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Lorena’s New Beginning [Casper, WY]

Cathy Becker has been helping bring Help-Portrait to life in Casper, Wyoming for four years. This year, one woman in particular caught her attention.

Lorena had been attending Help-Portrait for three years. The first year, she was a resident of the Central Wyoming Rescue Mission recovering from a 29-year addiction to meth. But now, she’s living a […]

By |January 24th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

Help-Portrait Bradenton Perseveres, Offers Hope

“Every year it looks like there might not be a Help-Portrait event in Bradenton.”
Randall Tosch is passionate about Help-Portrait Bradenton (Florida) because he’s seen so many lives touched from it. But circumstances seemed to mount against the team: several had lost their jobs right before the event and a triple murder involving a pastor’s family […]

By |January 13th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|1 Comment

What are some ways we can help others feel beautiful?

SoulPancake partnered with Darling Magazine to host a series of conversations about issues women face on a daily basis. Their first one, published one year ago, but still relevant today, deals with beauty and body image and also asks, “When do you feel the most beautiful?”

One woman talked about how difficult it is to maintain […]

By |January 8th, 2015|Inspiration|0 Comments

Fresh Starts in the New Year

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” ―Edith Lovejoy Pierce
There’s something so magical about the start of a new year. Creativity is running high, emotions are positive, and possibilities seem endless. […]

By |January 5th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|1 Comment

2015 Plans for Help-Portrait Blog

Hi Friends!

We’re looking forward to a great year remembering past Help-Portrait events and looking forward to greater and wider reach in the future.

If you’d like to be part of the stories shared here on the blog, please see our plan for posts and submit your story in the form below.

Please be prepared to:

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By |January 2nd, 2015|Submit a Story|1 Comment

High School Photography Students Hold Help-Portrait Event

Teens in Tess McEnroe’s photography class and additional volunteers at Dunn School in Los Olivos, California, pitched in Dec. 6, 2014 for Help-Portrait’s worldwide event, taking photos for those who wouldn’t otherwise have the opportunity to take quality photographs of themselves or their families.

The group took photos of 36 individuals, including two large groups, a […]

By |December 16th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Help-Portrait Starts Now

Hi HP Community,

Help-Portrait officially starts right now in Australia. Over the next 36 hours, there will be thousands of photographers, hairstylist and makeup artists assisting in providing portraits, love and hope all around the world. We’re grateful that we get to partner with you on this sixth annual Help-Portrait day.

A few things to remember as […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Updates|109 Comments

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 my […]

By |October 9th, 2014|Inspiration, Story of the Day|10 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 you […]

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 earlier […]

By |March 26th, 2014|Story of the Day|69 Comments