For photographer Lynn Crow, taking pictures is more than a way to make a living. It is her passion and as she says, “makes [her] spirit soar.” “One of my favorite quotes is from Oprah Winfrey,” Lynn shares. “What I know for sure: There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.”
Her love for her work and those she is photographing is evident in the “art” she produces. “Truly, she is the best photographer I have ever come across,” says CURE Childhood Cancer Executive Director Kristin Connor, who fell in love with Lynn’s work after Lynn photographed the family of a child battling cancer. “And not only is she a remarkable photographer, she is one of the most giving, generous people I have ever met. When CURE needs a photographer, whether to capture an event we are hosting or to photograph a special child, Lynn is the first to offer to donate her services.”
Lynn’s first career was as a nurse. She worked for 18 years, 7 of those being in pediatrics. That’s where she really developed her love for children. Lynn always loved photography, took classes and “took lots and lots of pictures,” she says. She started Lynn Crow Photography in 1995 after the birth of her second child “because everyone at work would want me to take their kids pictures after seeing the black and white photos I would do of my own kids,” says Lynn. She always loved taking pictures of children, trying to capture their spirits in an image.
Lynn donates generously to CURE Childhood Cancer, photographing “A Tribute to Our Quiet Heroes,” Lauren’s Run and the CURE Childhood Cancer Annual Picnic and photographing children with cancer on an individual basis. “She really does go above and beyond with what she gives to CURE,” remarks Kristin Connor. “Lynn helps us share our beautiful children with the world, showing the faces and spirits behind the disease we are trying to eradicate. She is extremely busy yet always makes time for CURE.” When asked why she gives so much to CURE, Lynn explains, “I believe that I have been so blessed with my own healthy children and so I want to give back because that is the right thing to do. I feel so happy to help in the way that I can give best, thru my photography.”
To learn more about Lynn Crow Photography and to see Lynn’s beautiful work, please visit www.lynncrowphotography.com.