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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

HP Story of the Day: Farmington Hills, MI

Tiffany Christina Stewart, Farmington Hills, MI, USA:

This year we ran a very small event, doing a senior portrait photo shoot for three high school gentlemen at a local kids residential center. It was wonderful to watch their transition during the shoot from shy and quiet to confident and having a blast. Once they got warmed […]

By |February 2nd, 2013|Story of the Day|12 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Seminole, FL

Julie Swink, Seminole, FL, USA:

We went to an orphanage with 60 children who are not up for adoption. The HOPE home is there to take in abandoned children. They keep siblings together. I wanted to make sure these kids had pictures of themselves growing up. But the mission got bigger than portraits. I raised enough […]

By |February 1st, 2013|Story of the Day|8 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Ottawa, Ontario

Kevin BHookun & Valerie Miles, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada:

This year, I had the opportunity of leading and organizing Help-Portrait Ottawa. With the help of a few wonderful volunteers and sponsors, we were able to put together an awesome event that certainly made a difference in the lives of the 80+ families on Sunday December 9, 2012.

The […]

By |January 31st, 2013|Story of the Day|3 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Myrtle Beach, SC

Stephanie Necessary, Myrtle Beach, SC, USA:

The family I photographed has been through a lot. It was a mother and two young children. Last year, the woman’s estranged husband shot and killed the woman’s boyfriend in front of the two children. Their family has been rocked to the core, and it has taken a lot […]

By |January 30th, 2013|Story of the Day|6 Comments