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. 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. 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.
In 2017, I found a big void for opportunities to participate in this cause in the North Dallas area. Eager to get involved but with no active groups nearby, I decided to start Help-Portrait Plano to give creatives and volunteers in this area a chance to serve locally. I recruited other photographers, friends and co-workers and we had an amazing turnout. With the success in 2017 and 2018, the 2019 Help-Portrait Day was held in TWO different locations! The support I have received towards this cause has been amazing. In 2020 we plan to build on this success and reach more lives than ever before! If you'd like to participate or donate simply send me a message here!