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“This means so much to so many” – San Francisco, CA

For the Help-Portrait San Francisco event at The Bayview Opera House, young photography mentees got their shot behind the camera. "It's such an awesome thing for the youth in our program to be the photographers for this special day," writes local Help-Portrait Event Director Erik Auerbach. "It's been so rewarding for the last 7 years [...]

By | 2016-12-13T08:23:25+00:00 December 12th, 2016|Story of the Day|0 Comments

“They’re hopeful that their future will be even better” – Buffalo, NY

"We were excited to join Help-Portrait for the first time this year and cannot wait until 2017!" - Jeremy Cooper, Event Director for Help-Portrait Buffalo, NY Hear all about Help-Portrait Buffalo — and meet a little girl you won't soon forget! — in the video below: Help-Portrait Buffalo 2016 from Jeremy Cooper on Vimeo.

By | 2016-12-09T09:36:35+00:00 December 10th, 2016|Story of the Day|0 Comments

“I never looked back” – Plymouth, MA

After meeting Help-Portrait founder Jeremy Cowart in 2010, photographer Kris Hughes-Craig began to chase her dreams. "I opened my own studio this past June, started planning my first Help Portrait Event in July and never looked back." Now, as the Event Director for Help-Portrait Plymouth, she shares some of her memories of the event at her [...]

By | 2016-12-12T07:01:14+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Story of the Day|0 Comments

“She blossomed like a rose” – Dordrecht, The Netherlands

The fifth time's the charm in Dordrecht, The Netherlands. Event Director Aart van Joolingen shared about the lasting impact one portrait can make: "This time we were guests at the centre Crabbehoeve, a part of Dordrecht with a lot of problems. "This family has a very little money, so this is their first family picture. "Pauline's first [...]

By | 2016-12-09T07:31:31+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Story of the Day|0 Comments

“He never thought he would be photographed again” –Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal

Acácio Amaral of Ribeira Grande, Azores, Portugal, shared these photos and stories from their Help-Portrait event last year. They said it was a pleasure joining Help-Portrait, and they’re looking forward to this year’s event.   "We had the presence of an old man who had just taken a picture about 60 years ago, when he was photographed for military service. He never thought he would be photographed again."      [...]

By | 2016-12-05T11:49:44+00:00 December 5th, 2016|Story of the Day|0 Comments

Family Photos after the Flood: Help-Portrait Austin

One family lost their home from flooding. “Having new pictures of my family is a great start” — see more highlights and inspiration from this new 2015 Help-Portrait Austin recap. Help-Portrait Austin 2015 from Help-Portrait Austin on Vimeo.

By | 2016-12-03T07:35:57+00:00 October 31st, 2016|Story of the Day|0 Comments

Dads: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada

This month, we're talking about dads. Jessie Zoerb, a photographer from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, shares a story and photo of a great dad from their December 2014 event. This father brought his 3 children for portraits. He was so loving with his children & felt the event was important enough to participate in even though the [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:35:58+00:00 June 1st, 2015|Story of the Day|0 Comments

Help-Portrait Celebrates ‘Mom’

This May we're focusing on "Moms" on the Help-Portrait blog, and our hearts were warmed by this event report from Manhattan, Kansas. Josh Hicks reports there was a 6-year-old girl, who was having her photo taken after she went through hair and makeup. She looked up at her mother and said, "Mom, I've never felt this [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:35:58+00:00 May 28th, 2015|Inspiration, Submit a Story|0 Comments

Painting for Peace

Art has power to move, touch and heal people. Check out this video explaining an art/book project benefitting art, youth and small business recovery in Ferguson and surrounding areas. Painting for Peace in Ferguson tells the story of the hundreds of artist and volunteers who worked to transform boarded up windows into works of art with messages [...]

By | 2015-04-21T12:03:21+00:00 April 21st, 2015|Inspiration|0 Comments

Global Spotlight: Algarve, Portugal

From Jovelino MatosAlmeida, Help-Portrait Algarve, Portugal: A 6-year-old little boy wanted very much to have a guitar, and he was told to write a letter to Santa Claus. So he said, 'I only know how to write a, e, i , o and u, so I will not have a Christmas present.' Surprise: somebody heard it, and [...]

By | 2016-12-03T07:35:58+00:00 March 10th, 2015|Story of the Day|2 Comments