|Make-up artist, Melissa and me at our Help Portrait event in June.|
I have always believed that a simple photograph has the power to make an impact.
While I wholeheartedly believe that as a portrait and wedding photographer, I am making an impact on my clients lives by helping them to capture fleeting moments, I have also yearned to give back to my community as a whole. Last year, I began volunteering with Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep, which has been one of the most amazing, life-changing things I have done - and has fueled my desire to help more.
Then, a friend of mine messaged me and sent me a link to an article about Help Portrait - a photographic movement whose mission is to simply take a portrait of a person in need, and give it to them.. It’s about more than just giving a photographic print though - it’s about giving hope.