Monthly Archives: January 2012

H-P Story of the Day: Malaysia

Pictured above: this family’s first photo

From the H-P volunteer: “It was the 1st in history for us in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah to have this event done this year, and the response was amazingly GREAT! I expected alot of people coming for it but I didn’t expected to see myself struggling to process the photos for […]

By |January 13th, 2012|Story of the Day|4 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Cincinnati, OH

Pictured: one of their guests

“Feeling blessed to have been a part of showing others that they’re special, valued, and loved.” -Christiane Sears, Cincinnati, Ohio, US

By |January 12th, 2012|Story of the Day|8 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Midland, TX

“We photographed a man named Thomas and daughter Zoe who’s wife/mother committed suicide in August. He was so grateful to have photos with his little girl. Thomas was married in the very room we held the HP event in. He and his wife had always hated their wedding photos and she had vowed to have […]

By |January 11th, 2012|Story of the Day|2 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Cochrane, AB, Canada

“I photographed a couple who had recently lost a baby and are now expecting again. They are finding it really hard to let themselves connect with this new baby. Having their portraits taken was the first thing they’d done to celebrate the new baby, and it was a real turning point for them. I learned […]

By |January 10th, 2012|Story of the Day|8 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Philadelphia

Hillary Shemin is the co-leader of the PHiladelphia SmugMugUsersGroup (Philly SMUG) in charge of one of four Help-Portrait locations in Philadelphia and shares these stories from their location’s December event:

For me the most impact was in the smiles and good wishes given back to all of us with thanks for their portraits. I loved […]

By |January 9th, 2012|Story of the Day|3 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Netherlands

“We did setup our HP 2011 at a carecenter for the children that need special attention. After only 2 hours in our first day of shooting (we went back a second day) we already received feedback on the change of some of the kids. We made them smile again, even for a short while. We […]

By |January 8th, 2012|Story of the Day|3 Comments

2011 Stats

The 2011 stats are in. Without further ado…

56 countries
67,927 portraits given
4,984 photographers
8,793 volunteers

If you haven’t submitted your stats yet, don’t worry, there’s still time. We’ll update this page as new stats roll in. But remember, it must be for the 2011 calendar year. We’ll be posting a 2012 submission form very soon.

Since the launch of […]

By |January 7th, 2012|Updates|17 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Hong Kong

“This is the first time I’ve seen myself so beautiful.”

From the volunteer, Houston NG, Hong Kong:

This was the first HP event in Hong Kong. A total of 5 photographers and 11 volunteers took part in this event. There were 27 families, approximately 80 individuals, and more than 200 individual and family portraits were made.

Miss […]

By |January 7th, 2012|Story of the Day|6 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Lithuania

“Thank God that there are people like you, you can not imagine how much joy filled up my heart. Woman who look at me from photo looks self-confident and happy. I am feeling great now.”

“We understood once again that we can change the world a bit […]

By |January 6th, 2012|Story of the Day|3 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: West Palm Beach, FL

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“A husband & wife couldn’t have kids of their own & ended up with 2 foster kids… which they adopted… and she wrote ‘not being able to have biological children turned out to be the greatest blessing in our lives! Never losses, only blessings’… We all cried after reading what mom wrote… How pampered […]

By |January 5th, 2012|Story of the Day|4 Comments