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Help-Portrait 2013 Staten Island, NY Documentary

Last year in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy that ravaged the Northeast U.S., the Help-Portrait community rallied to help victims.

With donations that came in, 78 photographers and 172 volunteers were able to provide free portraits for 278 different families who were affected across four events in New Jersey and New York. Each family received […]

By |October 28th, 2013|Inspiration|7 Comments

New Merch Available in the Store!

A few things you should know:
1. We are offering a new Limited Edition T for 2013!  Once it’s gone… it’s gone.  Order soon!

2. We now have V-neck and Ladies’ Cuts available! Whoohoo!

3. Make sure to place your order before Nov. 29th if you’re in the US or Canada and before Nov. 15th if you’re international to guarantee delivery […]

By |October 25th, 2013|Updates|9 Comments

#HelpPortrait on Social Media

Want to know what’s happening in Help-Portrait events around the world as they happen? Follow our tagboard #helpportrait to see, and don’t forget to use #helpportrait when you post your pictures as well!

By |October 23rd, 2013|Updates|12 Comments

Help-Portrait Inspires Personal Project

Bert McLendon is a photographer in Austin, Texas, who volunteered at Help Portrait event in Raleigh, N.C. in 2010. He was so inspired by the idea that he pursued a personal project in a similar vein. He shared this note with us, and we asked him if we could share his story here.

“A few […]

By |October 22nd, 2013|Inspiration|6 Comments

Help-Portrait Franklin: Tips on Planning Your First Event

Help-Portrait Franklin is a group just south of Nashville, Tenn. They have four planning committee members and 40-50 volunteers for setup and the day. Last year’s and this year’s HP event is held at New Hope Academy, a private Christian school in Franklin which reserves 50 percent of its seats for low-income children with a commitment to launch […]

By |October 21st, 2013|H-P Organizers, H-P Tips, Inspiration|10 Comments

Heart Strings Video Celebrates 5 Years of Help-Portrait

Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers and volunteers who give back. Our 2013 video documents some of the amazing stories happening around the world in the past five years we’ve been doing this event.

Help-Portrait is more than a day of giving photos – it’s a day for celebrating hope.

Share this video with others, […]

By |October 1st, 2013|Updates|4 Comments

H-P Event to Help OK Tornado Victims

We have all heard about the devastating impact the spring tornados had on Oklahoma families. Besides losing material possessions, the families also lost memories. Many of us have helped with recovery efforts, and now we have an opportunity to do what we do so well—take family portraits.

Some folks in OK are putting together a HP event on August […]

By |July 23rd, 2013|Updates|34 Comments

70% Off Apparel – Get It While It’s Hot

We’re running a huge clearance sale on the H-P store right now and prices just got even lower! All of our apparel is 70% off + merch is 25% off! Inventory is getting low so check out what’s left and pick up some awesome gear to support H-P today. By purchasing from the store, you are not […]

By |May 6th, 2013|Updates|2 Comments

H-P Scotland: ‘The prints are almost secondary’

From Brian Muir, Scotland:

We set up a team in Ayr, Scotland, two years ago and have some incredible volunteers on photography, process and printing, hair, makeup as well as folks who come along to help with catering, to chat and befriend; we even have teenagers and children volunteers who come along to play with the […]

By |April 30th, 2013|Story of the Day|9 Comments

Blow Out Sale! 60% off Apparel & 25% off Merch

We’re running a blow-out sale on our store right now. All of our best H-P merch is up to 60% off while supplies last. By purchasing from the store, you are not only supporting the future of Help-Portrait, but you are becoming an advocate for the movement. When you wear your gear, you help us spread the word […]

By |April 29th, 2013|Updates|2 Comments