On December 2, 2017, Help-Portrait’s flagship event was held at Cross Point Church in Nashville TN. Two dozen photographers, a team of beauty professionals, and countless other volunteers, gave their time and talent to serve the community and provide portraits for individuals and families who may not otherwise be able to afford them. Many of the people served have struggled with addiction, poverty, or abuse, and often the portraits created are sent to loved ones, who may not otherwise know how their journey has evolved.
During the event, I roamed the main through way, interviewing and photographing both volunteers and participants for Help Portrait’s main social media channels. These portraits and words are taken directly from @help_portrait Instagram Stories from the day.