Tiny Sparrow Foundation | A Non Profit Organization » A Picture of Hope

Family FAQ

Our TSF families have shared that navigating the difficult journey of critical illness is filled with many emotions. Anxiety and fear of the unknown are forefront, but so is {HOPE}. At Tiny Sparrow Foundation,  we believe in {HOPE} and aim to provide your family with meaningful images and lasting memories.

Our professional photographers are the best of the best. They are chosen through a highly selective screening process. We work with only experienced, skilled and passionate photographers who are mindful of your family’s individual needs. The photographer will arrive to your specified location, prepared to shoot under any circumstance (whether at a hospital, your home or an off-site location).

The first step in The Tiny Sparrow | Picture of Hope process is to complete our Family Application.

Q: What happens after my child is approved?

A: Your Family Liaison will guide you through the Picture of Hope process and complete every detail needed to ensure a successful photography session. If your family consents to sharing the images and story of your child, we will contact you to gain input for your child’s story; we will then post a tribute to your child on our blog and Facebook page. We will email you when your tribute is ready (it can take a few weeks). If you elect not to have images from your photo session posted, we will respect that decision and comply with privacy preferences. Our team will design a custom album with photos from your session, and the whole package will be shipped to you within about six weeks from your session date.

Q: What comes with the Picture of Hope package?

A: Included with your session is the showcase piece of the Picture of Hope process: a custom designed, hardcover 10×10 Tiny Sparrow Album of {Hope}. Your Picture of Hope package also contains a CD of all the digital images from your session and a full print release signed over to your family. You have permission to share and print the pictures at your discretion for friends and family to enjoy. We tuck everything inside a Tiny Sparrow Foundation gift bag and ship it to your door.

Q: My child is over the age of 18. Is he or she eligible for a Picture of Hope?

A: Sadly, our non-profit guidelines require for us to operate under the legal definition of child.  Therefore, we are unable to accept intake forms for anyone over the age of 18.

Q: What do you mean by “life-threatening illness”?

A: Generally, we mean a medical condition that is progressive, degenerative or malignant. Please contact us if you have any further questions about eligibility.

Q: We have a family friend that is a photographer. Can we ask him/her to be our Picture of Hope photographer?

A: The Family Liaison will assign an approved photographer from our network who has been trained on the Picture of Hope process. However, we encourage you to direct them to our website to apply for an affiliate position.

Q: Can I have more than one session with Tiny Sparrow Foundation?

A: We are sorry, but in order to share the gift of lasting memories with as many families as possible, we have a policy of one Picture of Hope session per child.

Q: Can I order extra copies of the album?

A: We are sorry, but we are not able to accept payment or produce more than one album per child/family. We recommend families use the high-resolution digital images they receive in their package to make their own prints and albums at their discretion.