Giving Back

At Elevate Photography, we feel blessed to get to do what we love for a living! We believe that it is our responsibility, and privilege, to show appreciation for our community and our world by giving back.

Through the years, we’ve supported some great charities including:

Open Door Ministries

Open Door Ministries (ODM) exists to provide practical help and hope to people in Denver’s inner city who are homeless or low income. The primary objective is to move them toward self-sufficiency by helping change the circumstances and life patterns that have held them captive to poverty and addictions.

Elevate supports ODM in various ways including event photography, silent auction donations and projects.

Eagle Projects International

Eagle Projects International (EPI) shows the love of Christ to the nations through medical and eyeglass clinics, orphanage support, education and church planting.

McCory has travelled with EPI to Nepal, India, Ghana, China and Kenya photographing the amazing projects that EPI plans. Elevate Photography donates $50 to EPI for each wedding we photograph.

Rocky Mountain
Lab Rescue

The Rocky Mountain Lab Rescue (RMLR) is a completely non-profit, volunteer-based team that finds and re-homes rural and local Labrador retrievers and Lab mixes.

Elevate’s annual Clicks ‘N Licks fundraiser allows our clients to get professional portraits of their pooch and support RMLR.

McKaila Steffes Foundation

The McKaila Steffes Foundation helps pediatric oncology patients who need financial assistance with their treatments. McKaila Steffes was a brave, little girl who lived next door to Elevate’s owner, McCory James. She passed away at the age of 10 after battling cancer.

Elevate supports the foundation year-round by donating $20 from each family photo session to the cause.

Littleton Public Schools

Elevate Photography is a presenting sponsor for Carl Sandburg Elementary School’s Home Tour to raise funds for the school. We’ve also supported local schools through advertisements and donations.

Hope House

Hope House of Colorado empowers parenting teenage moms to strive for personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God's sight, resulting in a healthy future for them, and for their children.

Elevate has photographed many of Hope House's moms and kids to help raise awareness and funds for the organization.