Who We Are
Soulumination celebrates life through photography. We serve children 18 and under facing life-threatening conditions and parents facing life-threatening conditions with children 18 and under. Families receive a professional photography session and custom legacy photo gifts, free of charge. Our photographs and treasured keepsakes are an enduring, beautiful record of the child or parent.
At Soulumination, we hope families facing life-threatening conditions can cherish and celebrate the lives of their loved one through professional photographs and treasured keepsakes.
Together, these values guide us in our mission to provide a source of comfort and support to families facing life-threatening conditions, and to celebrate the beauty and joy of their lives through professional photography and treasured keepsakes.
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 baby niece, Lainie, who did not survive. 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. Any given year we serve upwards of 200 families. 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.