Help Portrait is a movement of photographers who use their time, equipment and expertise to give back to hose who are less fortunate. For the third year in a row, Help Portrait has donated their time and talents to Carpenter’s Shelter, and we absolutely love working with them.

So many of us take for granted the opportunity to take family photos each year, sometimes we even see them as an inconvenience. But years from now, when you’re gathered together looking through albums of old photos, it’s the memories they invoke, not the photos, that matter most.

A large majority of our families have never had professional photos taken. Every year, Help Portraits gives our families the opportunity to feel like stars, producing the highest quality photos and memories that last a life time.

From all the residents and staff of Carpenter’s Shelter, we would like to thank the volunteers of Help Portrait Alexandria for their time and talents! We can’t wait until next year. Be sure to check out a small selection of the photos from this year on the facebook page: here Here are the amazing stats from our session with Help Portrait:
  • 1,033 photographs taken
  • 88 individuals were photographed
  • 17 photographers
  • 13 volunteers