Our mission is to empower photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists to use their skills, tools and expertise to give back to their local community.

Help-Portrait was founded by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart in 2008.

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. (paragraph) 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.

So far our chapter has served 139  families in Lawrence.
Help us grow that number and continue to give back by donating.

In 2017, the Lawrence Journal World covered our story.

DEC 1, 2017 – This weekend, the Lawrence Public Library will be transformed into an impromptu photo studio equipped with professional photographers, editors, makeup artists and hairstylists volunteering their time and skills to provide a simple gift that many people take for granted…

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