LocalShops1 member Little Light of Mine is hosting the grand opening of its studio from 6 to 8:30 pm Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 2452 Central Avenue in St Petersburg's Grand Central District.
LLOM is a nonprofit organization that offers free professional photography services to families with children fighting life-threatening illness or injury. The grand opening celebration includes raffle drawings, photo contests and a ribbon-cutting with St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman at 6:15 pm.
Wine and beer will be provided, along with tasty treats from Latin Lunchbox, Maggie On The Move, The Avenue, Old Key West Grille, Saltwater Cowgirl Creations, and Community Cafe. For updates follow the event page on Facebook.
Little Light of Mine currently partners with Children’s Dream Fund, All Children’s Hospital, and Stepping Stones Pediatric Hospice. The non-profit's services include:
- On-call photography services for children who are at end of life
- Scheduled sessions for families whose situations are less urgent
- Families receive the entire collection of high resolution images on digital media, free of charge
"Many families who are caring for a sick child fall into financial hardship and can not afford professional photography services," LLOM states on its website. "Families in this situation may simply not have hiring a professional photographer on their minds. We partner with organizations and attend community events to inform others of our service. Please refer any family you feel would benefit from our services."