Meet the Team

//Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Get to know the volunteer staff of Help-Portrait through our new “Meet the Team” page. Click on the photos on the page for more info about each person, including what they love about Help-Portrait and why they volunteer their time to it.

Amy Stanfield, Community Administrator: “Getting to be a part of something much bigger than myself. Deepening community. Opportunity to love and act on kindness.”

Annie Downs, Events Coordinator: “I enjoy emailing with photographers and volunteers from around the world and I love being able to hear, first hand, how events are working out. I love you H-P people. I can’t even help it.”

Christine Elizabeth, Social Media: “Making people feel beautiful! Fave memory from last year was watching a 13 yr old girl run across the room to hug her freshly-styled mom, yelling, ‘Mom, you’re BEAUTIFUL!'”

Jeremy Cowart, Founder: “As the founder, my favorite thing is to connect all the dots… to piece together so many creative people in so many different industries coming together to collaborate for an amazing cause.”

Kyle Chowning, Executive Director: “As someone who isn’t a photographer, it’s been amazing to see both professionals and amateurs, come together to use their skills to give back.”

Trey Bowles, Marketing: “I love that Help-Portrait provides a way for photographers to use their skills and talents to facilitate interaction in community and give back to those in their local environments.”

There’s more … check it out!

Now … tell us who YOU are in the comments below!

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What I’m most like in the morning:

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By | 2016-12-03T07:45:44+00:00 November 10th, 2010|H-P Organizers|42 Comments

About the Author:

Cara (@carandavis) is the online editor for Help-Portrait and lives in Nashville, TN.

42 Comments

  1. Kate Hildreth 10/11/2010 at 7:25 AM

    This will be my first year volunteering with the Help Portrait movement. I saw the videos last year but I had prior commitments and was unable to be a part of it. But this year, no only have I gotten myself involved, my 17 yr old daughter is also going to volunteering her time. I am looking forward to sharing the gift of beautiful portraits and making those people feel beautiful and special. It is so awesome for me, as a photographer, to be able to give back in such a way that touches someone else’s life. I am so excited and we can’t wait to be a part of it. Jeremy – Thank you for your vision and making such an impact on everyone’s life by putting this great effort together…You have truly inspired us all!

  2. Andy 10/11/2010 at 7:27 AM

    I am Andy evans
    I live in a small village called machen just outside of cardiff wales uk
    Iam a heating engineer and full time amateur photographer
    I love taking photos of people and helping the live the life they were intended to live
    love face book but talking to people is the best way to communicate
    In the morning I’m good sometimes great as long as its not before 6am lol
    I love H-P because – it gives ,serves,builds up,blesses,makes people feel special,brings people together I could go on and on!!

  3. Ryan Sandberg 10/11/2010 at 3:05 PM

    I guess I’ll be the first…

    Who I am: Photographer, Friend, Geek

    Where I live: Salt Lake City, UT

    What I do: Go to school full time, work part time, and try to take as many photos as possible in between.

    What I like: God, hiking, camping, photography, rappelling, rock climbing, geocaching, just about anything outdoors.

    Where I network: Twitter @imfrog2002 and Facebook (facebook.com/ryan.sandberg)

    What I’m most like in the morning: “Just 5 more minutes…”

    Favorite thing about H-P: Being able to connect with other photographers, and do something amazing for the community. I love making a difference, and this is one way that I can personally touch people’s lives.

  4. Alex Luyckx 10/11/2010 at 3:36 PM

    Alex Luyckx
    Milton, ON
    Information Technology Support & Freelance Photography
    Abandoned Buildings, using old cameras, photography, history, writing
    Flickr, Facebook, Model Mayhem, DeviantART
    I wake up very quickly.
    Being able to use my gift of photography for other people’s gain, rather than my own.

  5. Justin Thor Simenson 10/11/2010 at 3:39 PM

    Who I am: I currently label myself as a social artist, after hearing Chase Jarvis talk about that term. Photography is my outlet for my creations.

    Where I live: I live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but would love to live in rural northern New Mexico.

    What I do: My photography company is my third job, I also am a CAD manager and do social media for a local fitness club. I photograph many different ways and things, from fashion shoots with my digital to pinhole solargraph cameras.

    What I like: I love culture and food.

    Where I network: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Tumblr, JPG Magazine, my blog, and in person.

    What I’m most like in the morning: Waking up is always a great start to my day.

    Favorite thing about H-P: Giving back. Photography should not be about the photographer, it should be about the subject matter. In return that shows who the photographer really is.

  6. Jennifer Karon 10/11/2010 at 3:40 PM

    Who I am: Jennifer Karon, wife, mother, photographer

    Where I live: Greenwood Lake, NY

    What I do: I am a mom first to two beautiful boys Nicolas and Logan. Photography has always been a passion of mine from the time I was very young with a Fisher Price camera in tow.

    What I like: It’s kind of hard to sum that up in a brief sentence, but I can say that I am really easy going and tend to like most things by seeing the positive in them.

    What I’m most like in the morning: very busy and focused with two little boys to get ready for school.

    Favorite thing about H-P: the idea of giving to others free from personal gain and cost to them. A true and beautiful outreach.

  7. Lincoln Souza 10/11/2010 at 3:43 PM

    Who I am: Lincoln Souza
    Where I live: Indaiatuba, Sao Paulo, Brazil
    What I do:Graphic Designer, Web Developer, Project Manager, Photographer
    What I like:Photographing, Listening to music, play the drums, cook.
    Where I network:FB, H-P Community
    What I’m most like in the morning:Kiss my wife and say “Good morning”.
    Favorite thing about H-P: Gather different kind of people from a wide variety of life histories to not only have or take pictures but have our lives changed, forever.

  8. Sabrina 10/11/2010 at 3:45 PM

    I’m Sabrina. I’m a 17 year old college student. I live in a small town in Minnesota. I love photography but don’t have the equipment to take it very seriously yet. I have a 7 year old Olympus DSLR. Helping people always makes my day brighter. If I can bring a smile to somebody’s face, any hard work is worthwhile. My favorite thing about Help Portrait is that so many people come together simply to make peoples day brighter.

  9. Lincoln Souza 10/11/2010 at 3:45 PM

    Hey just forgot to add my network ids:

    twitter: @emburaman
    facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=733615229
    flickr: flickr.com/photos/emburaman

  10. Ellen 10/11/2010 at 3:58 PM

    I’m Ellen Bayola from Pflugerville, Texas…I’m a stay home mom but also doing photography. I’m giving photo services…for friends and acquaintances, for safety reason I don’t cater on people I don’t know yet. Mostly my network is just around Metro Austin but if some family ask for my service in Dallas and Houston I go for it. I get interested in H-P for its mission… Help-Portrait to Help-people.

  11. Jessica Barker 10/11/2010 at 4:03 PM

    Who I am: Jessica Barker

    Where I live: Minneapolis, MN

    What I do: Full-time professional photographer, single Mom and life-liver to the max

    What I like: Vanilla lattes, the ocean, NYC, art museums, seeing live bands, my daughter

    Where I network:

    What I’m most like in the morning: Sleep-eyed, but much better after a shower and a cup of coffee!

    Favorite thing about H-P: The family of volunteers and the impact we are making on people’s lives

  12. Chris from Canada here, in a town called Barrie about an hour north of Toronto. I’m a professional photographer, mainly weddings, model and magazine work as well as shooting commercial stock images, Interests? obviously photography, but forensics intrigues me and I enjoy listening to music and reading. I spend quite a bit of time on facebook, curiously I receive a lot of work from there as a result of the work that gets posted there. Viral networking definitely seems to work. In the morning? I’m not a morning person…usually after being up until 2 or 3am, morning me is sleepy until I get those first two or three cups of coffee into me. Help Portrait has been a fantastic way for the photographic community here in town to join together, bringing in aestheticians and hairstylists, plus the countless volunteers to make one big happy family. Its very gratifying to be able to give back to the community in such a positive way, knowing that we are making a change in peoples lives, even if just for a day, and being able to push aside that commercia/financiall barrier that separates us all. Being part of the Help Portrait movement, something that become so big and so widely accepted in such a short space of time is just simply a phenomenal feeling…..I love being part of the HP community and helping in some small way to create the magic that day

  13. Jessica Barker 10/11/2010 at 4:06 PM

    Who I am: Jessica Barker

    Where I live: Minneapolis, MN

    What I do: Full-time professional photographer, single mom and life liver to the max

    What I like: Vanilla lattes, Milk Duds, art museums, reading, seeing live bands, the ocean, NYC

    Where I network: Facebook, Twitter, and various photog groups in the Twin Cities

    What I’m most like in the morning: Sleepy-eyed, but much better after a shower and a cup of coffee

    Favorite thing about H-P: The family of volunteers and the impact we are making on people’s lives

  14. Chris Clutter 10/11/2010 at 4:30 PM

    Who I am: an outdoor enthusiast and multimedia producer. I enjoy Kayaking, Hiking, Photography, and Biking. I have 2 dogs and a great wife.

    Where I live: Southwestern PA

    What I do: I’m a multimedia content producer… basically I produce promotional and training videos for companies and design integrated web delivery systems for those videos.

    What I like: Camping, Biking, and my Apple TV

    Where I network: facebook + twitter

    What I’m most like in the morning: wide awake and ready to be productive!

    Favorite thing about H-P: HP brings together creatives that are in each others backyards but may not know each other. It encourages a “team” mentality among those that usually compete. I’ve enjoyed getting to know those that work near and compete with me.
    Visit my groups H-P site: http://www.wbghelpportrait.org

  15. Véronique da Silva 10/11/2010 at 4:41 PM

    Who am I: Véronique da Silva Where I live: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada What I do: Full-Time Commercial Lifestyle Photographer, momma, activist. What I love: Other than what I do of course, the ocean, nature, wine and food + chocolate!, children, love + peace, art, creativity, self-discovery, the sun, the beach…. so many things! Where I network: My city, Facebook, Twitter, blog… What I am most like in the morning: Hurried to get everyone out the door dressed, clean and fed! :) Favorite thing about H-P: ABSOLUTELY everything about it is inspiring and along the lines of all the other community and charitable work I strive to do all year long :) Thank you!

  16. Suzie Bell 10/11/2010 at 4:53 PM

    Suzie Bell, Part-time lifestylle and wedding photographer and dabbler in Graphic Design. I am located in Fate, Texas. This will be my first and not only year to join Help Portrait. I like music specifically any music especially live music, Starbucks (alot) and social networking. I love God, my family, my husband, my 2 girls and my 2 baby dogs. I am a mid morning person and burn the midnight oil. I love true portraits, the raw realness of the hard working man, the aged elders, kids in their natural habitat (dirty face, snot running, red cheeks from playing outside in the cold) and I love to create a story with my camera. My favorite candy is duh, Butterfinger. I think Dairy Queen is still the bomb and I love to plan parties and events. I hate camping but will go to hang with the family.
    my website: http://www.suziebell.com fb: http://www.facebook.com/suziebellphoto T: http://www.twitter.com/suziebellphoto

  17. Paul C 10/11/2010 at 6:06 PM

    Who I am: Paul C.

    Where I live: Beautiful Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada.

    What I do: Chartered Accountant by day, wannabee photographer by night.

    What I like: Pizza, music, street artists, making people smile. et al.

    Where I network: The interwebs, some local art events.

    What I’m most like in the morning: A timekeeper. Can’t be late.

    Favorite thing about H-P: Looking forward to seeing folks smiles when their portraits are delivered.

  18. Brian Tremblay 10/11/2010 at 6:17 PM

    Brian Tremblay and I live in Sault Ste Marie, ON Canada. I’m a photographer. I like creating with my camera and rockin’ with my band. I network with the Sault Ste Marie Chamber of Commerce and anywhere else people want to connect. In the morning my wife says I’m like a bear. I love that help portrait has given me the motivation and opportunity to give back with my photography

  19. carandavis 10/11/2010 at 6:26 PM

    Friends, the links on this page have been updated – they were wrong before. Check out the Team page at: http://help-portrait.com/about/team/

  20. uri marie 10/11/2010 at 7:43 PM

    Uri Marie, Freelance Photographer and Designer located out of Bridgeport, Connecticut. This will be my third Help-Portrait event that I have co-organized and I am so excited for it. When I’m not taking pictures, I work as a professional do-gooder helping people who have had a tough lot in life get connected to opportunities to improve their lives. Doing Help-Portrait has changed my life and is something that I plan to be involved with for a very long time. I have been able to witness couples together for years getting their first picture together, women who have seen themselves prior as nothing more than the ugly duckling finally see themselves as the graceful, beautiful swans that they are, fathers and daughters creating memories that they will look back upon for years to come…I’ve seen the portraits taken during these events inspire, change, create hope and beauty where it didn’t exist before. That’s why I do Help-Portrait.

  21. Cindy Strupp 10/11/2010 at 8:40 PM

    Hi I am Cindy Strupp, I am a wedding and portrait photographer in Carlsile PA, my husband Tim and I have 2 children ages 23 and 25. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with friends and family. I, along with two other area photographers were involved with help portrait last year, and are planning on working with the same organization this year. I have also spread the word to other photographers in the area so they can get involved in their own projects for help portrait. I love being a photographer because of all the opportunities it gives me to get to know so many people and share some special moments in their lives. I love help portrait because this is what being a photographer is about, capturing the beauty in each person.

  22. Alan Smith 10/11/2010 at 3:58 PM

    Who I am: Alan Smith

    Where I live: Victoria, BC, Canada …eh.

    What I do: Photographer / Entrepreneur / general lunatic

    What I like: painting yellow daisies on bright red rubber balls … oh and sailing, guitar, an people.

    Where I network: Anywhere I can but for business BNI is a good one.

    What I’m most like in the morning: A Zombie .. .well at least until I have some coffee then I annoy people with my energy.

    Favorite thing about H-P: is using my talent to help other people and make them feel loved and cared for.

  23. Mallory Elise Ramos 10/11/2010 at 4:38 PM

    I am Mallory and I am a 24 year old American born in Seattle, WA, but now live in a small town outside of São Paulo, Brazil with my Brazilian husband. I am a writer and photographer specializing in food photography, so portraits should be fun eh. I like running, catering parties and traveling. I live in a poor district with a very large extended family. I can’t wait to use help portrait to give something special to my neighbors and family. This will be my first year and i will run it solo. Just me, the Nikon and the barefoot kids across the street. My biggest challenges are my intermediate Portuguese language skills and the extremely high prices of ink and photo paper in this country.

  24. Sharon Vanhoose 11/11/2010 at 12:09 AM

    Sharon Vanhoose, Anderson, SC – I am a freelance photographer that started out taking photos for my kids’s high school band in 2005. I fell madly in love with photography and have since read everything I can get my hands on and tried out as many techniques as I can. My dream opportunity would be to have the resources available so that I could go into local high schools and find the “Invisible” kids that don’t have their senior photos made either because they can’t afford them or because they don’t feel like they are pretty enough. Then I would like to help them find the right clothes and have their hair and makeup (or for guys just hair) and then give them a real senior photo session that would let them see that they are beautiful. To show them that their lives are worth just as much as the class president, homecoming queen, or star athlete. I think that there are so many kids in schools that are over looked or walk around with their heads down and they deserve to feel great about themselves. I have done a few of these and it was as great as I thought it would be but my finances keep me from living out this dream so for now I will just do what I can. I have also gone to our local shelter for abused women and taken photos of them and their families so that they can see that they too are beautiful and deserve to be treated with respect. I also love photographing animals and nature, but honestly any time I have a camera in my hand is a good time. Photography has changed my view of the world. It makes me so happy.

  25. Daniel P Falvo 11/11/2010 at 12:16 AM

    Who – Dan Falvo aka Big Dan and I live in Central New Jersey along the coast. I am the East Coast Dir of Operations for a furniture co and a Photographer. I love people and nature and the feeling I get when I hold a loved one. I network where I can from Boston to the Carolinas and beyond, Facebook as well. Ready for a new day of opportunities once I have my coffee. The simplicity of HP’s tenants caught me and the way helping others makes me feel and those smiles miles and miles of smiles what’s not to love about it.

  26. Rhinda Larsen 11/11/2010 at 12:17 AM

    Who I am: Hi Im Rhinda Larsen – im a freelance photographer amoungst other talents and currently hold down 2 other jobs (not photographically related). Time is short but i always try to dedicate myself to at least 2 pictures a day. i hale from Brisbane Australia where it is a balmy 29 Degrees centegrade and with summer just upon us i look forward to the humidty that Brisbane brings. I first learned about HP through Kelby Training and was amazed at the simplicity of the concept. My photography style is quiet natural and i enjoy shooting floral art – and have worked recently with Interflora on some of thier shows. I simply love shooting ordinary people doing extraordinary things- which is why i am so looking forward to HP.
    I am a member of the Brisbane Camera Group – a great bunch of photo-heads that never fail to teach me new things, i volunteer for Brisbane Seniors online – teaching over 50’s how to use computers. I often shoot with a small bunch of friends and love sharing my work and skills with others.
    What am i like in the morning- I’m good in the morning but much more fun to be around after midday xx

  27. Clint Brewer 11/11/2010 at 12:21 AM

    Who i am: I am a photographer out of Dallas TX who is finally finding ways to se photography to raise awareness for local and international organizations who are doing amazing work to spread the gospel, feed the hungry, and love the unloved. I believe that people want to help and get involved where possible and photography is one of the most powerful tools to help spread awareness of issues, causes, and the work of great organizations!

    I love any opportunity that allows me to shoot and tell stories through my images. I am so excited about Help-Portrait this year and the opportunity to serve and love people in our own back yard through photography.

    Just a few days after the event here in dallas on the 4th, i will be heading to India for a 3 week shoot with NeighborHope International (www.neighborhope.com) do document the spread of the gospel throughout India. They have been training and holding neighborhood christmas parties over the past eight years throughout India and this year they plan to hold an astonishing 50,000 evangelistic Christmas Parties across India in the month of December! They have asked me to come help tell that story and i can’t wait to tag along with the Directors Norm Wretlind and Pastor Abraham! December is going to be an amazing month with Help-Portrait and Dallas!

    http://www.clintbrewer.com
    http://www.art4awareness.com
    @clintonbrewer

  28. Amy Tolbert 11/11/2010 at 12:36 AM

    Who I am: I’m an East Coast girl( HI, I’m Amy Tolbert) from a small town in New England that moved to the big city of San Francisco 19 years ago. I never looked back.

    Where I live: I live in San Francisco, CA and work in Walnut Creek, CA

    What I do: I work at a corporate communications company in Walnut Creek, CA by day as an Event Producer.. On weekends and whenever else, I shoot kids and family portraits. I also shoot some of the corporate events that we do when I’m not producing. Lately, I have really gotten into creating on my iphone 4 and using that camera for walking the streets and shooting whatever strikes my fancy. I have found a whole new inspiration with the iphone and mobile photography.

    What I like: I love living in San Francisco. (Go Giants!) It’s like living on the island of misfit toys, in a way. People are so diverse and different. It makes life interesting.
    I love animals (especially black cats) my photography name is “Black Cat Photos” I love all animals though. Hanging out with friends in the city and spending time in wine country are probably my favorite things to do when I have time off. Nothing like a day in wine country to get rejuvenated!

    Where I network: Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr are the main places I network with friends, colleagues, photographers, music lovers and artists.

    What I’m most like in the morning: ugh. Not really a morning person and am pretty quiet. I wake up slowly. I need to take my walk to Tully’s and get a short, double shot, soy latte, walk back through my park and get home, get online and check emails and then I’m ready to start rolling by 10am. (there are exceptions when my work takes me out of my routine to travel to events. Then, I have to be ready to roll at 6am with a smile on my face) I’m usually just running on adrenaline on those days though. ;-)

    Favorite thing about H-P: Gosh, I got really emotional when I saw this event online in 2009. I wish I had seen and heard about it sooner. I added HP on Facebook and Twitter right away and vowed that I would definitely participate in 2010. I work on producing events for large corporations that have so much. I just want to be a part of something bigger than that and to give back. When I take portraits for people I get so much satisfaction from the feedback. It may sound cliché but if I can make somebody feel good about who they are and how unique they are by taking their photo, than I am a rich woman and it is better than any paycheck. I love the 2009 video about HP that I just added to my page. I keep watching it over and over. I’m so inspired. Thank You HP Team for spearheading this movement!

  29. Nikki 11/11/2010 at 12:41 AM

    Who I am: Nikki Frantz
    Where I live: Rancho Cucamonga, California
    What I do: I’m a photographer, partner in http://www.fadedandblurred.com, substitute teacher, and mom
    What I like: walking around with my camera, just about everything British, reading, watching old movies, chocolate, baking, and baking with chocolate
    Where I network: Facebook, Twitter, Faded & Blurred, and my blog
    What I’m most like in the morning: I am definitely a morning person, up early and ready to go
    Favorite thing about H-P: We did an event in February at a transitional shelter for people living with HIV/AIDS and the best part of the day was watching a young man stand off at the sidelines the whole time we were there declining to get his portrait done until the very end. He did it for his mom. Made me cry. That’s the best part – when you see that photographs matter in a real way.

  30. Selya 11/11/2010 at 12:53 AM

    My name is Selya Rollins, married mother of two, from Philly PA. Middle school computer teacher and photographer, who loves coffee, strawberries and meeting people with the laughter of life. I love teaching children to value the simple things, that’s what I like best about Help Portrait; Giving is just a click away!

  31. Michelle Maticic 11/11/2010 at 1:19 AM

    I am….Michelle Maticic from Pittsburgh, PA! I am presently a full-time paralegal, part-time photography student, and part-time photographer. My passion is definitely photography and one day I’m hoping to make it a full-time career. Until then, I keep taking any shoots I can get and working on learning new skills. I’ve been using social networking sites (most recently Twitter which I still can’t seem to figure out!) and general word-of-mouth/referrals. I’m generally very sleepy in the morning until I shower and have coffee…then I’m good to go. I’m new to the movement this year but I’m very excited about being part of something so touching. I think with the economy being what it is and so many people in financial straits, this is a great way to let them know that they haven’t been forgotten about and that people still care! I’m hoping to get my daughter and nephew involved, both aspiring photographers, as well. I think it’s just an awesome way to give back to people!

  32. Casie 11/11/2010 at 3:54 AM

    Hello! My name is Casie & I live in Orlando, FL — although born & raised in New Jersey and a lover of this awesome country Coast to Coast! I’m always ready for new adventures & new faces and places. I am a passionate, enthusiastic, creative mind who dances when there’s no music and can be found laughing at things that most people may not even notice. The little things get me — every.single.time. I am a professional photographer who specializes in Weddings, Portraits, & capturing all of life’s greatest moments. I am not a morning person, but I am up EVERY morning at 5am so that I can head to my day job (yuuuup! I still have one of THOSE & it’s in a cubicle — the furthest thing from any of my passions!) — I get by though with a good cup of coffee and my iPod. I love the idea of H-P because it seems to bring everyone together and provides a great service to our community. I was recently looking for something GOOD to do & this just feels all kinds of “right”. I love when things feel right! You can find me on twitter (@RebelBellePhoto) and Facebook (RebelBellePhotography) and my blog (www.RebelBellePhotoblog.com) too!

  33. Aislinn Victoria 11/11/2010 at 12:22 AM

    Hey H-P! I’m a young, passionate photographer/graphic designer from Hawaii, just moved to Seattle from NYC. When I’m not taking pictures I”m designing websites and logos and pretty things as a freelance graphic designer. But capturing the spirit of people through photography is my real passion. I like gelato. And other things too, but gelato really tops any list of “likes”. Well, besides making people smile. I don’t just like that – I’m obsessed. That’s why I’m so ready to do any and all H-P things because to make just one person smile is worth its weight in gold. I’m an avid tweeter, blogger, and city-roamer. In the mornings you’ll find me anxiously standing over my french press staring very intently at it, waiting for the coffee to be ready so I can get my day going! So in a word – I’m crazy in the mornings. As soon as I heard about the H-P project and read what it was about, I was in love. What an absolutely selfless and beautiful way to give back. To allow artists the opportunity to reach out to a community of people who just need to feel a helping hand is beyond charitable, it is life-changing for both giver and receiver. This will be first year being a H-P’er and I can’t wait to get started!

  34. Sam Lee 11/11/2010 at 6:21 AM

    Sam Lee from Seattle WA. I was born and spent first half of my life in Hong Kong, China,. I am in the middle of reinventing myself so it is a bit hard to say what I do though I am interested in non-profits / not-just-for-profit sectors and possibly integrating photography as a related side hobby. Speaking of which, I have recently gone on a city photojournalism trip to Guatemala, and you can find more at http://stories.salaamgarage.com/sam

    I’m organizing an HP event here this year, along with a bunch of other enthusiastic photogs!

    Outside of photography, I am a fan of Seattle Sounders FC soccer team and play a bit of recreational soccer. You can find me on twitter @orionlee or check my flickr photostream @orionlee too.

  35. Steve Lemak 11/11/2010 at 3:16 PM

    Steve Lemak. Mickleton, NJ (Across the bridge from Philadelphia). I am VP of IT for excelleRx, Inc. where I manager the day-to-day operations of all things technology associatedwith medication therapy management for hospice patients. Photography is a great hobby of mine along with being the #1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers fan. :) H-P is an awesome event for me to give a little bit back to the local community. Last year I organized H-P for a family shelter and home base community out reach program in Camden, NJ and took photos of 8 very happy and thankful families. This year I am returning to Camden and hope to bring more smiles to more families.

  36. David Imm 12/11/2010 at 2:02 PM

    My name is David Imm and I live in Cincinnati, OH. In my 9-5, I am an Exchange and Blackberry Administrator for GE. Although I have a full time career, I still consider myself a full time photographer.
    I am very excited to be involved with H-P for my first year. It was a little crazy at first being the only one in the group, but the more and more I do, the easier it gets. I am really getting out of my box for this… my wife is proud of me. :)
    I use twitter and fb to network but word of mouth is my best method.
    I love mornings, some of the best images can be made when the sun is coming up.
    My fav thing about H-P is that the entire thing is selfless… there is nobody trying to make a name for themselves, it is just about serving. I love it!

    Good luck to everyone! Serve!

  37. Heather 13/11/2010 at 5:01 AM

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  38. Heather 13/11/2010 at 5:06 AM

    My name is Heather Knight and I live in Portland, OR. The job that pays my bills involves working in a local Emergency Department, saving lives and stamping out disease. I recently returned from spending five months traveling around the world, including a pilgrimage walk along the Camino de Santiago in Spain and teaching English in Bangalore, India. My hobbies include concert photography, travel, and food. I find that social networking sites like Twitter, Facebook and Tumblr are great for meeting people and accomplishing things. This is my second year heading up one of the many Help Portrait groups in Portland. I am very excited and looking forward to serving even more people in my community. Since I work nights, I am usually sound asleep in the morning! My favorite thing about H-P is that it’s not about me, it’s about the people we are serving in our community. So often, our media focuses on the “bad” and this is one of those “good” stories that I wish more people knew about. It’s a story of hope, selflessness, and giving back to our communities. I am proud to be a part of Help Portrait 2010.

  39. Kenna Klosterman 13/11/2010 at 6:24 AM

    Who I am: Kenna Klosterman – friend, daughter, sister, auntie, photographer, artist, traveler, natural born peacemaker. | Where I live: Seattle, WA, USA | What I do: Photograph people & life, life & people. Maternity, newborn & children’s portraits. Personal work includes social documentary & cultural travel photography around the globe. Volunteer chat hostess & student of creativeLIVE. Youth in Focus mentor. Eat and sleep in between. | What I like: Mustard on french fries. People who say hello to strangers. | Where I network: @kennakphoto , FB: Kenna Klosterman Photography, blog: http://www.kennklo.blogspot.com, LinkedIn, http://www.kennaphoto.com | What I’m most like in the morning: asleep. snooze. awake. stretch. yoga. breathe. coffee. network. | Favorite things about H-P: Change -> one smile at a time. Impact -> one image at a time. Connect -> one handshake or hug at a time.

  40. Rachael Hulme 13/11/2010 at 7:48 AM

    My name is Rachael Hulme. During the school year I live and study in Baltimore, Maryland at the Maryland Institute College of Art, but my primary residence is in South Florida. I am currently working toward my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and my Master of Arts in Teaching. I love to learn, teach, grow, be inspired, and use photography as a vehicle for positive change. This is my second year organizing a Help-Portrait event in Fort Pierce, Florida with the help of a wonderful teacher and friend, a local professional studio photographer, as well as a team of truly amazing volunteers. I network on Twitter and Facebook – let’s be friends! :) My favorite part of Help-Portrait is knowing that this project is so much larger than myself, so much larger than all of us – we are all just fractions of a larger whole that functions to create a beautiful, profound, and life-changing experience for people through the gift of photography. Let’s do this, everybody! 2010 is going to be another FANTASTIC year!! :)

  41. cara 15/11/2010 at 4:13 PM

    Love getting to know all of you! Thanks for sharing!!!

  42. todd white 02/12/2010 at 3:31 AM

    Who I am: My name is Todd White. I work for a tech company which pays for my passion – photography.

    Where I live: I live in Georgetown, TX – this is just outside of Austin

    What I do: I work for Cisco Systems on the Acquisitions team. I also serve as the lead for the short term missions ministry at our church. love to travel and tell stories of people around the world.

    What I like: Photography, music, smoking pipes, good wine

    Where I network: church, online, local photog shows

    What I’m most like in the morning: energetic, happy and ready for a lot of coffee. get more done early than at night

    Favorite thing about H-P: love seeing the people’s expression when seeing their picture. I also love hearing their stories.