Giving Back with Help-Portrait

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 from Help-Portrait. This year, Help-Portrait invited families from two local charities, and, to get their hair and makeup done, get free professional portraits taken, enjoy a Christmas party, and leave with a framed family photo in hand. We had a great turnout of 35 families (approximately 125 guests) despite inclement weather. About a dozen photographers and 40 more volunteers all chipped in to make this possible!

What is Help-Portrait

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.


“Special thanks to Tricoci University for their amazing crew of volunteer hair and makeup stylists for each of our guests.” – Help-Portrait


“We would like thank Gurnee Community Church for hosting the Help-Portrait event in December and the many professional photographers and folks from Tricoci University who volunteered their time. Our teen parents were able to take home beautiful family portraits.” – Kindred Life Ministries