Torri is Taz’s little sister and we had the opportunity to do a photoshoot with her. She started making bracelets to raise funds to go on a mission ministry trip to help build housing for locals in Samoa. She had the idea to create hand woven bracelets, and sell them to aid her in her saving for her trip.
Torri will be serving with HEFY on a trip to aid the people of Samoa. It seems like a pretty amazing opportunity for her to learn about the world and serve her brothers and sisters. The purpose of her trip is stated on the organization’s website, “The people of Samoa live in open homes called fales. These fales do not have doors or windows and resemble something like a roofed patio. As a result of recent tropical storms and poor construction, many of these homes are now decaying leaving the already small homes uninhabitable. Your purpose in Samoa is to bless lives. You will work hard to alleviate suffering in the people you meet. HEFY will give you all the training that you need to be successful. Experienced local laborers will oversee the construction project for each site and will teach you how to mix and pour cement, lay bricks, measure and cut wood, etc. You will have the opportunity to dedicate yourself to meaningful labor at the worksites.”
We had the opportunity to work with Torri and take a few photos of her bracelets for her fundraiser it was a really fun shoot in downtown New Port Richey, Florida. We loved matching the bracelets with textures and trying to snap some interesting angles. The photos were used on her social media and website to sell her bracelets.