Katie, founder of Fotolanthropy + Fotostrap, is my good friend from our college days at Baylor. We reconnected a few years ago when we both had recently started our photography businesses. We traveled to conferences, spent many hours on the phone/email/text and just walked those days together. Katie was way more experienced than me, and I had a lot to learn from her. I remember so well being at a photography conference in San Antonio with her and dreaming big. Talking about what we wanted to use this precious gift for, and how we could bless people. My heart was already in taking images and telling stories on mission trips, and Katie dreamed about telling inspiring stories as well. Her passion for Fotostrap [although, it didn’t have that name yet!] started that weekend too. Fast forward 2+ years….and our Fotolanthropy story is HERE! This is NOTHING that I would have ever dreamed of! It has been an absolute honor to be a part of Fotolanthropy and have Katie & her team be there for the most precious moments of becoming parents. My good friend Alison, a Fotolanthropy crew member, was living in Rwanda at the time and had the opportunity to fly over to be there the moment we met Camp + Asher and I absolutely cannot image not having her there. Those images grow more and more special to me as the days go by. Everything from being at the airport when we arrived home to an amazing celebration, to being in our home for 2 days really capturing what those first weeks were like, has been amazing.
I hope this film inspires you, I hope it encourages you, and I hope it challenges you.
Saying YES to God is NOT always easy, but it is always worth it. His plans are better than we could have EVER imagined, and that story is for you too!
Take 8 minutes to watch this….
to view the film + read the story click the above image or visit the site here: http://www.fotolanthropy.com/gloriously-ruined/
Just like I promised yesterday, here are the new LIMITED EDITION fotostraps!!
“the camp” and “the asher” seersucker camera straps are limited edition, so that means when they are out…they are out! get one for you or the photographer lover in your life!
a little more about Fotolanthropy – who they are & what they do. Photography + videographer friends….take a look and see if you want to get involved!
FOTOLANTHROPY IS A NATION WIDE COMMUNITY OF PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS AND FILMMAKERS WHO USE THEIR CAMERAS FOR GOOD BY DONATING THEIR TIME AND TALENTS TO CAPTURE STORIES OF THOSE WHO INSPIRE THEM. THESE ARTISTS ARE THE STORYTELLERS BEHIND EVERY STORY SHARED ON FOTOLANTHROPY’S WEBSITE. WITH THEIR COMMON INTEREST OF GIVING BACK AND A SERVANT-HEARTED SPIRIT, THESE FOTOCREW MEMBERS ARE UNITING TOGETHER AS AN ARTISTIC COMMUNITY TO GIVE BACK TO THOSE WHO HAVE OVERCOME ADVERSITY. – See more at: http://www.fotolanthropy.com/about/