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To avoid the things I should be doing..
This year I was given the opportunity to participate in Chicago's Help Portrait chapter at the Moody Church. Six of my photography students and I assisted with the photography and production of over a hundred family's Christmas portraits. It was an amazing feeling for us to be able to give back using the art form that we love. We hope to make this event a tradition!
Some info on Help portrait..
Help-Portrait is a global movement of photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists using their time, tools and expertise to give back to those in need.
Help-Portrait was founded by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart and Kyle Chowning in 2008. Our mission is to empower photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists to use their skills, tools and expertise to give back to their local community.
Annual Events Each December, photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists all around the world will find people in need, take their picture, print their picture and then deliver it—free of charge.
What We’re About Help-Portrait is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits aren’t for a portfolio, website, or sale. It’s about giving people who otherwise couldn’t afford photography, a chance to capture a moment, a memory…and a whole lot more.
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