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“I can give of my time and talents”

Tamara Okoti, organizer of Help-Portrait Abbotsford, BC, Canada shared these photos and memories from their December 2011 event in which 300 people received free portraits from 100 volunteers. "This is my second year co-organizing this event, and it is always so great to know that you have impacted someone's life by way of a simple [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:39:36-05:00September 25th, 2012|Story of the Day|0 Comments

A Picture Is Worth

In this new video, Help-Portrait Austin recaps the 2011 event and looks forward to this year's. Watch in this video how the volunteers are just as touched and changed as the recipients. That's the beauty of Help-Portrait. Help us reach $4,000 in a special Help-Portrait Groupon offer through Wednesday - a $10 donation is worth [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:39:44-05:00September 22nd, 2012|H-P Organizers, Inspiration|0 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Laveen, AZ

"One woman had a mentally challenged daughter that was very difficult. We were able to get a portrait of both of them smiling and that has never happened before. She was overwhelmed. How much a picture means to someone's life. The impact was enormous." –John Thomas, Laveen, AZ

By |2016-12-03T07:39:58-05:00March 15th, 2012|Story of the Day|1 Comment

H-P Story of the Day: Singapore

Adrian Tan of Singapore shared this message from one of the volunteers, Lynne Solomon, at their Help-Portrait event in December 2011: I met someone. Pretty special guy. At the end of our photo session, he took my hand to "salaam", kissed it and with the most beautiful pair of innocent eyes, looked at me gratefully [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:40:00-05:00March 14th, 2012|Story of the Day|0 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Washington, PA

Gene Fetty, of Washington, PA, shared this story from the December 2011 Help-Portrait event: We photographed a husband and wife last year. The husband was a patient at the facility we were shooting at and the wife came in with him to have a portrait made. Sadly the husband passed away sometime in the last [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:40:01-05:00March 7th, 2012|Story of the Day|0 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Los Angeles, CA

"It was amazing to watch 57 volunteers/photographers who came as individuals bond so quickly into a close group. Everyone pitched in to do whatever was needed to make the event a success. Someone looking in would have assumed we were all friends before arriving, and by the end of the day, we were. The spirit [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:40:03-05:00March 6th, 2012|Story of the Day|0 Comments

H-P Story of the Day: Maharashtra, India

Rohit Singh Tolia, of Pune, Maharashtra, India, shares the following from his H-P event in December of 2011: I had gone to children home's in my city, they all had dream like us to be something good in life but somehow their dreams will remain dreams because there's no one to guide them or be [...]

By |2012-03-01T16:04:36-05:00March 5th, 2012|Story of the Day|1 Comment

H-P Story of the Day: Minneapolis, MN

"Organizing this event was exhausting, but worth every single minute I spent doing it. The smiles on the faces of the teenagers we photographed, and the pure joy they had in feeling like rockstars for a day... That was priceless. One of the best things about help-Portrait is the sense of camaraderie among photographers. I've [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:40:05-05:00March 2nd, 2012|Story of the Day|6 Comments