Images to Inspire Hope | A moment spent with family

Dec 19, 2012

I love working with Vinita Salomé, a dear friend and talented children and family photographer with a heart of gold. Early last year, we teamed up to launch Images to Inspire Hope as a way to give back through our photography.

We are delighted to share a preview of images from a beautiful autumnal family photo session with the winners of our Let’s help Japan campaign. This session was long overdue! Mama was due to have a baby right after she won the prize, and yes – I also became pregnant. It wasn’t till after my maternity leave that we were able to arrange the special Images to Inspire Hope family photo session. It was a great day, where we caught Autumn at it’s best and found a quiet spot in the park to capture the connections between this gorgeous family.

Thank you so much to everyone for supporting our initiative and for your donations. Your generosity and encouragement is so much appreciated!

We are currently accepting submissions for our next project, so if there’s a cause that’s dear to your heart, please let us know. We’d be delighted to hear from you!

with love,
Natalie and Vinita

** Images to Inspire Hope **


  1. Bettina

    What lovely and nice pictures!!! Like them very much :-)

  2. Lisa

    wow, stunning work, delightful pictures.

  3. Ruchika Handa

    Beautiful…. thankyou for sharing them. .



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