Contributing regularly to our community
is part of who we are.

Charter of compassion

Since our inception, we’ve had our Social Photography Program which we created to give back to the community by offering our creative talent and resources to organizations that rarely have a photography budget. We’ve volunteered over $150,000 in services since 2001 and have worked with approximately 70+ non-profit organizations.

Fast forward thirteen years and as we’ve grown, we’re looking at how our values can make an impact in even more ways. We’re excited to be part of the wave of ‘Conscious Capitalism‘ as well as other models such as the Charter of Compassion.

Recently, we’ve become members of 1% for the Planet as well as the Small Giants community. While 1% is about giving back to the planet, our association with Small Giants is about creating a meaningful and sustainable workplace that transcends the traditional for profit mentality. Eventually, we plan to convert to a Benefit Corporation to provide even more transparency into our activities.


Our community

We’re committed to raising awareness of our program within our own community. Depending on what sort of photographic needs your organization has, we offer a variety of services from event photography to portraits of your staff. Here are a few things to consider when applying:

  • We will notify you THREE weeks prior to your requested shoot date.
  • If you have flexible dates (for portraits or other type of services), then the probability of our services being donated is much higher.

Our planet

Since 2005 when we were the first photography studio to earn designation as a San Francisco Green Business we’ve joined 1% for the Planet was a natural progression of our value to help preserve our planet for future generations.

Our employees

We strongly believe in work/life balance in our workplace and have a liberal telecommute policy to support that balance. We also encourage our employees to volunteer their time to non-profits and/or donate their time to working on personal creative projects.

Our vendors

Whenever possible, we select vendors that are aligned with our values. From Dharma Merchant Services to GreenerPrinter, we believe that supporting vendors with similar values will make the world a better place!