I started this business in 2015 when my son was a high school senior. I had been doing his portraits each year for a long time, and my husband suggested I do his senior portraits as well. Even as a two-income household, we found it almost impossible to afford the big name photographers suggested to us. It got me thinking that we could not be the only ones who just could not make this happen for our child. I decided to see if there was a market for on-location senior photographers in the area and there was! All parents want to give their children the opportunity to have senior portrait sessions. I decided to work out several plans so that families could find something to fit their budget.
Realizing it is God who has provided me with this talent and opportunity, I dedicated Angie Rivers Photography back to Him. I set up my accounts such that proceeds are used for missions. I work with a team from First Baptist Church of Kingsland, Georgia through an organization called Hope of Life to minister to the people of Los Bordos, Zacapa, Teculután en Guatemala. It is a small village in a poverty-stricken area. Together we work to feed the people of the dump, provide Vacation Bible School, provide shoes and clothes, minister to the mothers who are trying hard to care for their children in such poverty and share the Gospel with anyone and everyone with whom we come into contact.
Hope of Life International is in Eastern Guatemala, where severe malnutrition is a result of adverse weather, poor soil, and the global economic turndown. In this area, it is estimated that over 54,000 people go hungry every day. With a chronic undernutrition rate of nearly 50%, this makes Guatemala the most undernourished country in Latin American and the fourth highest in the world. Since the beginning of Hope of Life International in 1987, 6,721 family homes have been built, 611 church planters have been trained, over $307 million of health care aid has been distributed, 28,871 children have been rescued, 496 clean water projects have been implemented, 7,217 children and elderly have been sponsored, 310 schools and educational centers have been built, and 570 churches/community centers have been built.
When you contract with Angie Rivers Photography, you become a part of this project! You aid in putting a team of 30 on the ground ready to do the work He called us to do. Thank you for trusting me with your memories and for making a difference in the lives of so many others.
Angie Rivers Photography Print Release & Privileges:
Angie Rivers Photography provides, upon purchase of photography sessions, permission to print, reproduce, display, distribute, and or use the copyrighted photographic material for personal use only. You may make prints or enlargements of the photo images for the purpose of self-use and or self-promotion publications which can include but is not limited to, books, cards, calendars, invitations, and websites. I do not grant permission to edit, resell or use the photographs in a manner that would exploit or cause malicious representation toward me or my company.
All pictures remain the property of Angie Rivers Photography for use of advertising and other purposes. Any infringements of this policy may violate federal law.