I’ve been met with tears every time I’ve edited these photos for weeks after returning from the Orphanage in West Africa.

I took a break from shooting weddings and traveled with Orphan Relief and Rescue to Benin, West Africa to document the amazing work they’re doing in their Orphanages as well as their Anti Trafficking Initiative. Take some time after you finish digging into these images and please check out ORR’s website and become familiar with how they are impacting West Africa.

I’m not allowed to tell you the details of these orphan’s lives over the internet but i’ve tried really hard to show you who they are through these photographs. I’d ask that you Take Your Time; look into their eyes, notice if they’re wearing shoes or not, admire the tribal scars on their faces, process what could possibly give a 6 year old the posture you see, compare their smiles to the most beautiful sunsets you’ve ever seen. I would greatly appreciate it.

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Ed sinke
March 5, 2016
Trey, incredible shots, the children are heart breakers and you really captured the atmosphere.... I feel the dust in my nostrils and sweat on my forehead ..... great photography
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Chris Malone
March 31, 2016
So many burns and scarred cheeks,but even more toothy grins and movement. Beautiful points of view and caught moments on your behalf.
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John Newsome
March 31, 2016
Thanks for sharing these moving photos. Sarah has been to Zambia twice working with an orphanage there.
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