When Jessica (Editor here at PWB) told me to take a look at this photographer that photographed a mutual friends wedding I wasn’t expecting much. After looking over the gallery I was pleasantly surprised with her wedding work. As I dug deeper into her site I was not only impressed, I was totally blown-away, and humbled by the work she has done for women around the world. I will let her About Page tell the rest of her story.
From documenting a widow with leprosy in the jungles of Vietnam, to providing scholarships for victims of rape in Zambia, furthering social justice through the arts has been a vital part of Nikole’s ministry around the globe. By using film and photography, Nikole seeks to empower women by giving them a voice to share their stories of difficulty and triumph, while fighting stigmas affecting women worldwide.
Nikole is the Founder and Executive Director of Freely in Hope, a faith-based nonprofit organization dedicated to restoring justice, dignity and hope by liberating women and their families from the bondages of poverty. Freely in Hope operates in Kenya providing micro-business training courses for widows, psychological counseling, vocational courses, and scholarships for girls who are survivors of rape, single mothers, or living in slum communities.
Nikole graduated with a degree in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University and resides in Los Angeles. She is an active member of The Salvation Army and works with inner-city youth. Her heart beats for young women whose voices are silenced by oppression and desires to see every heart liberated and restored.
If you want to learn more about the life changing work Nikole Lim is doing click her name.
I got to finally have a conversation with a photographer that within the past year has inspired me, and change my photography direction for the better. He has done so much by giving back with his camera. He is the founder of Emote360 and runs a successful wedding, portrait, and commercial business out of Bend, Oregon named Benjamin Edwards Photography. I hope you enjoy my talk with Benjamin Edwards.
Our first podcast is a photographer with a unique situation. She runs a photography studio in a small town and is prospering with a unique approach to her marketing. I hope you enjoy my conversation, and learn a thing or two with Terese Raczynski of Park Avenue by Terese.
Podcast of Terese Rezenski
Here is a few photos of her beautiful studio.