What We Do

Love Not Lost photographs people facing a terminal diagnosis to preserve memories.

With the help of our generous donors, we provide portrait sessions to our applicants as well as beautiful hand-crafted photo albums at zero cost to the family. 

During each session, we create space for people to be themselves so we can capture authentic emotions. Usually there are moments of laughter, sometimes tears, but love and smiles shine through in every shoot. Our goal is to celebrate life. No matter the situation, our professional photographers enter into that space with our recipients and their loved ones to preserve memories free of judgement and full of love.

After each session, we design a photo album that's hand-crafted and created to last through the generations. These albums are designed to bring joy and peace the moment they are opened and with the turn of every page. When it's time, the book can be passed along to loved ones to bring comfort and hope through the grieving and healing process. 

Grieving is not something we do well in America, and we want to change that. Through the sessions, photo books, local events, online resources and communities, we establish meaningful relationships that are full of love in the midst of suffering. Our desire is for the Love Not Lost community to be a safe place where people are loved, known, and understood in their grief.

We believe everyone deserves to be loved and remembered.