Inspiration

Painting for Peace

Art has power to move, touch and heal people. Check out this video explaining an art/book project benefitting art, youth and small business recovery in Ferguson and surrounding areas. Painting for Peace in Ferguson tells the story of the hundreds of artist and volunteers who worked to transform boarded up windows into works of art with messages […]

By |April 21st, 2015|Inspiration|0 Comments

Cardboard Cut-Out Hearts and Beaming Smiles [Portugal]

She walked in with a skeptical look on her face, she looked around at all the unknown people, so many strangers there treating her nicely, asking nothing in return. She was quickly taken to the kids entertainment area only to feel even more cared for, where she cut, glued and put together, with the help […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

It Takes so Little to Make a Person Feel Loved [New York City]

Anjola Toro & Katrin Eismann reported this from their Help-Portrait event in December 2014 with the School of Visual Arts – MPS Digital Photography in New York City.
“We had a couple that had recently just gotten married and had a baby girl but had had no wedding or wedding/family portrait. We did our best to […]

By |February 9th, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

Capturing Love on Camera [Gurnee, Illinois]

Hannah Goering from Gurnee, Illinois, shares this video recapping their December 2014 event. This event is perfect to highlight as we kick off our February theme of “love” on the blog. They had two guests couples who had recently married but never had their portraits taken together. Help-Portrait was able to give that to them. […]

By |February 2nd, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|5 Comments

A Portrait and a Fresh Start [Allen, TX]

Like many people I learned of Help-Portrait back in 2009 when Jeremy Cowart guest blogged for Scott Kelby. When I left for my first event at Samaritan Inn, a homeless shelter, I remember telling my wife, this seemed a little silly, and I’d be back soon. As a husband and a father of a young […]

By |February 1st, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

Feeling Alive for the First Time [Indianapolis, IN]

One gentleman came in to, “check it out” and see what was “really going on.” He just couldn’t believe it!! He told me his story of being on dialysis for nearly four years and coming to the point of needing a kidney transplant, which took place after a week on the waiting list about three […]

By |January 31st, 2015|Inspiration, Story of the Day|0 Comments

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 Perseveres, Offers Hope [Bradenton, FL]

“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|2 Comments

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|1 Comment