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This page was originally published January 9, 2018 and updated January 5, 2024.

Free Photography Services for Cancer Patients & Families

Memory-making is priceless, and it is never more true than after a family experiences a cancer diagnosis. Capturing these memories are so very important, and the wonderful programs below understand that and want to help. There is never a charge for any of the photography services listed for cancer patients and families in the USA.

Cancer treatment can be long, difficult, and exhausting. Photo sessions can be a positive respite from all of the stress. These professional photographers generously donate their time and skills to capture precious memories for families dealing with cancer. These companies have a national network of professional photographers who look to serve individuals and families to help celebrate and commemorate the truly important moments in life. 

Whether it’s to celebrate a milestone or to have some fun, photography plays an important role in all of our lives. From formal portraits to silly candid shots, family photos are cherished by all. We hope you reach out to one of the free photography programs below to capture some precious moments with your loved ones and create memories that will last a lifetime. ❤️

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Love Not Lost Free Photography Sessions

Love Not Lost

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Love Not Lost provides free photography sessions for people of any age facing a Stage 4/metastatic cancer, or any terminal disease, to create and preserve priceless memories. Photographers generously donate their time and all services and photographs from the session are provided at zero cost. To sign up for this nationwide program, please visit this link.

Flashes of Hope Free Photography Sessions for Cancer Patients

Flashes of Hope

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Free photography sessions for families who have a child who has been diagnosed with cancer. Sessions are available nationwide. Each family is presented with black and white printed photo enlargements, proofs and a digital photo gallery of all the images. To locate a program near you, please visit this link.

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PabLove Foundation

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Pablove Shutterbugs is a free program from The Pablove Foundation that offers children and teens a creative voice through photography. This program is open to cancer patients ages 6-18 in the USA who are currently living with cancer or in remission. All lessons and materials, including a camera kit, are provided at no-cost to cancer families. Please visit this link to apply.

Free Movie Making for Cancer Patients Memories Live

Memories Live

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Helping those with serious life-threatening illness to preserve precious memories on film. This program is available nationwide. Working together with experienced filmmakers, patients and families can create a truly priceless heartfelt movie to keep and cherish for all time. To find out more and apply, please visit the request form on the Making Memories website.

The F.I.L.M Project Free Photography for Cancer Patients

The F.I.L.M Project

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Phone: (800) 643-0353


The Family images for Lasting Memories (F.I.L.M) Project offers free professional family portraits for those who are faced with a life-threatening illness including cancer. Services are available nationwide to cancer patients throughout the USA. Please visit this link to complete the online request form.

The Gold Hope Project Free Photography for Cancer Patients

The Gold Hope Project

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Free professional photography services for families battling a childhood cancer diagnosis. Professional photography services are offered at no cost and photographers are available worldwide. To locate a photographer near you, please visit the Gold Hope Project’s interactive map here.

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  1. My son’s girlfriend is into photography and she is always looking for things to do to give back and help others out. I had no idea this was something people were doing for cancer patients. I am going to let her know. She can get in touch and see if she can help out in our area. Really wonderful site.

    • Rick, thank you so much for reaching out and helping spread the word! We are all in this together and every kindness matters.

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