My latest obsession: my new camera strap from FOTO (c/o). It’s no secret that I love my camera, and everelaine has only made me fall more in love with the art of photography. I may be in front of the camera for a lot of my blog content, but my favorite place to be is behind it, capturing the beauty in everyday life.
FOTO is a company that makes personalized genuine leather goods such as totes, journals, luggage tags and camera straps, but founder Katie Norris had a much bigger dream for FOTO. Katie wanted to make a difference by sharing powerful stories of hope and perseverance, and that’s exactly what she has done.
When you purchase a FOTO product, 10% of the proceeds are given to Fotolanthropy, a non-profit organization that believes in the power of storytelling. Fotolanthropy captures and shares inspiring true stories of individuals who have overcome adversity. The stories honor those individuals and empower others, with hopes of encouraging and inspiring change in the world.
One of my favorite stories from Fotolanthropy is about the adoption of two beautiful children from Ethiopia, Camp and Asher.
“Adoption was never on my radar. Adoption & missions were for “those people”. Radicals. People who always had a “heart for the nations”. That wasn’t me.
So adoption wasn’t for me. Or so I thought.”
– Wynne Elder
After their first trip to Africa, Wynne and Stephen Elder say they were forever “gloriously ruined.” Watch the video here: GLORIOUSLY RUINED
Today, our world is not lacking in hate, negativity and conflict. Let us remember to focus on the good in the world. Fotolanthropy is documenting the kinds of stories that we should be sharing – those of love, hope and miracles.
Thank you to FOTO for collaborating with me on this post.