For my birthday this year, I wanted to do something a little different. I have the opportunity to go to Haiti, and possibly New Orleans, with the interns at my church. I have always wanted to visit and serve both of those places for some time.  I have such a heart for victims in disaster zones, because for many, it has meant life starting over.  I am a visual story teller at heart and I am looking forward to telling the stories of the local people and the tragedy that has struck them and the triumph they have found in recovery.

It will cost me a little less than 1200$ per trip, which is actually very doable. And for my birthday, I am asking that you help support me in getting there by donating 20$. I wouldn’t expect anything otherwise, but since it is an opportunity to help and serve people those that have been devastated, I want to do my part and help share their stories so others might hear it and be moved to make a difference as well.  It will be a much different photographic experience than shooting wedding photos, but for me, it is an opportunity to help someone out with a gift I am passionate about.

*********I have REACHED my goal!  Thank you everyone for the support.  Any more donations will go towards the people I will be meeting.  There is still financial need and if you feel led to lend support, it is much appreciated!

If you are interested in joining me, you can make a check out to Puyallup Foursquare (leave the subject field blank), or a check to me, PAYPAL (send money to jeffreyj1010@mac.com)  or cash.  Please mail to PO BOX 361, Puyallup, WA 98371.  Thank you guys in partnering with me in helping make a difference and helping hurting voices be heard.

My birthday was February 7th.

Current total raised:   $2405

Here are the images from the trip.



  1. Linda wrote:

    Powerful photos!

  2. Jonas Seaman wrote:

    Oh man! Incredible. Such an amazing epic set!!

  3. awesome work mayne!

  4. Tonhya Kae wrote:

    Man oh man. Absolutely amazing my friend. Jeez.

  5. Daniel Cruz wrote:

    Great shots Jeff! I love images like this, where everything in between is documented.