At Open Book Studios, we want to give back to our global and local community. Ultimately, businesses are in business to earn money and make a living…and yes, we do like to earn money. But we believe business is about more than just money and more than just us…it’s also about contributing to the development of others and encouraging entrepreneurship among all of us.
That’s why Open Book Studios is intentional about giving back. If we all give a little, we can accomplish a lot, together.
Each time you book a photography session with Open Book Studios, we contribute a $25 microloan through Kiva in honor of your session. A microloan is a loan that is distributed to individuals or small businesses that do not have access to typical banking services. Microfinance is a business theory that claims financially disadvantaged individuals are capable of lifting themselves out of poverty if given access to helpful financial services. Microlending keeps predatory lenders out of the picture, and helps to contribute to global poverty solutions. Please visit our Kiva page to see the loans we have given and learn about the people who are directly affected by our company and your portrait sessions.
Free Photography Services and Images
Open Book Studios actively reaches out to individuals and families in need of donated photography services. If you or someone you know is in need of immediate help to capture their memories due to a tragic event or illness, please contact us for help. While we donate our services on a case-by-case basis, we strive to do what we can to serve our community and to better the lives around us. We believe that donated photography services and images can contribute to emotional healing for those who face end of life and tragic circumstances.
Open Book Studios serves as an Area Coordinator and Affiliated Photographer with the Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep Foundation, and provides remembrance photography services to families that suffer the loss of a baby. This is a wonderful organization that helps to bring healing to families during a very difficult time. I am the Area Coordinator for The Children’s Hospital of San Antonio, Brook Army Medical Center, and Southwest General Hospital.