Free senior pictures for graduates in need

Medford, Ore. – Many high school seniors look forward to senior pictures. But for many homeless students, it can be a stressful time.

Photographer Jenny Skinner said senior pictures can cost hundreds of dollars.

“Some people in the valley charge 100 to 300 hundred dollars a photo shoot,” Skinner said.

Valley focus is a group of photographers that are providing free senior pictures for students in need.

The program is called, Snaps Four Grads, and they are looking for donations to expand the project.

“If you wanted to sponsor a student it would be about 50 dollars. That would cover the printing cost and the gas for the photographer,” Skinner said.

In the future, the group would also like to do free pictures with Santa and provide family photos for military service members.

NBC5 News at Sunrise co-anchor Allison Ross graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Before coming to NBC5 News, she was a reporter and anchor at KOMU in Columbia, MO and interned at FOX 25 News in Boston. Allison also spent six months reporting in Europe where she covered the European Commission.

When she's not in the newsroom, Allison loves adventures. She enjoys traveling and is excited to explore the West Coast. Allison's motto: “Try everything once!”

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