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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

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

2015 Plans for Help-Portrait Blog

Hi Friends!

We’re looking forward to a great year remembering past Help-Portrait events and looking forward to greater and wider reach in the future.

If you’d like to be part of the stories shared here on the blog, please see our plan for posts and submit your story in the form below.

Please be prepared to:

Share at 5-7 […]

By |January 2nd, 2015|Submit a Story|1 Comment

High School Photography Students Hold Help-Portrait Event [Los Olivos, CA]

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

Help-Portrait Starts Now

Hi HP Community,

Help-Portrait officially starts right now in Australia. Over the next 36 hours, there will be thousands of photographers, hairstylist and makeup artists assisting in providing portraits, love and hope all around the world. We’re grateful that we get to partner with you on this sixth annual Help-Portrait day.

A few things to remember as […]

By |December 5th, 2014|Updates|215 Comments

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|11 Comments

Welcome to the new Help-Portrait.com!

We hope you like our updated site and find it much easier to find what you’re looking for.

With this update came a lot of changes to the site. Here’s a quick rundown of what’s changed:

Updated Stats! We finally updated our global statistics. Check it out about 3/4 down on the front page.
Start Here – Everything you […]

By |September 22nd, 2014|Updates|5 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|78 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|9 Comments