About the trip
Last weekend, at a photography conference, Tiffanie befriended some potential mentors and very talented people. Now, we’re part of a trip to Ecuador next month (Mar. 13th-18th) through an organization called OSSO (Orphanage Support Services Organization). While in Ecuador, Tiffanie, myself, and a team of 9 other photographers will photograph and work where most of the children will live out their entire childhoods. We are very excited to be a part of this team.
As most of you probably know, Tiffanie has had a desire to go overseas for as long as I have known her. She is honored and eager to take her first trip abroad. While in the orphanages we will get to experience the children; hold their hands and see their smiles, yes, but also experience their circumstances first hand.
The photographers will be taking along portable printers so that they can print photographs for kids to have and hang on their walls. Prints will also be sent back to the orphanages after we return home.
The children in the orphanages rarely, if ever, have their pictures taken, so it will be awesome to leave them with a gift of knowing that someone cared enough to not only take their picture, but leave them with a copy to cherish forever. We hope this act can convey Christ’s love to them.
Please pray for us, our travels, Tiffanie’s passport, our children, their babysitter, the team, and the children and people we will meet in Ecuador. We are excited, honored, and a bit nervous, but trusting God and his sovereignty.
Please consider supporting us. We need to raise $5,000. It’s not a huge amount, but we are the last members to join the team. While their letters went out months ago, we have just over a month to raise our portion.
About Lloyd Photography
Tiffanie has been photographing for about two years now and recently “business” has been picking up. She landed her first big jobs: some ongoing work with a non-profit organization called HADSA and some modeling sessions for a new salon. People are also finding Tiffanie online and booking weddings and sessions.
That makes it legit, right? While talented in many ways, we acknowledge that when it comes to the intricacies of running a business, I’m probably a better fit. So, Tiffanie Lloyd Photography is in the process of birthing Lloyd Photography, inc.; a family affair.
Where does the money go?
It’s quite amazing, actually. We will evaluate the needs of the orphanages when we arrive and decide how to invest the money we raise as a team. $3,000 of the $5,000 we raise will go directly into the orphanages and any work we do for there.
During the first trip to Ecuador a group of five photographers were able to fix a roof over a computer room and hire an English tutor for a full year. Why that? In Ecuador, English and computer skills increase an orphan’s chances of survival as an adult.
As a team, our goal is to raise between $20,000 and $30,000.