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 […]

By |February 5th, 2013|Story of the Day|1 Comment

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 […]

By |February 3rd, 2013|Story of the Day|0 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 […]

By |February 2nd, 2013|Story of the Day|1 Comment

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 […]

By |February 1st, 2013|Story of the Day|1 Comment

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, […]

By |January 31st, 2013|Story of the Day|1 Comment

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 […]

By |January 30th, 2013|Story of the Day|2 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Greenville, SC

Jason Ayers, Greenville, South Carolina, USA:

We had a woman who was currently pregnant and living under a bridge with her boyfriend. She went to get her hair and makeup done and told the hair person that she had not had her hair done or even touched in the last […]

By |January 29th, 2013|Story of the Day|6 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Lithia, FL

Rowena Sjovall, Lithia, FL, USA:

This was the first time we participated in this event. We weren’t sure if we were going to pull it off as we started planning late October. Our community as a whole gave to make this event a success – a homebuilder donating use of one of their models for […]

By |January 28th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Slovenia

Biljana Jankovic, Ljubljana, Slovenia:

This little 10-year-old kid asked if he can have his hair done again tomorrow because his girlfriend was coming to visit. When we asked him how old is his girlfriend, he said 10 as well. Then we asked, “How long are you two together?” and he […]

By |January 27th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

HP Story of the Day: Pakistan

Syed Usama Ali, Karachi Sind, Pakistan:

Actually it wasn’t a one-day event for us here in Pakistan. We gave the interested photographers a bracket to return the portraits till the 30th of Dec 2012 at their own convenience.

One of the most interesting stories came when this friend took a portrait of these four helpers in […]

By |January 26th, 2013|Story of the Day|5 Comments