Across our area, photographers are capturing the spirits and personalities of children in need of adoptive homes. Their photographs and portraits say much more than a thousand words for children who wait for loving permanent families. These men and women freely give their valuable time and creative talent to help children find families. The images bring the child’s personality and beauty into focus. Connections are made between families who cannot resist the smile or the hope in the children’s eyes.
“The picture just said something to us, I can’t tell you what it said.”
“As soon as I saw it (portrait) I knew he would be part of our life.”
” I could not get his picture out of my mind, we had to adopt.”
Some photographers command hundreds even thousands of dollars for a portrait, yet their main motive is to make a difference in the life of a child and family. We have an exceptional group of talented professionals who volunteer their time and expertise to the program. Year after year they return so that they might help a child find a loving home. Thanks to the dedication of so many photographers, hundreds of foster children have found their forever families! From award-winning photojournalists to sought-after fine art photographers, each brings his or her unique perspective to the Gallery. Every photo shoot is custom-designed with the child in mind. Whether it’s a good day or a bad day for a child in care, our photographers treat each one like a star, hoping to capture that special something every young person possesses.
A special thanks goes to the following Heart Gallery Photographers: