Every May, there is a special Mother’s Day club complete with "Mommy + Me" photo sessions. It's my favorite club! So many of the girls will never have the opportunity or finances for a professional photo session and I love that they are given this opportunity through YoungLives. I believe these images represent deep love, perseverance, and a growing faith and will hopefully bless and help strengthen their family bonds.
I have been a volunteer for YoungLives for almost five years. YoungLives is a division of YoungLife and provides mentoring and support to teen moms (and dads). There are three clubs in the Spokane area and each one meets monthly for dinner, games, a craft project, and to learn more about Jesus. Childcare is also provided during club so that these young parents receive a short break.
In additional to monthly club meetings, YoungLives provides diapers, food, bus passes, clothing, resume help, community connections, gifts, life skills, camp, and so much more. YoungLives started in the Spokane area about 6 years ago and so far has been able to help and support more than 300 teen parents in our area.
West Central YoungLives
West Central Club meets the first thursday of the month at the YFC building on Ash. These sessions took place right on the sidewalk in front of a lilac bush (that was just starting to bloom) and we were right across the street from the YFC building. It was one of the first HOT days of the year and I loved seeing all these precious faces again!
Spokane Valley YoungLives
No sunshine for these sessions, but the rain held off and this blooming lilac bush provided a gorgeous backdrop. These photos were taken right behind the building where they meet for club in an alley! Spokane Valley YLVS meets the 2nd Thursday of the month.
North Spokane YoungLives
This club meets on the 3rd Thursday of the month at the Hillyard Youth for Christ building. These images were taken right in the parking lot and the sun peeked out 1/2 way through the night! This is the club that I started working with and some of these moms have photos from me now for the last four years!
KC England Photography is located in Spokane, WA and serves family, senior, and wedding clients.