To Clay

We are so excited to announce the next step for Salt to Clay Photography! It involves you, your adventurous spirits and your big hearts.

Salt to Clay Photography is passionate about artful storytelling. Our dream is to give more people the opportunity to tell their stories with dignity.

We are giving away free travel for Destination Wedding and Elopement Photography.


We want to make art with our clients. For the year 2017, we’re collaborating with our clients so that we can donate our time and skills to underserved communities.

The big idea is that our clients will have their stories told (beautifully and artistically) AND will be able to invest in communities that need their stories told (beautifully and artistically).

Here’s how it works:

  1. You plan a (destination) wedding or elopement – anywhere outside the Pacific Northwest of the United States.
  2. You hire us for your destination shoot – and we cover all travel and lodging expenses.
  3. We connect with a cause, a people group, or a non-profit and help them tell their story by donating a portrait session.
  4. More stories are told.

We want to partner with adventurous souls who genuinely care about making a difference. Visual storytelling is a massive need for many underserved communities. Donated photography is often the only way communities in need (and the organizations that serve them) can afford the visual narratives they need in order to be seen.

We are doing this because we care about the hungry, the nationless and the orphaned. That’s where our name came from. We live and shoot in the PNW primarily, near the salty Puget Sound to be specific. We’re excited about the changing landscape though, full of new raw materials, like clay and other places. It’s a big spectrum of fun that we are lost somewhere in the middle of.

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Why is Salt to Clay donating photography?

We are “artistic philanthropic photojournalists” (yes, we just made that up). In other words, we are artists who are passionate about helping all people tell their stories with dignity through compelling photos.

Do I take care of travel and lodging expenses?

No, we will cover travel and lodging expenses. We’ll coordinate closely with you to make sure our arrangements align with event locations and timelines.

Can I pick the organization or community group you photograph?

We would LOVE for this to be a collaborative effort. How involved you would like to be is largely up to you!

Does it need to be a destination wedding for me?

No. If you’re passionate about your current local community and it happens to be outside the PNW, let us know.


Why is there a need for donated photography?

Underserved communities are underserved partly because they are invisible to many people who could help them. Photography is an effective means of making visible the invisible.

For community organizations and nonprofits, storytelling is everything. It’s how they raise funds and get people excited about their mission. But there is a big need for visual storytelling among most orgs like this. According to Kathleen Hennessy of PhotoPhilanthropy: “Most nonprofits have no staff photographer… As much as 80 percent of nonprofits run websites with lackluster visuals.”

What if I want to do a portrait session – can the deal still apply?

Totally. The main point is: somewhere beautiful and artistic, doing something beautiful and artistic (by giving back to your community).

Okay, I’m in. What do I do now?

YAY! Fill out our contact form! And tell us what you’re thinking so we can get started already!


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