The Menu

Join hundreds of other photographers & small business owners to get exclusive access to upcoming product launches, free education, business inspiration and more!



April 10, 2014

A Chance to Give Back { Hampton Roads Photographer }

So this morning as I do my morning Facebook run through I immediately see a post saying that a friend of mine had a fire in her home.   She Lost EVERYTHING!  She is safe, her husband is safe, and her little boy is safe.  PRAISE GOD.

Fires are devastating.  They consume and destroy everything.  In 2011 our garage burnt down.  Completely.  We lost everything in the garage.  And although it was just my garage, it really put my life on hold.

My washer and dryer was in there and that meant for 4 months going to the laundry mat.

This girl just lost her house.  I can’t imagine.  And the thing is they just recently had it fixed up because pipes burst and flooded and destroyed their home.  My heart is heavy.  But I also know that when things like this happen people are quick to rally around and help where they can.

And that is what I am doing.  I am asking for help from all of you.  Luke and I are going to be hosting mini sessions on the 19th.  These are going to be 20 minute slots.  In return we ask that you bring stuff to help this family.  Their son is 18 months.  He lost ALL is clothes.  She could use clothes, diapers, gift cards, and anything else you can think of that would help.  Please bring new or barely used.  You will receive 5 digital images via PASS.  You can view what PASS is here.  You will also receive a print release.

I LOVE this community and I know that they are going to be okay because of people like you that are going to rally behind them.  If you want to sign up for a mini session slot please contact me at  Location will be determined this afternoon.  If you just want to donate please let me know as well.  Again, everything will be going to this family.

Here’s the beautiful family a little while ago when the baby was just a newborn.  Remember he is now 18 months!

giving back



  1. Brittany Philpott

    April 10th, 2014 at 4:55 pm

    Do they need a crib I have a graco 3 in 1 solid wood they can have what size diapers

  2. Ashley Beasley

    April 11th, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Hi Brittany! Thank-You so much for your thoughtfulness! I am not sure if they need a crib. They are living with others right now and I know they don’t have much room to store stuff. I do know they do need diapers and he is a size 4. Thank-You again! You can email me at and I can arrange pick-up of any items you may want to donate.

  3. Carolyn Roberts

    April 10th, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Hey! I am a fellow photographer in Hampton Roads. I live in Hampton and I would love to be able to help out this family too. If it’s okay with you and the family I would love to be able to do the same thing you’re doing, offering sessions in exchange for supplies for this family. You can either shoot me and email or a text (757) 927-2958 to let me know what exactly they need and if it’s okay!

  4. Ashley Beasley

    April 11th, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    That would be AWESOME! I will contact you via email and discuss what we can do! Thank-You so much for your willingness to step out and help!

Leave a Reply


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *