Joe + Kristina | Anniversary Shoot on Lido Key Beach
September 24, 2015
Photographers for Orlando - Official Press Release
June 20, 2016
In the wake of the Pulse nightclub massacre last Sunday, a group of professional portrait photographers have banded together to raise money for the victims of the tragedy. These artists will offer their services pro-bono to the LGBTQ community, as well as their allies, in exchange for monetary donations they will donate to OneOrlando.org and Equality Florida's GoFundMe campaign. To make timely use of donations, the photographers will run this initiative through August 2016.
The group's founder, Jenna Salvagin, felt inspired to pay-it-forward to her local LGBTQ community as they mourn and heal using her talent as a photographer. Reaching out to the community on Facebook, she originally offered free couples sessions and received overwhelming praise and appreciation. When she realized the demand was present, Salvagin organized a group of more than 200 professional photographers representing over 15 states and four countries that have joined the initiative. It was here that a donation process was implemented and Photographers for Orlando was born.
A website featuring a database of involved businesses will go live starting Monday June 27th. Other photographers are welcome to join the movement by reaching out through our website: http://www.photographersfororlando.org.