A Shift for the Help-Portrait Blog

We began the Help-Portrait blog with the goal to provide updates, tips & tricks about planning your event and to share the stories that come from them.

But now we’re thinking it’s high time to just open up this platform to you, the Help-Portrait community. Below is information about becoming a contributor to this blog. Thank […]

By |February 13th, 2013|Contributors, Submit a Story|8 Comments

Story of the Day: West Palm Beach, FL

Rachel Chalhoub, West Palm Beach, FL, USA:

This has been my second time working on Help-Portrait. My former
co-worker, Jamilah Newcomer, introduced me to the program when she was
still a teacher with me. I got the opportunity to work as a photo editor
my first time around. It was such a rewarding experience that I wanted to
be […]

By |February 12th, 2013|Story of the Day|16 Comments

Story of the Day: The Chosen 300 Location in Philadelphia

Jason and Sandy Edelstein, Chosen 300 Location, Philadelphia, USA:

The 300 Location was one of 7 Help-Portrait locations in Philadelphia.  Around 20 volunteers helped provide photographs for 128 people.  What was so special about this event was that we really brought the next generation of charitable photographers along.

My son Jason has grown up with a camera […]

By |February 11th, 2013|Story of the Day|10 Comments

H-P Featured on PhotoShelter’s Blog

Help-Portrait was featured on PhotoShelter’s  blog, “5 Ways Photographers Can Give Back”!  Check it out:

By |February 10th, 2013|In the News, News|13 Comments

HP Story of the Day- Santa Paula, California

Paul Wheatley, Santa Paula, CA, USA:

In December I joined my friends, Dana, Steve, Valea & Hunter in doing our first Help-Portrait event at a retirement home in Santa Paula, CA. If you’re not familiar with Help-Portrait, please check out their website HERE. We gathered photographers, make-up/hair stylists, printers and helpers to capture, style and hand-deliver beautiful […]

By |February 9th, 2013|Story of the Day|4 Comments

Story of the Day: Tijuana Baja California, Mexico

David Castillo, Tijuana Baja California, México

We photographed a group of 22 seniors, ranging in ages from 65 to 88 years old, some feel weak, others tired and others felt forgotten and alone. They cast aside all that and made a long trip to our rendezvous site, so enthusiastic and happy about their photograph. Being […]

By |February 8th, 2013|Story of the Day|7 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Chicago, Illinois

Mark Walczak, Chicago, Illinois, USA:

For the second consecutive year, I had the pleasure of coordinating a Help-Portrait event at The Moody Church in Chicago.  This year brought greater involvement from Jim Porett and Bryan Dockett – two local photographers who worked at other sites in the past, but were able to focus their attention on […]

By |February 7th, 2013|Story of the Day|8 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Winnipeg, Canada

Jon Adaskin, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada:

An Open Letter to the Guests of Siloam Mission

On Saturday, December 8, 2012, I along with several colleagues took part in the annual Help-Portrait event here in Winnipeg.

We were at different venues around the city for the day, giving portraits for free! I was at Siloam Mission.

This is an open letter […]

By |February 6th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Los Angeles, CA

Allegra Miller, Los Angeles, CA, USA:

Our event took place at a Head Start. We photographed the low-income families there, also providing free food, hair and makeup and childcare. Because our program is government funded, a father said to me, “I’m so grateful to the government for doing this for us…” I explained to him that […]

By |February 5th, 2013|Story of the Day|10 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Cleveland, OH

Shelley Shockley, Cleveland, OH, USA:

This event achieved the goal that I believe you guys sought when you started this project four years ago – to make those less fortunate in our communities feel good about themselves. When I decided to try and put this event together I didn’t know if it would come to fruition, […]

By |February 3rd, 2013|Story of the Day|14 Comments