Jenifer Cuabu was inspired after first seeing the idea on a photography Facebook group.
"ONE For ONE Gratitude Sessions" is the brainchild of B.C.-based photographer Anastasia Chomlack, with the initial goal being to gift ten sessions to essential workers in her community.
Chomlack's idea quickly caught on across the country, with more than 300 photographers who have shown interest, including Cuabu.
Cuabu, who runs Photography From The Soul in Kitchener, says when someone purchases a session from her through to April 15, she will gift one session to an essential worker in Waterloo Region.
She will ask that client to nominate an essential worker.
"I feel like this is one small way that I can give back to my community and to show my gratitude for those who are risking their own health so that I can be safe at home with my family." she told KitchenerToday.com on Thursday.
"It is the least I can do to give back." added Cuabu.
The sessions will be done once the COVID-19 physical distancing measures have been lifted.
For Chomlack, who started the initiative, the benefits are two-fold - a way to show gratitude to our essential front-line workers, and to create some cash flow for photographers as they lose much of their planned business over the upcoming wedding and lifestyle shoot season.
You can find more information on Photography From The Soul's website.