On December 7th, local photographers, makeup artists, hair stylists and many more awesome volunteers will be putting their skills to work as part of Help-Portrait, a worldwide effort to simply give the gift of a holiday portrait to individuals and families in need.
Members of the community can get a haircut, light makeup, and a professionally photographed portrait on the spot, all for free, with no strings attached.
The St. Louis even will be held at Americorps St. Louis.
Get more info on the facebook page.
Visit the STL Help-Portrait site or the main Help-Portrait site.
In 2009, Help-Portrait began as an idea that transformed into a movement in just three months. The idea behind Help-Portrait is simple:
• Find someone in need.
• Take their portrait.
• Print their portrait.
• Deliver their portrait.
Celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart formed Help-Portrait, a non-profit organization, in 2009 as he contemplated using his skills and expertise to give back to those who may not have the opportunity for a professional photo. The idea is that a photographer has the unique ability to help someone smile, laugh and return their dignity.