For A Mission Photography is named as such because half the profit from my photography sessions goes towards different global and local missional efforts. I don’t have set prices, and trust that those who hire me will give from their hearts, so we can together give to the mission of reaching the world for Jesus. While I do love to have my photography primarily be an avenue for generosity, it is also my livelihood. Thus, I only ask that you would pay me what you are able so I can continue using this occupation as a means of serving and blessing others!
What is the mission?
The mission is given by Jesus in Matthew 28, that we would “go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:18).” The mission is all about Jesus and his rescue plan for the world! Therefore, not only do the funds support the mission, but my hope is that even the photography itself would be a vehicle for loving people the way Jesus has loved me. For this reason, if you truly cannot pay me to capture special moments in your life, let it be a gift! It would be my pleasure.
Who receives 50% of the funds from FAM Photography?
The Andre Family. These wonderful friends of ours live in Nairobi, Kenya working with African Inland Mission (AIM). Their On Field Media team document what AIM is doing to reach unreached people groups with the Gospel all over Africa.
The Jons Family. Another lovely family we are close with, whose work is amazing, but unfortunately we can’t share online about their ventures. But trust me, it’s awesome.
Burundi. After living in Burundi for years, needs frequently come to our attention through our intimate friendships who are involved in a variety of NGO’s. Burundi is one of the world’s poorest countries, yet there is much being done to strengthen the country spiritually, environmentally and politically. We love to be able to give our support when we are able to those making a difference in this country we love.
This photography site is closely linked to Unfinished and Unpolished: Following Jesus Through the Rough Drafts. A sister site to this one, this is where I write more in-depth about our experiences globally, tell stories, and share what God is teaching me.
Let me know if you’re interested in booking a shoot or have questions concerning The Mission!
~ Carley Serwat