Central Florida Charity Photographer | Goes to the Dominican Republic

The ministry is intentional in serving vulnerable and orphan children in and near the area, including Lagoona, Parasio and Ducasa.

The ministry is intentional in serving vulnerable and orphan children in and near the area, including Lagoona, Parasio and Ducasa.

Super excited to announce, I am going to the Dominican Republic at the end of July!! This has always been something i have wanted to do but wasn't ever ready to take the jump. Well here I am, ready to leave my 16 month old (okay maybe not, but I will survive!) embark on a 5 day journey of hope, prayer and changing the lives of many children. 

Someone recently said, "we all have a calling, something that will bring the momma bear out in us" well protecting children is mine for sure, {with animals a close second}. The original reason I was going was to photograph the great work that my uncle does, with his charity Foundation Love Your Neighbor. I am starting to realize this is going to be a personal journey with so much more than just photography. 

I can not wait to share the trip through my camera and through my heart. From what I hear, I don't think it will be possible to write here while on the trip but I plan to take a journal. Even before I go, I am committed to the idea of more mission type work.

In the future I would love to begin donating a % of our children & family sessions towards future mission trips, along with other projects to give back locally and internationally. This trip however; has been a surprised blessing that is happening in less than 60 days, so I am asking for your help! Anything you are able to donate to help make this trip possible is an incredible blessing and we would be extremely grateful.

With your help, I will be able to shed new light on the helpless and orphaned children. The hope is, with the documentary photography we will help to raise a better awareness of those less fortunate; with hopes to expand the message. 

Thank you from the bottom of my heart,

Erika



About Erika

Erika is a published photographer who focuses primarily on newborn and family photography. She shoots natural light portraits across America while maintaining two central locations in Orlando, FL and Charleston, SC. Erika's work has been featured on television (ABC and NBC), charity billboards, national print magazines, and editorial family and wedding blogs.

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