Inspiration

Young Cancer Survivor Returns to Help-Portrait Victorious [Shelby, NC]

“A young girl (maybe around 13) was at the first Help-Portrait we did in Shelby two years ago with her family. During this time, she had been diagnosed and in the process of treatment for a brain tumor. She was able to return as a two-year survivor to have her portrait taken with her parents […]

By |January 28th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

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|1 Comment

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

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|Inspiration, Story of the Day|1 Comment

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

Help-Portrait Remembers Nelson Mandela

We’re honored that Ubuntu Help-Portrait in South Africa had the opportunity to help celebrate Nelson Mandela’s life through an initiative called 94toGram, a collection of Help-Portrait messages marking his 94th birthday. “Through this, we gave people who do not often have a chance to shout-out, the opportunity to send online birthday messages to South Africa’s most loved […]

By |December 5th, 2013|Inspiration|13 Comments

Sasha Leahovcenco: Help-Portrait, Nigeria

We mentioned this week on Twitter that a video featuring Sasha Leahovcenco, one of Help-Portrait’s prolific volunteer photographers, and his Help-Portrait trip to Chukotka, Russia (“Help-Portrait. End of the Earth”), was chosen as a Vimeo Staff Pick. In it he shows the a behind the scenes look at his team’s journey beginning at Anadyr (capital […]

By |December 3rd, 2013|H-P Organizers, Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

Help-Portrait Vancouver: the complete opposite of a ‘selfie’

Vancouverisawesome.com highlights Help-Portrait Vancouver.

“Help-Portrait Vancouver is the complete opposite of a ‘selfie.’”

By |November 29th, 2013|In the News, Inspiration, News|7 Comments