served and photographed the school twice, and it has been an honor to be a part of something so meaningful. Please visit their website to learn how you can sponson a child's education and change their future.
We are proud to partner with Tiny Sparrow Foundation, providing beautiful images to brave families of children facing life-threatening illness. Angie has photographed familes for the organization, and has served on the Foundation's Board of Directors, for 5 years.
Our studio has supported Operation Smile since 2005. In that time, we have provided the funds to help save almost 200 smiles! What Dr. Bill Magee, the co-founder and CEO of Operation Smile, and his wife, Kathy, started 30 years ago in Philippines has not only grown into one of the world’s most recognizable charities, but is also one so close to our hearts. Our nephew was born with a cleft lip, and I had the opportunity to travel with OpSmile in 2007 to photograph it’s medical mission in Honduras. Both experiences changed us, and are the reasons why our business and family will continue to support Operation Smile.