“We are so grateful for Teddy Bear Portraits,” said Amy Burke-Salyers, Executive Director of Ashley’s Place. “Families look forward to pictures with Santa every year. It is nice to be able to watch children grow as they come back each year. We appreciate our community for the opportunity to enjoy the many smiles we get to share.”
“Nothing is more rewarding than capturing smiles from children, especially during such a magical time of the year,” said Katie Tackett, photographer with Teddy Bear Portraits. “I have only had the opportunity to photograph at Ashley’s Place for the past 2 years; however, I have thoroughly enjoyed my time there. It isn’t often I receive the opportunity to help out in such a big way through photography. Knowing that we’re capturing a special moment in time for children that might not otherwise get a picture with Santa is the best feeling.”
Ashley’s Place provides a welcoming environment for both children and adults. The Center is specifically designed to provide comfort to children and families throughout the investigative and treatment process in abusive situations.
Ashley’s Place is a non-profit organization in Gallatin, Tennessee that provides services to children and families when there are allegations of sexual abuse, severe physical abuse and/or witness to violence. The Center has a unique partnership with the District Attorney’s Office, The Department of Children’s Services, Sumner County Law Enforcement jurisdictions and Juvenile Court. This Multidisciplinary team works together for the detection, investigation, prosecution and treatment of child abuse.