I just returned from the first meeting of the Northern VA / Washington DC Help-Portrait group. The group has been growing in the past few days with about 50 volunteers signed up to help. There were a couple of things that were clear from this first meeting. First is that there are some really great people involved in this project. Second is that there is a lot of logistics involved in setting up something like this. Our meeting tonight focused on finding a group(s) to work with on Dec. 12th. We had some really great suggestions that included shelters, senior homes, military families, and a few others. Since we have so many great volunteers, it’s not out of the question for us to actually set up 2 or 3 shoots for the day.
I am very excited to be a part of this project and look forward to giving back to my community by doing something that I love. And it’s apparent from all of the other groups being organized world-wide that I am not the only one that feels this way. If you are interested, it’s not too late for you to become involved. Simply head over to the Help-Portrait website and search for a group in your area (here’s the link to the group page). If you want more info on this project, watch the video below.
And just in case you want to get a taste for what a Help-Portrait event looks like, check out this video from a dry-run event held in Nashville in September.