Watercolor designs from nature
In April of 2011 Teresa Coles formed a group of hiking photographers who spend time hiking together and shooting photographs around Southern California. She began to post some of her photos to her Facebook page each week. She received emails from people she knew who were in treatments for various illnesses saying that they enjoyed seeing the photos as this was their only chance to see the outdoors due to the effects of the treatments. Teresa realized that not only the patients but their care givers as well could benefit from being able to experience nature through viewing photographs.
Teresa created Shutterheart Stories as a collaborative effort of volunteer photographers to provide a way for patients, family members and caregivers to experience nature in times when they are unable to be outside. We create and provide photo story books made available on their website for patients and their care givers to access during times of treatment or recovery for encouragement & to reduce stress
Proceeds from this book benefit a non profit called ShutterHeart Stories. More info can be found on our facebook page