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My Morning with Al

HELLO fellow photographers and creatives,

My name is KELLI TRONTEL and I was fortunate and honored to be part of the Help-Portrait trial run in Nashville, TN back in 2009.

There’s no mistaking that being exposed to the heart of Help-Portrait will rock your world….but recently, I’ve realized more and more how much Help-Portrait deeply impacted […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Inspiration, Story of the Day|3 Comments

Welcome to the new Help-Portrait.com!

We hope you like our updated site and find it much easier to find what you’re looking for.

With this update came a lot of changes to the site. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s changed:

Updated Stats! We finally updated our global statistics. Check it out about 3/4 down on the front page.
Start Here – Everything […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Updates|3 Comments

Mike Cowart’s Gift

Mike Cowart knew the power of photography.
 

In what he describes as the darkest season of his life in 2004 following an accident, job loss and enduring a divorce, Mike was given a gift. The gift of photography.

Photography gave Mike hope.

Just two days before Mike passed away tragically from a heart attack at age 43 […]

By |March 26th, 2014|Story of the Day|27 Comments

The Vanajeros Take Help-Portrait from Montana to Ecuador (And Everywhere In Between)

The Vanajeros are a group of four professional photographers and filmmakers based in Bozeman, Montana who have decided to take a bit of a wild ride. They have come together to use their talents literally across the country, as they take free portraits for people from Montana all the way to Ecuador. Three months […]

By |February 26th, 2014|Story of the Day|12 Comments

“At his best” – Pompano Beach, FL

The Coral Springs Camera Club of Florida, for the last three years, has provided free photos to the residents of Broward Outreach Center in Pompano Beach, Florida as our Christmas gift to the residents. It is a homeless shelter and training center for about 150 people, made up of abused women, families and adult males […]

By |January 8th, 2014|Story of the Day|4 Comments

“Beaming Smiles and Difficult Stories” – Lac-Mégantic, Quebec

“Lac-Mégantic, a small town in the Eastern Townships of Quebec, was changed forever on July 6th, 2013 when an unmanned 74-car freight train derailed in the heart of the town killing 47 people and decimating over 30 buildings.

We set up a special Help-Portrait event to give photographs to anyone who was touched by this […]

By |January 7th, 2014|Story of the Day|0 Comments

“Memories that will give for generations” – Newmarket, Ontario

“I asked my teenage son to have a photo taken with me. He VERY reluctantly agreed. On the day of the photo shoot he wouldn’t get out of bed. Then he was doing everything possible to stall leaving the house. We almost didn’t make it to the shoot. He told me that quite honestly […]

By |January 7th, 2014|Story of the Day|1 Comment

‘I will never forget’ – Burkina Faso, West Africa

“This December I had the chance to be in Burkina Faso, Africa on December 7th. Along with filmmaker Tyler Faires, we setup a Help-Portrait event in the poorest area of Burkina, Sector 30. Throughout the day we captured over 175 portraits for these beautiful people.

One of our highlights was having the privilege of shooting […]

By |December 23rd, 2013|Story of the Day|2 Comments

‘All she had ever wanted’ – Madison, WI

I’ve been the Lead Coordinator of the group for the last 3 years. The first year I was involved as a Lead Photographer and that event was an eye opener for me. My very first Help-Portrait session was for a single mom and her kids. At the end of the shoot, which had gone […]

By |December 18th, 2013|Story of the Day|2 Comments

‘Bearing Each Other’s Burdens’ – Greensboro, NC

The lady with the lighter blonde hair was the first to get her photo taken. We asked her if she’d like us to do her hair and use some makeup. She was ecstatic and didn’t know what to say. She sat there with a smile on her face the whole time and was so […]

By |December 17th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments