What We Do
The Jeremy Project is a not-for-profit organization photographing children with special needs.
The portrait session is done in the home, at the hospital or at any location in the St. Louis area. Each family receives 5-10 prints and a disc which allows them to make reprints at any time. There is no cost to the family for this service or the photographs. If you have a special needs child and would like to arrange a session, please contact The Jeremy Project.
2013 begins our twelfth year of service to the St. Louis community.
We will have a new exhibit starting on March 18th 2013 at
Missouri Baptist University
One College Park Dr. Saint Louis, MO 63141
The exhibit will be located in the Pillsbury Chapel/Dale Williams Fine Art Center
Who We Are
Darcie Deneal, Photographer and Founder
As a mother of two and working as a pediatric nurse, I was living an ordinary life. But all that changed on September 1, 1998 when my 17-year-old son Jeremy died in a car accident. My life was changed forever. From that moment on, the photographs that tell how he lived would be the only way I could see my son again.
My desire is to photograph those who are facing life's challenges; to create memories of the people we love; to celebrate their life.
Martha LaFata, Photographer
I was a mother of three young daughters when I was widowed many years ago, so I understand what it feels like to grieve. But losing a child has to be the most heart wrenching experience. Providing these families with photographs is one small thing I can do for them, and being able to use my photography in this way is very gratifying.
Debbie Windus, Photographer
After photographing just a few of these families, I began to understand how meaningful these portraits would be for them and others who are going through similar challenges. Creating memories for families who might have such a short time together is a gift for them and me.
How to Help
The Jeremy Project is funded by donations from the hospitals we serve, through various fund raising activities, and through private donors. If you would like to make a contribution through PayPal please click the donate button above.
Or if you prefer to donate by mail please send checks to:
The Jeremy Project
3935 Utah Street
St Louis, Missouri 63116
If you are interested in scheduling a portrait session you can contact us at:
To request a charitable donation letter, see the above 'How to Help' section.
Read and learn more about us through a few articles we have been lucky to be featured in:
St. Louis Beacon
St. Louis Kids Magazine