SAVE THE DATE! We are working with the LA organizers to work as a group at one location. The PATH MALL in Silver Lake! We will need photographers, MUAs, Stylists and anyone who just wants to help out and brighten someone's day. If you have equipment we can use, please let us know. When you RSVP, please let us know what you can do to help and what equipment you can share. If you do RSVP, please make sure you can make it. Attendance will be noted.
Please see below for more information on how you can help in this event. If you cannot make it to this location, please feel free to signify your intent to sign up for another location. There are multiple locations, including one in Pasadena and downtown LA. If you cannot join us for the entire duration, please inform us as well. We may need to break the group into two shifts. The actual start is 10 am and ends at 2 pm. We are adding a little time before and after to allow for setting up and packing.
Please send a comment on equipment you will bring, time available and preferred location. I hope that most will be able to come to the Silver Lake location. The more, the merrier!
About Help Portrait
Help Portrait is a global movement of photographers and stylists using their time, gear and expertise to give back to those in need by providing them with the opportunity to get a professional photograph taken and printed of themselves or their family.
The idea is that a photographer has the unique ability to help someone smile, laugh and to return their dignity. Combined with the skills of a stylist, which help discover each individual’s inherent beauty and value, as well as the warmth and welcoming presence of greeters, hosts and printers, and this one-day event has the ability to profoundly affect an individuals’ view of themselves.
We aim to provide the marginalized and in need people in our city with a portrait memorializing a day when they felt seen, heard and treasured. I believe that aside from providing the tangible gift of a photo, that we are feeding the soul with hope.
To learn more about Help Portrait as an organization, check out their website at www.help-portrait.com or watch the short explanation video here (links to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KILK5a2wkis)
The goal is to set up a full photography event with hair, make-up and photographers to shoot and print quality portraits, not for anybody's portfolio but to be given away. We desire for each volunteer to line up their talents and passions with their service in the community. Some of the specific needs that we have to help make this year’s events successful are:
Photographers (and Photographers Assistants)
Glam Squad (Hair & Make Up Artists)
Hosts & Greeters
Printing Station Team
Design Team (Spruce up the location to look festive and welcoming and help market the events)