We care about our community.

Here at American Photographic, we feel that every business, whether great or small, is part of the community, and has a responsibility to the community. As a small, local business, we think it’s very important to make sure our connection to our local community is strong, not just because our business model depends on clients from the community hiring us, but also because we think it’s super important to do whatever is reasonably within our power to help improve the lives of the people around us.

To that end, we work hard to help in several ways:

We donate our photography services for free or reduced cost to deserving organizations, families and individuals.
We use our social media platforms to show support for organizations that we feel are focused on improving life for the under-served.
We offer free or reduced-cost learning opportunities, through webinars, seminars or class-room sessions, to low income or at-risk youth organizations (including schools, youth prisons, work study programs and other groups focused on under-served communities).
We donate portrait or event packages to charity events focused on serving low income or at-risk youth demographics.
We volunteer our personal time to help in soup kitchens, food banks, clean-ups, toy drives and more.

If you think we can help you in one of the ways listed above, please reach out to us and let us know who you are and what your situation is, and if at all possible, we’ll do our best to help. It’s important to note that we don’t have the time or the resources to help every person or group that reaches out to us, so we may not be able to do something for you. If we can’t help you this time, please feel free to reach out to us again in the future.

If you’re contacting us from a successful non-profit organization, please consider hiring us instead of asking for donated services. Even though your organization is charitable, many larger non-profits have the financial wherewithal to hire professionals, and when you hire us you’re increasing our ability to help smaller, less successful organizations who truly can’t afford to hire professional vendors.

Please note: we are not currently making financial donations.

You can reach Namu here: 323.682.8103 or online@americanphotographic.com.

Southern California organizations we think are worth supporting:

Northern California organizations we think are worth supporting:

National organizations we think are worth supporting: