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Soulumination Photographer Application - WA State

Thank you for being interested in donating your time and talent to our mission. After the application is submitted, we will review your credentials and be in touch with potential next steps to get started with our special organization.


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Important Information

This work is very meaningful, and can be very difficult. We serve children 18 and under currently facing a life-threatening condition, and children 18 and under who have a parent currently facing a life-threatening condition. Some of our sessions are 'end of life' where the child is removed from life support, and some are celebrating a cancer treatment milestone.

Soulumination is based primarily in Seattle, Tacoma, and Spokane. We work directly with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Ronald MacDonald House, UW, Mary Bridge, Providence Sacred Heart, and other organizations.

Soulumination Photo Sessions are scheduled directly through the family or a social worker/provider. They can be urgent, meaning we need to schedule a photographer within 24 hours, or non-urgent. Sessions are often in the hospital, outside at a park, or in the family’s home. At least one parent is present, and often siblings and extended family members. The child or parent does not have to be terminal for us to photograph them. Sometimes the child can move around and play, and other times where they can’t leave their bed and may be unable to move due to medical equipment. We do sessions when a child is being taken off of life-support. Our photographers may be there before removal, during, or after, or any combination, depending on the family's wishes. It can be very heart-breaking, but rewarding work.

When photographing for Soulumination, many times it will be in hospital settings with low light. Photographers must be comfortable with this and maintain our classic and timeless style for all families. 

When we get a session request, we will text you. If you are available – great! We will get you booked and send the details. If you are not available, let us know and we will try you again next time.

Soulumination has photographers who do several sessions a month and some who shoot for us twice a year.

Our photographers generally Dropbox us their 60 edited images in color and BW, or they send us an invitation to access them online through Smug Mug, ShootProof, One Drive etc. Very little editing should be done to your images. We strive to make our Soulumination Sessions a cohesive body of work so we ask our photographers to aim for timeless, classic photos in order to achieve this across the board. Once we receive your images, your work is complete. We ask that you delete all files from your sessions 2 weeks after we recieve them.

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Some of our sessions are urgent same day requests, and some are scheduled out.
Which areas are you able/willing to take sessions in? Please check all that apply.

Sessions are scheduled daily between 8:30am-9pm
When we receive an urgent request in your area, we text our list regardless of availability.

Please upload a headshot for our website

Please include a short bio to accompany your headshot on our website
The volunteer programs within Soulumination are dependent on a climate of mutual trust between volunteers and the individuals and/or families we serve. Volunteers must maintain the confidentiality of personal information they receive about our clients. Identifying information about individuals and/or families served by Soulumination must not be shared outside of the agency. Such information includes (but is not limited to) names, addresses, telephone numbers, photographs, conditions, etc. Soulumination strives to guard the dignity and privacy of everyone we serve. Personal information of an identifying nature may not be shared with the volunteer’s family, friends, acquaintances, discussed on social media or disclosed in any other way except with Soulumination Staff. I also agree to assign all rights, title and interest in any photographs I take for Soulumination to Soulumination, to use at its sole discretion, and acknowledge any compensation received by Soulumination for the use of any photograph(s) I take shall belong solely to Soulumination.
Given the sensitive nature of our work, all photographers must agree to a criminal history background check