Who We Are

Our Mission

Soulumination celebrates the lives of children and parents facing life-threatening conditions by providing professional photography services and custom legacy photo gifts, free of charge.

Our photographs are an enduring, beautiful record of the child or parent.

Our History

Founder Lynette Huffman Johnson began photographing families and children in 1984, shortly after the birth of her first daughter. In 1996 her sister-in-law asked her to take a different kind of picture: a picture of her niece, Lainie, who was stillborn. Another close friend’s baby had died over two decades prior, and it was the memory of these two children, Lainie and Janus, that inspired Lynette to form Soulumination.

Since its inception as a 501(c)(3) non-profit public organization in 2005, Soulumination has grown to over 50 professional photographers who volunteer their time and talent, and over 40 community volunteers who help our organization run.

We work with hospitals, other nonprofits and organizations, and directly with families. Social workers, doctors, nurses, friends, and family members can all refer our services.

Videos About Soulumination

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Dr. Amory and Dr & Mr. Ofori explain what our services mean to them


Superhero Hailey


Photographer Caroline Catlin's TEDx talk about Soulumination


Soulumination and the Today Show