~Empowering families and CHD Warriors through the art and beauty of photography~


For Parents

Does your child with a CHD have a OH surgery or other major surgery scheduled within the next 6 months? Contact us at thezipperstrongproject@gmail.com to add your child's name to the waiting list.  Because we have limited talent right now, we will do our best to accommodate everyone, but we may or may not be able to do so.  Here is where you can help! Do you have a favorite family photographer? Give me their information and upon qualification, I will invite them to become a part of the Zipperstrong Team! 

Upon accepting a Zipperstrong session, you agree to the terms and conditions that are specified here.  These will also be emailed to you.


Please include the following in your email:

Name (yours)

Name/Age of your child


Date of your child's procedure

*please note that for safety and health reasons, newborn babies up to 7 weeks of age will be captured in home or on location with a photojournalistic approach.  Photographers will be advised by Zipperstrong not to handle children under 7 weeks of age.

For Photographers

When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, 'I used everything you gave me'.

-Erma Bombeck


Photographers, can you donate just a little bit of your time and talent?

We are looking for photographers with at least 3 years experience in the business to shoot 4 mini sessions (more if you choose) yearly for children with heart defects.  Please note that a requirement of these sessions is to provide the families with beautiful professional photography, free of charge, so you MUST be willing to give the families either prints (the equivalent of 4 5x7s OR 4 8x10s OR 15 4x6 prints) or you can choose to just give them digital files.

After you've received your formal invitation to join the team, details on how to book, how to work with CHD families, our mission statement, as well as some digital advertising links and materials will be provided for you.  We also want to showcase every family on our Zipperstrong FB page, so you must be willing to share an image (or a few) from every Zipperstrong Session, as well as a blurb about the experience.

Please send an email to thezipperstrongproject@gmail.com and specify in the subject field that you are a photographer.  Our board will review your information, your business entity, and your portfolio and get back too you as soon as possible. Please allow at least 3 weeks! 

In your email, please include the following:



Studio Name


Years in business

Contact Email