Volunteer Photographers

Our photographers are the lifeblood of our organization. We are always open to having new photographers join our ever-growing group of amazing volunteers! Learn more about our current group of photographers here!

What We Do

  • Recruit and support some of the finest photographers in Texas to ensure that every child who is waiting in foster care for an adoptive family has access to a professional photo shoot experience that increases their chances of adoption.
  • Provide the high quality images created from the photo shoots to the youth for his or her personal use and to professionals responsible for creating materials used to recruit an adoptive family for that youth.
  • Promote the right of every child whose life has been disrupted by abuse and neglect and their right to find a loving forever family.

What We Need From You

  • Contact us to discuss your location and availability, and share your portfolio with us.
  • Use your skills and talents to create age-appropriate portrait images that will play a role in helping to recruit potential adoptive families.
  • Provide high quality photographs in a timely manner after a photo shoot. These photographs will be used for both the Heart Gallery of Central Texas as well as the state-run Texas Adoption Resource Exchange website for adoption.

How We Say Thank You

Your name/business will be on our website for as long as you are a volunteer. In addition, we will also link your information to each child’s Heart Gallery page that includes your photos. We also love to thank our photographers on social media! And we honor our program photographers at our annual REVEAL event each year. We’d love to have you share our “proud volunteer” logo on your site as well.

We also have multiple “networking” and happy hour events to thank you in person each year.


Steps to becoming a volunteer photographer:

  1. Decide if this a good fit for you. Reach out to us with specific questions by filling out the inquiry form on this page.
  2. Once we receive your form, we will send you all of the required paperwork via email. *Please note a background check form is required to be completed as part of our process.
  3. Paperwork must be completed and originals will need to be mailed back to us via U.S. mail. Once we receive your paperwork we’ll get it all sorted out and contact you within 7-10 business days to talk about next steps!
  4. Volunteer as much or as little as your schedule allows. You can also set your parameters on travel locations, days and times.