OH HI!!! WELCOME TO THE STP BLOG! I'M SARA AND I AM WEDDING AND PORTRAIT PHOTOGRAPHER BASED IN UPSTATE SC. GRAB A SWEET TEA AND ENJOY YOUR VISIT !
So, I have big news! Like really big news!
Making a difference and loving those in need is incredibly important to who I am and why I do what I do. What I have found in sharing my heart with my clients is that it is also really important to my brides and grooms too! So I’ve decided to combine my passion for helping those in need with my photography business!
I love photography and and I think it is incredibly important to preserve memories of your love and life for yourself and your children. I am passionate and excited about my work, and it brings so much joy to my life. As a photographer, I look through my lens and see who you are and decide which moments to preserve. It is an exciting and fulfilling career. However, I am much more than just a photographer. I was placed on this planet to love God and to love others. God has stirred in my heart an intense desire to help orphans both locally and abroad over the years and I have been praying about how to channel this passion to my business.
James 1:27 says, “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.”
So my big news….starting January 2017, all couples that book me to shoot their weddings will partner with me to help feed and educate orphans!
How does it work?
When you book your wedding with me, you are not only getting a photographer who is passionate about documenting your special day in a way that best showcases the love you share with your significant other, but you are also sponsoring a little boy or girl from Uganda for 6 months!
15% from every wedding will go to sponsor an orphan from the Moriah Children’s Home in Uganda Africa. This sponsorship program was started by my sweet mother a couple of years ago when she visited the orphanage and the children were not eating daily. The sponsorship is part of the wedding package cost, not something extra. The 15%, which comes to about $360 for my medium package, will feed the child good nutritional food and pay for his or her education for 6 months. After your wedding, I will send you the bio and picture of the child you would sponsor. If you choose to continue sponsoring your child after the 6 months, just let me know and I’ll get you set up.
How great would it be to have one of your first financial decisions as a couple to be educating and feeding orphans!? Natraj and I began sponsoring a child together while we were dating. It felt really good to know that together, we were helping to give a child a chance.
My goal is to book as many couples as possible in 2017 in order to completely cover the last unsponsored children at the Moriah Children’s Home. It is a lofty goal, but I am really excited to see what God will do.
Friends, would you help me by sharing my vision with your friends and family, especially those who are soon to be married?
SARA TOUCHET PHOTOGRAPHY