I am very grateful to be able to do what I love for a living. I believe in giving back to the community and am so happy when my photography can help another and bring a smile to someones face. I donate my time to charities such as Flashes of Hope Los Angeles chapter, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating powerful, uplifting portraits of children fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses. I also work with PPA's Celebration of Smiles for Operation Smile, whose mission is repairing childhood facial deformities including cleft lip and cleft palate. In addition I am the founder of The Survivor Campaign. Inspired by Sarah Amento, the Survivor Campaign was created to honor cancer survivors by featuring their strength and beauty in underwater photography sessions.