Post Falls photographer shooting children’s portrait book to raise money for Shriners Hospital

POST FALLS, Idaho — For 18 years, Luba Wold has photographed families at all stages of life.

Because she photographs a lot of children and newborns, she’s putting out applications for a children’s portrait book called ‘My Sunshine’ that will go to benefit Shriners Hospital in Spokane.

One-hundred children from newborn age to 5-years-old will be featured in the book.

Wold said she’s already gotten an overwhelming response from those who want their children to be in it.

Those who apply and end up getting chosen will pay a $100 fee with no additional charge for the portrait session.

And 100% of those funds will go to Shriners.

“It is a coffee table book. It’s going to be a pretty book, hard-covered book featuring Northwest families,” said Wold. “Primarily children of that age or maybe children with siblings and a small picture of the family who’s actually supporting shriners hospital.”

Wold said photographing 100 children and putting the book together could take up to an entire year and she’s hoping that by then she can have a book launch event and present a check to Shriners Hospital.

There are still spots open if you have a child that meets the qualifications.

See the Photography by Luba website to apply now.

My Sunshine Book Flyer For Shriners Children Hospital Spokane

Photography by Luba

Wold is based in Post Falls, but she’s been photographing people across the Inland Northwest for a long time.

This includes weddings, family portraits, children, newborns and senior graduates.

She said she captures people in ‘every stage of life.’

And during a time where life seems like it’s been put on pause, Wold said she’s had clients still come in for pictures.

While some couples are now rescheduling or downsizing their weddings, Wold has still been able to take engagement photos and even capture those smaller ceremonies.

When it comes to portraits, she said more families are coming in to be photographed at her studio, which she said is the perfect setting for social distancing.

“My studio is very private. On 30 acres,” she said. “The weather is great right now so people are really coming here to document their family and capture the essence of who they are as of today. Can’t wait until tomorrow. We do it as of today.”

Wold also shoots with a long range lens so sh’e able to distance herself from her subjects easily.

For 18 years, Luba Wold has photographed families at all stages of life.

Photography by Luba