Young Photographers Initiative (aka YPIKIDS) is a non-profit that I formed in 2006. While I thoroughly enjoy photography, my love of kids was the primary motivating factor. It has been a journey filled with more surprises and rewards than I ever imagined. I hope you enjoy their images as much as I have.

YPIKIDS sponsors photographic programs for children between the ages of 10 and 18 who are being treated for cancer or a serious illness or whose parents have cancer. Its mission is to expose the participants to the magic of photography and the ability one has to capture "a moment" in his/her life that will live "forever". It is a creative process that instills a sense of fulfillment and self-esteem in each child.