Help-Portrait 2012 is just around the corner! We are so excited about 08 December 2012. After an amazing turnout last year, we can only imagine how many photographers will get involved and how many portraits will be given.

If you are new to the H-P site, or if you just need a refresher, here is how you get involved:

Head to our COMMUNITY SITE. Sign up there. For the last 14 months or so, this is where photographers and volunteers have gathered and discussed the plans for individual H-P events in cities around the world.

Once you have joined the COMMUNITY SITE, look through the LOCATIONS and see if there is an event scheduled already in your area. If so, join up! (Please make sure you check the date of the communication going on in your group/location- there are some residual 2009 things hanging out in the community space, so make sure there’s a 2010 conversation going on.)

If you’ve found a location in your area and joined, start planning with the other photographers and volunteers in that group!

If you look and there is no location in your area (or the group is from 2009 and no new communication has occurred), then feel free to start your own! Start your group and watch as people join up quickly from around your area.

Another option, if you can’t find a group to connect with on our COMMUNITY SITE, hop over to the HELP-PORTRAIT FACEBOOK PAGE and see if there is anyone from your area posting there.

If you sign up and can’t find anyone in your area to join with you, check out this blog post: WHAT IF I’M THE ONLY ONE?


We are so grateful for each and every one of you–photographers, makeup artists, volunteers– and  we hope you are able to find people in your area who share your passion of giving to those less fortunate this holiday season.

If you have any addition questions, email We’ll be happy to answer them and make sure you are able to be involved this year! Also, feel free to leave a comment if you have a question that you’d like to see answered for the general public.

We’re looking forward to 08 December 2012. Hope you are too!