BUILD AND BLOOM® is a Nonprofit organization carving out a safe space for young photographers, both online and in-person. our online community is made up of many different types of creative individuals and all levels are welcome to join in — there is a spot for everyone at the table!

created by our founder, jessica whitaker,  in october 2016, build and bloom stemmed from the concept of community over competition. jessica found there was a lack of encouraging online communities for young creatives and decided to fill the gap.

our online community is composed mostly of photographers, and is now one of facebook’s most highly-engaged photography groups. because the group is diverse, including different specialties within the industry, members are able to receive many different perspectives on varying topics. collaboration is encouraged and blossoms from this safe learning environment.