About 2017-08-03T14:03:53+00:00

Original Launch Team: Jeremy Cowart (left), Annie Downs, Kyle Chowning, circa 2008

Our History

Help-Portrait was founded by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart and Kyle Chowning in 2008. Our mission is to empower photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists to use their skills, tools and expertise to give back to their local community.

Annual Events

Each December, photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists all around the world will find people in need, take their picture, print their picture and then deliver it—free of charge.

What We’re About

Help-Portrait is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits aren’t for a portfolio, website, or sale. It’s about giving people who otherwise couldn’t afford photography, a chance to capture a moment, a memory…and a whole lot more.

Help-Portrait Explained



Help-Portrait is a United States based 501(c)(3) Not-For-Profit corporation, tax ID 27-1476015. Your donation is tax-deductible in the US only and can be made here. In-kind donations of products or materials are also tax-deductible within the US only.