Story of the Day

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

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

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|70 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 in […]

By |February 26th, 2014|Story of the Day|16 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 that […]

By |January 8th, 2014|Story of the Day|8 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 horrific […]

By |January 7th, 2014|Story of the Day|5 Comments