About Us

Throwing Light believes the world is full of amazing stories…just waiting to be shared.

Throwing Light’s owner, Leah Hood, grew up in Wisconsin, and has a B.A. in Conservation Biology from the University of Wisconsin. She earned an M.S. in International Economic Development from Eastern University. Her graduate thesis research on HIV/AIDS took her and her husband, Drew, to South Africa where they interviewed church-based practitioners looking for common factors that lead to the successful implementation of HIV/AIDS programs.

After her undergraduate work, she lived in the Dominican Republic for two years, teaching ESL and working for a local church-based community development corporation. In addition to her work with Throwing Light, she worked with a number of prominent corporate and nonprofit organizations including: Del Camino Connection, Geneva Global, Spencer Stuart, InterVarsity, and the American Bible Society.

Leah currently lives in Philadelphia and, in addition to her work with Throwing Light,  serves as an adjunct faculty at Eastern University where she teaches Community Development.

Who Are Our Clients?

Sometimes non-profit organizations hire us directly so that we can help them build a stock of photos, produce an overview or testimonial video, or develop their web content. But we also work with many nonprofit consultants who need our expertise in photography and video.

Here are some of the the organizations we’ve worked with.

And here are some of the many places our clients have sent us:

  • Philadelphia
  • New York City
  • Louisiana
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • South Africa
  • Brazil
  • Haiti
  • Dominican Republic
  • Honduras
  • Costa Rica

We also offer communications consulting services and training in digital media (photography and online content management). But don’t get us started about our services.

Hungry for more? Read about our people, our motivation, and our values.

Drew, Leah, Emery

Drew, Leah, and their son Emery on assignment in the Dominican Republic

Throwing Light Beginnings: A Love Story

He was a photographer and writer with a passion for telling stories. She was a world traveling non-profit gal with a sharp business mind.

They fell in love, and Throwing Light was born.”

That’s our story. Throwing Light is a unique blend of our talents, passions, and experiences.  Today, we use a wide range of digital media to tell creative, compelling stories for non-profits and other organizations in Philadelphia and all over the world.

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