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HP Story of the Day: Winnipeg, Canada

Jon Adaskin, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada: An Open Letter to the Guests of Siloam Mission On Saturday, December 8, 2012, I along with several colleagues took part in the annual Help-Portrait event here in Winnipeg. We were at different venues around the city for the day, giving portraits for free! I was at Siloam Mission. This [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:38:22-05:00February 6th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

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 |2016-12-03T07:38:24-05:00February 5th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

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 |2016-12-03T07:38:26-05:00February 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 |2016-12-03T07:38:28-05:00February 2nd, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

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 |2016-12-03T07:38:29-05:00February 1st, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

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 |2016-12-03T07:38:31-05:00January 31st, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments

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 lot [...]

By |2016-12-03T07:38:32-05:00January 30th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 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 |2016-12-03T07:38:35-05:00January 28th, 2013|Story of the Day|0 Comments