Teddy Bear Drive: Help the Richard Lambert Foundation give a grieving child a smile by donating a Teddy Bear.

Your donation will make a grieving child smile & there may be no better gift than that.  As a thank you, Samantha Markey Photography is offering you a discount portrait voucher.

Your Choice

Free Santa Photos at the Richard Lambert Tree Lighting on December 5, 2019, at the Bella Sera Event Center.  OR  Book a family session in 2020 with your 50% off voucher code. More info, click here.

Drop off a new teddy bear - by December 1, 2019, at any of the drop-off locations:

The Richard Lambert Foundation 

One of the First Bank locations in Brighton.

The Porch and Company in Historic Downtown Brighton

Essence of Movement in Historic Downtown Brighton


How to get your voucher: To get your voucher: take a selfie with your teddy bear & tag both Samantha Markey Photography & the Richard Lambert Foundation on Facebook. Be sure you like both of their pages and you will soon receive information on how to get your chosen voucher.

Why the Teddy Bear Drive is so important to me.2019 Teddy Bear drives to support the Richard Lambert Foundation.

For more information email Samantha at  [email protected]


Teddy Bears will be collected from all drop off locations on December 2nd.  


Find our Facebook pages by clicking the links below. 

Samantha Markey Photography   &  The Richard Lambert Foundation




Why this is so important to me.

“When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.” “- Unknown

I believe that a photograph is the best way to preserve a memory. There were several things that drove me to take my photography from a hobby to a profession but one thing that played a huge role was that several years ago we lost my mom, it was sudden and way too soon. Because she hated to have her picture taken we have very few pictures of her.  Those photos are so precious to us. This made me realize how valuable a photograph truly is.  This gave me a passion to make family photography available to as many families as I could.  While my business has changed over the years, my desire to tell a story and capture you and your loved ones in whatever chapter of your life you are in has not faded. I believe strongly that pictures provide you and your loved ones with a visual tale that can be cherished for generations.

I have partnered with The Richard Lambert Foundation because I know all too well that losing someone makes those memories all that much more important. I also understand that it is hard after losing someone to feel like having portraits done so you have a choice to get a fun picture now or take an amazing discount later. Your choice but I truly hope you will take full advantage of this opportunity to capture what is important to you and your loved ones.