Photography for a Cause


Photos from the Heart was born out of my passion to help find a cure for ALS and my passion for photography. After the diagnosis and death of my dear friend, Ralph Razo Jr. in 2012, I made it my mission to raise funds to support ALS research. My dream is that one day we will have a cure and no one else will have to endure the suffering that ALS inflicts. 

As the years have passed I have become aware of the many charitable needs in our community.  After more than three years of raising money for ALS, I have decided to expand Photos from the Heart and donate the money raised to additional charitable organizations.  If you're looking for a unique opportunity to contribute to worthy causes while also capturing beautiful images of the ones you love, you've come to the right place. When you choose Photos from the Heart for your photography needs, you are contributing to the charitable work in our community. I will photograph your family on my beautifully rugged property in Aromas and you will receive an online link to your edited photo gallery along with a reprint release giving you permission to print all of the images on your own.  Your fee will help fund local charities in Monterey, Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and San Benito Counties.

To inquire further, please contact me at,

Phone: 831-212-1097

Thank you,
Lori Grimes – Founder​