In 2013 my adoption group was lucky enough to have a member of HeartsSpeak come to our foster home to photograph our adoptable dogs. The photos she produced were amazing and helped the two dogs get adopted very quickly. The HeartsSpeak member also took the time to teach me some tips on taking better photos and how to use my camera. Because of this, it started my path to becoming a pet rescue photographer and 2 years later I was able to join HeartsSpeak as a member artist to pay it forward. I strongly believe in HeartsSpeak’s mission and i’m a very proud member. An image is worth 1000 words, and it can save many lives.
This is one of the most amazing non profits for photography and animal lovers. I love it so much! People are so kind to help you, and everyone is soooo lovely! I’m only 17, and I started when I was 14 with photography. I love this so much! And I love HeartsSpeak!❤️
One of the best community ever, members are supportive and always available to motivate and help everyone to grow. There is no competition, but the awareness that we are all here for the same reason: making a true difference in shelter animals' lives!
I love being part of this nonprofit.
They have helped me refine me skills as an artist/photographer to better help rescues. I’m able to produce better quality photos to “market” dogs and cats to get adopted faster
I have been involved with HeartSpeak for many years and the passion of the community to do good for animals is like no other. Working together allows the whole organization to make a difference all over the world in helping shelters and rescues improve their adoption rates and marketing strategy. I am proud to be a part of it all!
The HeARTs Speak community is a dream for budding and veteran photographers alike. The ideas and inspiration shared among peers are incredibly helpful, and the support members offer one another is such a blessing. We give our time and our hearts to this cause, and it is sometimes very challenging. But knowing we have a network of like-minded people who have likely had similar experiences to support us and share their insight makes it that much easier. The resources HeARTs Speak offers help take my work to the next level so I can do even more to help animals, and I'm go glad to be a part of this community.
Hearts Speak is an incredibly well-run non-profit with programs to help shelter animals by teaching shelter staff and volunteers how to take better photographs, connecting shelters with professional photographers who volunteer their time to the shelters, and by making available educational materials and templates to improve the appearance of shelter promotions and adoption photos. In addition, professional photographers provide Hearts Speak with images for its photo bank. Companies using the photos pay fees that go directly to support Hearts Speak's programs. Hearts Speak supports its volunteer photographers by providing ongoing education on best practices and provides a platform to connect the volunteers to each other for additional peer support.
I hear again and again 'your photos made me want to adopt that dog'... this is why I do what I do, and I'm proud to be a member of HeARTs Speak Inc. They support me and many other photographers and artists, who donate our work to help save animals. I'm thrilled to be in the company of so many like-minded volunteers, and am very grateful to HeARTs Speak for their constant support. Any time I reach out for advice, they are there to assist. Their programs and resources are vital for changing the lives of shelter animals.
I've been a member of HeARTs Speak since 2012. I have found it to be such a welcoming organization. Being surrounded by like-minded artists, all working to help promote animal adoption has been so fulfilling. The knowledge, support and education, and resources freely shared is so valuable and encouraging.
I’m relatively new to HeArtSpeak as an artist member photographer and I am so grateful to have found this organization and community! They offer an amazing library of free education and materials to aid me in photographing and marketing shelter dogs. And the community of artists is amazingly supportive of each other. I love seeing all the work members are doing to get shelter dogs exposure so they have a better chance at being adopted! I’m proud to be a member of this amazing non profit!
Hearts speak is an amazing organization helping rescue groups ensure that rescue pets sparkle and shine and help them find a forever home! They also help teach rescue groups on how to improve their own photographs of adoptable pets. They also offer great resources and are incredibly supportive, kind and generous.
I absolutely love this organization. They work hard every single day to help animals in shelters and rescue. They also help teach others to photograph dogs in shelter situations. They are truly an amazing group.
I've been a member of Hearts Speak for several years and I photograph animals at my local shelter. Hearts Speak is a great resource for me and offers a lot of resources, positivity and group support. They help us do better and do more for our local shelters and animals. The fact that go around the country teaching shelters to take better photos is amazing! Better photos save animals lives! I love Hearts Speak!
Fantastic educational tools and the Perfect Exposure Project workshop they hold for different shelters was invaluable! I learned so much and my adoption pictures have definitely improved!
It's a great organization for a great cause. Everyone I've met has been so wonderful and helpful.
HeARTs Speak is a unique organization in the animal welfare/rescue world and they fill a very important role by focusing on positive marketing, photography, advocacy, and partnerships. This small but mighty team travels the country training shelter/rescue staff and volunteers how to effectively promote the animals in their care. They have also created an active and supportive community of artists and I am proud to call myself an Artist Member.
Great educational tools, and support of their members and mission in general, I love Hearts Speak!
Hearts Speak provides a wealth of tools to help artists to help rescues to help save the lives of homeless animals! Their library of resources is comprehensive and educational. Their community of artists are very supportive and encouraging. I feel fortunate to be a part of their initiative.
HeARTs Speak is an emerging nonprofit in the animal welfare world. Having worked in shelters in California, Hawaii and Wisconsin, one fact holds true across these different areas: images and storytelling save lives.
What is great about HeARTs Speak is that it serves so many different stakeholders in animal welfare - the animals looking for their furever home, the shelters that often need their animals receive that "perfect exposure" to be adopted, amateur and seasoned photographers looking to lend their skills to help save lives, businesses looking to make that connection to animal welfare cause marketing as well as the potential adopters who can now get the best "first impression" because HeARTs Speak's impact.
I photograph cats and dogs for a rescue local to me, and this organisation is a godsend! So many ideas, and resources available to members plus the ability to share work and discuss issues with other members is invaluable. Thank you HeartsSpeak
HeARTs Speak has helped me improve my photography skills to photograph shelter dogs. The skills I have learned from them are helping dogs get adopted in my community. Their free online materials are so helpful and the organization is always there to help!
This charity does so much with so little! Because each of their members are helping hundreds of animals get adopted, the total impact of HeARTs Speak is compounded far beyond the means of the original founder and her small team of executives/staff. I can't say enough good things about them. With more financial resources at their disposal they could accomplish even greater good.
I've been a member of Hearts Speak for several years and can't say enough good things about this organization. Not only do they pursue their mission with passion, but they give back to their volunteers in whatever manner they can. Truly a win-win for all involved.