Give-Back Program


It’s been a hard year for so many. To shine a light, spread some love, and make life a little sweeter, I am giving away one FREE portrait session per month from September through December 2020. 

This is also a fundraiser to help girls affected by sexual exploitation and human trafficking.

Earlier this year, our Give-Back Program raised more than $3,000 for local nonprofit Shoebox Ministry, which provides hygiene products to people in need. For this Give-Back Program, we have partnered with Love Society, another Arizona based non-profit. They support local children and families through their Love Bags, consisting of essential personal hygiene products, snacks, and fun activities…much of which are basic human needs. These Love Bags have reached hospitals, homeless veterans, and foster children…and now the Love Bags will reach girls as they recover from the trauma of sexual exploitation and human trafficking. For each $25 raised, a Love Bag will be donated to one of two organizations: StreetLight USA and Natalie’s House.    


How to apply:

Step 1:
Watch the video above to hear more about the project from Karianne.

Step 2: Read through the details about the program below.

Step 3: Each application requires a minimum donation of $25* to Love Society**.
Donate here:

Step 4: Nominate yourself or a friend (women only) to receive a FREE portrait session, valued at $1,300!


Notify Nominee


*What if I can’t afford the application donation fee?

If you have been so affected by COVID that you aren’t able to donate the $25 application fee, please still apply. We will not exclude any applications based on non-payment.

**What happens with the application donation?
All money collected for this project will be donated directly to Love Society. The staff at Love Society will fill Love Bags for girls who are victims of sexual exploitation and human trafficking, and will deliver the bags to two organizations that serve these girls: StreetLight USA and Natalie’s House.  

Who can apply/be nominated?
This portrait session is for any woman (age 18+), in the greater Phoenix area (who can provide her own transportation to and from our downtown Phoenix studio), who has had a very difficult time over the past 6 months and could use a boost to her confidence and self-worth. This woman may have lost her job due to COVID, is now starting her own business, and could use these portraits for her website as she establishes herself as an entrepreneur. Perhaps the woman is an over-worked care-giver or mother, who is caring for others far more than herself, and could use this opportunity to see HERSELF again. Perhaps she is recently divorced and would benefit from seeing the beautiful, deserving woman that she is. There are countless reasons why a woman might benefit from an empowering portrait session.  

​How and when will the recipient be selected?
On the last day of each month, Karianne will select one applicant to receive a FREE portrait session based on the description of their situation. The recipient will be notified via email.

What will the recipient receive?
The receipient will receive an empowering 2-hour portait experience, including hair and makeup “photo-ready” touch up, multiple wardrobe changes, and a fully guided session with Karianne. The recipient will also receive 5 fully retouched digital portraits. The value for this give-away is $1,300.

How will the recipient be selected?
Karianne will personally select each recipient based on the need as detailed in the application form.

How and when will the recipient be notified?
The nominee/recipeint will be notified by phone and email and the session will be scheduled for the upcoming month. The nominator will also be notified.

Will the nominee be notified if they are NOT selected?

Why are you asking for the recipient’s story?
We love to share stories about how portraits can uplift a woman. We would be honored to share your story on our social media channels. This could be in writing or via video, and through the sharing of the final portraits.

When will the portrait session take place?
The portrait session will take place the following month. For example, if a recipient is chosen in August, the session will take place on an agreed-upon date in September. 

If a nominee is not selected, will she be entered to win again?

Yes, she will automatically be entered in for the next month.

How often will these give-back portrait session be offered?
At this time, we plan to offer these four times for sessions to take place in September – December 2020.

I’m new to your work. Where can I see other portraits you’ve taken? 
You can see a sample of our business/branding and beauty portraits at

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