When we think about photography and pictures, I think most of us first think about capturing the big, happy, wonderful moments of life. Weddings, new babies, birthdays, first days of school and exciting milestones.
But as we all know, life isn’t always wonderful. I stumbled across a photographer named Lindsey Villatoro , from California, when some photographs of hers were featured in an article about a couple who had lost a child.
She captures beautiful images that you’d expect to see on any photographer’s website, like weddings and babies. But she also has an amazing gift and a gracious heart that lead her to take photographs of difficult situations. She photographs children and adults fighting cancer and other illnesses. She photographs funerals and memorial services. She has a unique service called “Forever Loved” to capture priceless images of situations that require more empathy and delicateness than many of us may be able to provide.
Not only does she provide this experience and these priceless images to these families going through unthinkable difficult times at no charge, her Facebook page and website also offer the families a platform to share their stories. Awareness is raised, fundraisers are shared, people are registering to donate organs and be blood and marrow donors, prayers are lifted up, friendships are formed. Lindsay has created a truly amazing thing.
Her website is LoveSongPhotography.com
She also has a Facebook page where she shares amazing images and stories.
There was a fundraising campaign in December to help Lindsay cover her costs as she provides these services to families free of charge, but it has unfortunately ended. I encourage you to bookmark her website, follow her Facebook page, and get the word out to your friends and family about this amazing woman. I will surely be donating and sharing on my blog when she has another fundraising event. Please do consider sharing this post or her links on your social media platforms.
Note- some of the images on the Love Song Photography website and Facebook page may be upsetting or considered graphic to some people (such as babies who have passed away). I have no affiliation with Lindsay or Love Song Photography, and do not benefit financially by sharing this information. I share these links for the sole purpose of sharing Love Song Photography with others, and the hope that it will reach someone who can be helped by her services, as well as fundraising and awareness for both Love Song and the families that Lindsey serves.