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A bit about you and how you started Pure Lee Photography

I've been a wedding and lifestyle photographer for the past 4 years. Photography has been a passion and a hobby my whole life, I never meant to make it a career but I wouldn't have it any other way. 

Pure Lee Photography shooting our Spring/Summer 2018 photo-shoot!

RA bit about your mission and why it's important

After seeing the realities of sex trafficking in my own city of Denver Colorado and across the world in the Himalayas, it has stirred me into action. Sex Trafficking is our century's greatest injustice bringing in $150 billion a year worldwide. The wedding industry worldwide makes $300 billion a year. As a wedding photographer I want to use my skills and profession to make a difference for women trapped in this industry. I give back 10% from each of my wedding packages to a non-profit in Nepal that works with sex trafficking survivors.

Learning about the issue of sex trafficking opened my eyes to the harsh reality of human trafficking all around the world. Human trafficking takes it's form often in poorly run factories that manufacture clothing with hazardous unnatural materials, assembled and made by men and women who are working hours unfit for health and survival. After learning about this I pledged to be more conscious about the companies I support and to make sure that companies I photograph for or shop from are paying their workers fairly, creating good and healthy work environments and helping them to succeed in all areas of life. Artisans Thrive is exactly that! A company that supports their artisans and treats them as if they were family. 

Roseline Choker Necklace/ Wrap Bracelet photographed by Pure Lee Photography!

Mention this blog post and receive 20% off a shoot with Pure Lee Photography! Good until November 1, 2018.

This month, we're featuring some of the great do-gooder companies we partner with! Hear about our partnership with Amy K. Wright Photography!

A little bit about Amy K. Wright and her Photography

Amy K. Wright is a photographer, and the creator of "Tell it Well" Photo Greeting Cards. With over 14 years of photography experience, she specializes in photography for your life and business, with an emphasis on individual & family portraits, events, and product photography.

Amy K. Wright photographing our Spring/Summer 2017 Collection

Tell it Well

In 2016, she launched "Tell it Well" greeting cards with the mission of helping other female entrepreneurs around the world through small business micro-loans. 10% of sales goes to provide small business loans to women in poverty in the US and around the world. In addition, each card is printed on sustainably sourced & recycled paper and features Amy's original photography.

Amy believes that "We All Have a Story to Tell." She says, "Stories are the heartbeat of our lives. Stories inspire us, create connection and build the framework for our lives. From our family portraits to our special occasions, we all want beautiful images that capture the moments of our lives and tell our story well."  "Tell it Well."

Aisha Cuff Bracelet Photographed by Amy K. Wright!

Why do you partner with Artisans Thrive?

I love partnering with Artisan Thrive to photograph their fair trade, ethical fashion, and supporting their mission to create new opportunities for women, and their families, in developing countries. Working with other like-minded businesses is the heartbeat of my business and I love helping Artisan Thrive tell their story.

Amy K. Wright resides in Denver, CO and she loves travel, yoga, and red wine.

Mention #ArtisanThrive and receive 10% off any photo session from Aug 1st-Aug 31st.