September 19, 2023

Meet the Member: Ember Eye Photography

by Arielle Kaplan

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Jeannette Mitton-Coleman (She/Her)

In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative.

Ember Eye Photography combines photography, therapy, and community engagement to foster healing, growth, understanding and creativity.


Tell us a bit about you and why you do what you do? Share your passions for your business, initiative, organization.

I am enthusiastic about using photography and therapy to create a meaningful difference. I strive to empower individuals and groups, particularly young people, by teaching them photography skills, nurturing their self-expression, creativity and personal growth.


What role do you think your business plays in supporting a more creative community? OR your community in general. (Bonus! Why do you think a more creative community is important?)

Ember Eye Photography plays a role in supporting a more creative community by equipping individuals with the tools to discover their creativity through photography. By providing opportunities for self-expression and artistic exploration, we contribute to a community that embraces and celebrates diverse perspectives. A more creative community cultivates innovation, fosters collaboration, and enhances the overall vitality and cultural richness of the community.


What was the last book you read OR What was the last video you watched that made an impact on you?

My Grandmother’s Hands by Resmaa Menakem


What’s the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you or your business?

My personal photography mostly exhibits my enthusiasm for travel and belief in the healing power of nature, however many of my photos are documentation of my own healing journey and growth process. Understanding this creative process in my own life allows me to join with others on their own healing process through art and visual images.

What is Creative Collective?

Creative Collective is a group of economic development strategists, small business supporters, activation specialists, and believers in the importance of the creative workforce. We foster growth, sustainability, and scalability for small businesses, creative thinkers, organizations, entrepreneurs, and innovators. Learn more and join Creative Collective at


Ember Eye Photography

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Meet Jeannette Mitton-Coleman of Ember Eye Photography. Jeannette blends her passions as a photographer, clinical social worker, Reiki Master Teacher, and administrator to empower others and foster creative self-expression. Jeannette’s unique gift lies in her ability to utilize her therapeutic training, leveraging it to create transformative opportunities for individuals, youth, and families within the community. By imparting the skills of