Tomorrow is the 2nd Annual Help-Portrait Event: December 4, 2010

Confession: I’ve had a minor Help-Portrait personal crisis this year. I’m assigned to shoot instead of edit. Shooting at H-P means lighting, that nebulous thing that dangles off the edge of my comfort zone. With the help of two dear and generous friends, my perspective has cleared: Annie, who reminds me that the real disaster would be if families left feeling unloved, and Alan, who is an endless source of comfort, advice, and inspiration and believes that I actually know what I’m doing.

The main thing is that it isn’t about me, my gear, or whether I look like I’ve never seen a trigger or a strobe before tomorrow. It’s about them, the people we shoot. Their happiness. Serving.

“Poverty steals a lot of things, like your home and car and food, but it also steals something on the inside. Help-Portrait feeds that something on the inside.” ~ Annie Downs

How can you help? If you’re not already signed up to participate, I would suggest contacting a local group to see if they need help with lunch, drinks, or snacks for the workers. There might be a local restaurant willing to donate, but no one working at the location free to pick it up. Pray for those working and those being served.

I am just so happy to be part of this event.



  1. says

    I had heard about this last year and wanted to get involved but I had heard about it too late to get involved and now it appears the same thing has happened this year. My membership into the North Georgia group is awaiting confirmation but I don’t imagine that will happen in the next 18 hours. I have plans in the morning but if you still need photographers or know if the group going to Scottish Rite tomorrow still needs help in the afternoon will you be able to let me know? If I can’t do it this year then I definitely want to help next year! I’m going to go put it on my calendar so I don’t forget again!

    I can’t wait to hear more about your experience and you are going to bless some wonderful people tomorrow!!!
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