Personal Projects

As a creative I always have a multiple projects going on. 

Most of my personal projects involve volunteers from the community, if you would like to be part of any of these project please contact me!

Share the love

Share the Love is my way of being the change I want to see in the world and giving back for the many blessings that I have received.  

 

The main goal in all my work is to spread joy and help people feel good about themselves.  I want to help create a world that embraces kindness and compassion, that recognizes and appreciates everybody.  We are all beautiful and I want everyone to be able to experience the empowering and uplifting feelings that a portrait session can provide regardless of their ability to pay. I offer many free events throughout the year at different locations, check out my facebook page for updates.  

 

Previous Share the Love Projects:

Volunteer photographer for the Butterfly Ball

Volunteer photographer at Shelter from the Storm Animal Shelter

 52 Random Acts of Kindness

A Night to Remember volunteer photographer   

Free Photos in the Garden of Angels

If you or someone you know is in need of a portrait  at low or reduced rate please contact me. I am also available for volunteer charity event photography a few times a year so if you have an nonprofit charity event that you need a volunteer photographer for please reach out. If I am unavailable to do it I may be able to refer you to another photographer in my network who can. 

52 photos of 52 Strangers in 52 weeks

Don’t live the same year 89 times and call it a life.

Growth begins now, at the end of your comfort zone.

-marchandangel

For a full year I will be randomly photographing complete strangers.

You can read more about the project here:  https://www.kirstenengelphotography.com/post/2020-project-52-strangers

Once the pandemic is over and I can start to photograph people again I will create a separate page on my website for this project. 

Finding Joy

What is Joy?

 " The emotion evoked by well-being, success, or good fortune or by the prospect of possessing what one desires:  a state of happiness or felicity :  a source or cause of delight." -Merriam-Webster

Finding Joy is a project I'm working working on that explores Joy, in particularly how its manifested after trauma. This project looks at what joy means to different people, how its found after a traumatic events and how is it sustained. 

Participants are interviewed and asked to provide written answers to 3 questions, in addition to being photographed for a fine art portrait that is inspired by their story and designed to document their expression of joy. In exchange for participating "models" will receive a free photo session that they can use for themselves or to donate to a charity or an individual of their choice. 

Women of the Woods

A new project! More info coming soon!