I imagine you're probably wondering, "When I buy a Collection, where exactly are the donated proceeds going?"
Great question! I would love to tell you more about the wonderful agencies who will receive your generous donations and why they're held so close to my heart.
Long before I discovered my love of photography, I found a profound passion as a Social Worker. I have a Masters degree in Clinical Social Work and I've worked with many different populations in many different locations. From helping homeless families find stable shelter to finding at-risk youth stable families to my most recent work in private practice as a Clinical Mental Health Specialist...you could say I've always loved working with people!
One thing that has not changed after all of these years though, is not only my passion for helping others, but the importance of making them feel loved, accepted, and valued. This is why it is so important to me to include some of our local agencies into something seemingly unrelated like my photography business. By donating to local agencies, you are contributing to a need in your community! Isn't it just the best feeling when we know we've helped someone? Not for the praise or reward, but just because it feels good...that is why bringing this piece into Bare Roots Photography is so important to me and so very close to my heart.
Bare Roots Photography was built from a place of passion, need, and vulnerability and it is about so much more than me just taking your picture. Whether we take the photos or not, the time passes either way and as a new mom, I'm learning this to be more true than ever! I want to capture those moments for you. I want you to have not only those photographs to hold onto because they look nice, but because I want you to remember how you felt in that exact moment forever! It may be a maternity session you may have been told could never happen. It could be the excitement of watching your first-born graduate high school and getting senior photos. Or it could be those family photos you've been meaning to updated for way too long...whatever the occasion, it's important to know there doesn't need to be an "occasion" to capture your favorite and most meaningful moments. When we really look back on our favorite photos, is it the picture we love or is it the feeling we get from reliving that beautiful moment?
SOS Learning Lab, LLC
Who they are & why they're important!
SOS Learning Lab, LLC is an agency I've had the pleasure of working closely with for several years. Debbie Caperton, Owner & Founder, and her team of highly educated, qualified, and caring individuals have really found a way to do what is so desperately needed which is bridge the gap between mental health and education! With certified teachers and counselors on-site, each students' individuals needs are assuredly met.
What a great service, right?? Unfortunately, not all families can afford to participate in personalized tutoring sessions. By trusting Bare Roots Photography to capture your beautiful moments, you are also helping a family in need get personalized, individual care they need.
SOS Learning Lab provides a personalized, comfortable, and welcoming learning environment for people of all ages and abilities. Our focus is on building skills, providing organizational strategies, and implementing those strategies to help you or your student achieve success in school, at work, and in life. We specialize in educational services for learners with challenges such as, ADHD, learning disabilities, and dyslexia. We also help learners who experience challenges such as anxiety and depression... all of which deeply impact how a person learns both as an adolescent and as an adult.
Our Mission and Philosophy
Our mission is to provide educational support services that promote individual goal setting and achievement
at home, school, work, and in the community.
All people deserve to feel successful and their individual purpose honored. As educators and community members, we feel obligated to provide every opportunity and resource so individual success can be experienced.
Learning extends beyond school. It is a life-long process and we are eager to facilitate a renewed sense of motivation to learn in ways that best suit each individual. We do this with respect, dignity, and guidance. Education isn't always the earned grade; it's about whether or not a student is growing in their knowledge and is motivated to continue learning. By focusing on skills, organization, and strategies, we can help each person develop life-long tools to reach individual goals. (soslearninglab.com)
"Education is not preparation for life;
education is life itself."