Children with cancer are smiling today at a Flashes of Hope shoots. Our dedicated volunteer chapter directors coordinate photo shoots within the nation's top hospitals and at special events for children with cancer. Whether photographing one child isolated in a bone marrow unit or a hundred kids having fun at summer camp, it's an unforgettable experience for everyone involved.
I am a photographer from Greenville, South Carolina, and am so thrilled to be a part of Flashes of Hope! Having first heard about them at least 15 years ago, I've always had a desire to give back and join this incredible organization. Being able to give families something to cherish, something to remind them of strength and courage, is a huge blessing.
My best friend and I lifted Erin Brooke Photography off of the ground in 2009 during our freshman year in college. We quickly found a niche photographing weddings and families and loved it. My continual desire to do something more with my talents had me reaching out to partner with Flashes of Hope. Becoming a co-director for the Atlanta chapter is the perfect step that I've been searching for in this journey and I'm so excited to hopefully be a beacon of joy for these kids and families. The smiles say it all! That's what all of it is about!
The children often request to be photographed with special friends – in this case a stuffed bunny. Children are also photographed with parents, siblings, hospital staff and even fellow patients. This sweet image was captured at All Children's Hospital in Tampa, Florida.