There is a project that I have had in mind for awhile now. I have been wanting to set it into motion, and I just figured why not now? It is very dear to my heart and I have prayed about it quite a bit. I really feel like God has put it on my heart. So without further ado, let me introduce you to my project: Captured HOPE.
Captured HOPE is a session that I am now offering to patients who have cancer, patients who have beat cancer, children with life-threatening illnesses, and children with genetic/chromosomal abnormalities. This idea came to me one day after I read an article on one of my favorite photographer’s blog (Here is the link to the article: https://amandahedgepethblog.com/2016/05/24/i-prayed-for-creativity-saltwater-grace/). After reading this, I just really felt like I wasn’t using all of my creative talents to the best of their abilities and more importantly for God. So, I started thinking of ways I could help. I saw that there are several nonprofits that photographers can join and be a part of that take pictured of people for various reasons ( cancer patients, military families, etc.), but I didn’t want to be limited in who I would offer my services to. I also wanted to make sure that people would even be interested in my idea. I called several cancer centers and spoke with them, talked to my cousin who works at Cook Children’s Medical Center in Ft. Worth, and I talked to a woman from ECI. All of them seemed to think that this idea was a really great thing. With that feedback, I decided to offer my Captured HOPE sessions.
I am really excited about this! I just feel like this is a great thing for families. There are so many families that don’t even think about pictures when they are in rough situations. This allows them to get prettied up, laugh and smile for an hour, forget about their circumstances for a small while, and to have some great memories.
Why the name Captured HOPE do you ask? Well, it’s quite simple really. Scripture tells us in Hebrews 6:19 “For we have this hope like and anchor for the soul, firm and secure…”. Hope doesn’t mean that nothing bad will happen, but it is simply having faith in something greater.
Captured HOPE is something that is very dear to my heart. If you or a loved one or maybe even just someone you know of might be interested in participating in a Captured HOPE session let me know! I can be contacted through a couple of different ways. My facebook is either https://www.facebook.com/briana.whistler or https://www.facebook.com/raisingarrowsphoto. I also have a website for my photography that is http://www.raisingarrowsphotography.com that has a contact page that can be filled out. Or if none of those work, comment below and I can give you my cell phone number. Any of the ways mentioned above will do. Like I said, I am super excited about this. I look forward to hearing from you guys. Have a blessed day!!