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

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:

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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