We have been receiving a handful of emails from people around the world looking to have their photo taken at a Help-Portrait event.

This is awesome. This is awesome because that means that our photographers are getting the word out and people who could benefit from this day are hearing.

Here’s the thing. We at Help Portrait are working really hard to make sure all of our photographers are equipped for the day. That is our goal- to make sure that every photographer who wants to be involved has found a place and feels ready to participate.

We exist to inspire and motivate those within the industry and those who want to give.

We are not about giving away free photography. And via email, it is tough to know whether the sender of the email is legitimate or just looking for free photography. Also being that we are an international organization, it is just simply impossible to know details of every event.

So. We are not making it a practice to connect photographers with subjects.

But we want to make sure that every family/person in need that wants a portrait taken is given that chance. So listed below are the best ways for someone looking to receive a portrait to find the event in their area.

If you are someone looking to have your portrait taken:

1. Check our facebook page. There you will see many people posting about the event in their city. Feel free to post there if you are trying to find an event. It could be as simple as:

Could someone give me information on any Help-Portrait events occurring in Chicago, IL?

2. Search “Help Portrait” on facebook. Many cities have created their own page and you will be able to find a location there.

3. Look for your city on the Community Site.

4. Use google to search for “Help Portrait” + your city name.


We hope this helps.

We are so grateful to the thousands of photographers who have planned events and put so much time and energy into making Help Portrait a reality in 2010. We consider it an honor to be able to support you in what you are doing.

Posted on Dec 03, 2010  |  Category: H-P Tips  |  7 Comments
  • Leroy Skalstad Leroy Skalstad

    As I was signing in people to be photographed a Woman asked me "Why are you people so nice?" I noticed something in her eye contact as she asked the question. Life throws curves at all of us but some seem to have to endure so much. I tried to ease her suspicion by saying that we really enjoy doing this project. To see the joy in her eyes as she received her print is something I will always remember.
    Leroy Skalstad | 13/12/2010 10:36 PM

  • kim kim

    Hello I wanted to see if help portrait would take pictures of some families at Homesafe in Gallat
    kim | 25/11/2011 8:07 PM

  • John McKay John McKay

    Pond House Photography in Mehoopany, PA would like to join theHelp Portrait project. Please contact John McKay bjon79@live.com
    John McKay | 27/02/2012 2:04 PM

  • felders felders

    We would love for our family to participate i this family portrait
    felders | 12/11/2012 3:02 PM

  • felders felders

    This is such a great opertunity for us and all families should participate in this blessing we our receiving
    felders | 12/11/2012 3:06 PM

  • Constance Constance

    I just read about you in the Lansing State Journal about an even on Dec. 8th. I'm so excited!!! I have a one and two year old and we have never been able to get a family photo together and so happy to be able to attend the event.
    Constance | 27/11/2012 8:10 PM

  • katherine katherine

    katherine | 07/12/2012 7:34 AM