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Moose Jaw Is Up And Running!

Hello Help-Portrait International!  We are now up and running in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada.  Organization has started and we are dangerously close to booking our venue for the December 6th event.  More info soon...

Added by Andy Hamilton on October 6, 2014 at 6:01pm — No Comments

Help-Portrait 6 Dec 2014

Hey everybody!

My team and myself are diligently working to make this event even brighter than last year.

In Help-Portrait 2013, we served over 230 participants

In Help-Portrait Omy 2014, we served over 20 participants

In Help-Portrait…


Added by ADASA Photography Club on July 9, 2014 at 11:15am — No Comments

Help-Portrait 2014 Ramdan


Added by ADASA Photography Club on July 9, 2014 at 10:28am — No Comments

Help Portrait in Belo Horizonte, Brasil

The first event for us in Belo Horizonte was a great success. We visited the Lar Frei Zacarias retirement home and spent a couple of hours visiting and photographing the residents. The added bonus is that they have a family day at the end of June and would like to make a display of the photos!

Big thanks to my buddy (assistant) Maria for all of her help and the "assistant social" Patricia for all her help co-ordinating the ladies. 

Very happy to be part of this…


Added by Don Rayment on June 3, 2014 at 10:21pm — 2 Comments

"mother" أمى - Help-Portrait 2014






Added by ADASA Photography Club on March 21, 2014 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Help- Portrait Event in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Turning Small Steps into Big Smiles!

Truth being told, I had the intention to put together an event locally since the very first time Jeremy Cowart called photographers around the globe to join, yet, due to my deep procastination skill, I didn't until some inspiration was given from Marcos Valdes, who, as far as I know is the only Mexican photographer participating in the country. 

So i kikcked my ass off the chair and thought on who might find their free portraits valuable and then I ran into this non profit…


Added by Raul Perez Amezquita on January 25, 2014 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Video report from Lelystad, The Netherlands

We've had an excellent day past december 7th. About 150 portraits were printed and framed.

Mostly family portraits (including a dog). Also some friendships were established.

I guess that appr. 440 people have visited us that day.

Thank you all for your help across the globe.

This december we'll definitely be a part of Help Portrait again.

Here is the link to our video on Youtube.…


Added by Edward on January 8, 2014 at 4:05am — No Comments

Lethbridge Alberta Help Portrait Event

This year was my first year putting on a Help Portrait event.  This event was usually done in the past by another local photographer but he was unable to take it on this year so i volunteered to do it. This gave me 3 weeks to plan, organize, put on our event and i was over whelmed by how much the community came together to pull it off. 

We were able to get a bunch of sponsors for the event, 13 photographers, 6 hair and make up stylists, and 11 volunteers to be hosts and 3…


Added by Steven Layton on December 22, 2013 at 2:23am — No Comments

Help Portrait Fairmont, Manassas, Va.

I'd like to thank all the volunteers at the Help - Portrait shoot yesterday at The Fairmont in Manassas, Va.

We had 20 volunteers and shot 33 portraits.

Added by Jack Nevitt on December 15, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

Help Portrait 2013, Shanghai, China

Help Portrait Shanghai, China 2013

Added by Thom George on December 10, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments

A pleasant visit to an orphanage

The portraits  will be give to adoptive parents.  They love them!
Or will be kept on file as treasures.

It was wonderful to see the reaction of babies when they saw their pictures.

Added by Ginny Martínez de Anzures on December 10, 2013 at 5:33pm — No Comments

Julie's mission. Hope Home

What an amazing HP day! We took hundreds of portraits of the children. They also have pictures together with their siblings. This home is wonderful. There are 65 children; many of them are there with brothers and sisters (some with 3 or 4). Thank goodness this home keeps them together and not separated into foster care. We delivered hundreds of gifts in a big trailer. One boy opened his gift and said, "it's brand new!", he was also very excited about new socks. What a realistic moment. Thank… Continue

Added by Julie Culp Swink on December 9, 2013 at 5:44am — No Comments

Help-Portrait 2013 - ADASA Photography Club

Help-Portrait 2013 

رساله المشروع :-

اسسها المصور المشهور Jeremy Cowart 

Help-Portrait هو مجموعة من المصورين يجتمعون معا من انحاء العالم على هدف واحد وهو " عمل الخير " ليستخدموا مهاراتهم فى التصوير لكل من يمكن ان تسعده الصورة و ردها لمجتمعهم المحلى 

فى ديسمبر ,,سيجول المصورين حول العالم وهم يحملون كاميراتهم ,و ايجاد المحتاجين و أخذ صور لهم ثم يتم طباعة الصور و تسليمها لهم .…


Added by ADASA Photography Club on December 8, 2013 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Help Portrait Rochester EMCC was a hit!

My students and I photographed 8 women at a wonderful place called The Jennifer House in Rochester, NY. The women live their as part of a re-entry program to start fresh and have a successful life after release from incarceration. Eleven photo students and 3 Cosmetology students did styling and photos for the 8 women and we are returning in about a week to do family photos for them. What a great day!

Added by Sulyn Bennett-Hennessey on December 5, 2013 at 4:10pm — No Comments

HP Barrie '13

Here we all are, a year later and a year wiser. Just a few days away now for the Barrie event (Ontario, Canada)...

Its been an interesting year for the HP group here, our main financial sponsor stepped down as did our cosmetics sponsor. Over the past weeks, we acquired new ones, thanks to people on the HP Barrie team stepping up and going that extra mile for us and asking their companies to help.

So many many people to thank for making this years event become a…


Added by Christopher O Driscoll on December 4, 2013 at 11:18pm — No Comments

Almost Ready!

We've got everything lined up.

Alayne and the Tillsonburg Photography Club with volunteers are ready to go!

Added by Station Arts Centre on December 4, 2013 at 12:32pm — No Comments

CPA event went great.

The CPA event went great and a big THANK-YOU to all who came out. We learned of a few bug before Saturday, so that was fantastic. Here's a shot of one of the clients: Best of luck to everyone holding an event this…


Added by Bruce A Johnson on December 1, 2013 at 1:40pm — No Comments

T-Shits OPPS

Fantastic turnout today and a Rider Win Woo Hooo.

I will write an update tomorrow.

For those of you that entered your name on the computer at the meeting for shirts, I messed up saving the file. So if you did add your name today, PLEASE email me your name, size and quantity ASAP.

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I apologize for the inconvenience, I would love to blame the computer........

Here are the names I have…


Added by Bruce A Johnson on November 17, 2013 at 11:19pm — No Comments


Hello everyone!!

Need some quick info from all those coming out to help either Nov. 30th or for the BIG event on Dec 7th.

I am going to try and get some shirts ordered ASAP and need a rough count.

So if your coming and want a t-shirt (cost recovery) PLEASE let me know how many ASAP.

email ' b,johnson AT

Added by Bruce A Johnson on November 16, 2013 at 3:59pm — No Comments

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