October 30th, 2020

Help-Portrait program returns for season


By Bobinec, Greg on November 11, 2019.

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

A group of local professional photographers are returning for another year of giving free, high-quality family portraits to people in Lethbridge who, for a variety of reasons might not be able to afford a family photo this holiday season.

The Help-Portrait program gives individuals and families in need a chance to get a memory captured this holiday season from the collective professional creativity of more than 40 volunteers.

“Every year the impact of this event touches the hearts of the whole city and we can’t wait to help more people this year,” says Steven Layton, event director. “We have reached out to a number of community organizations to help us with Help-Portrait and we are confident that the people who can benefit from this experience will be able to take advantage of it.”

Help-Portrait is a worldwide movement that started in 2008 and has evolved into a massive program giving out more than 381,000 portraits by over 75,000 photographers in 67 countries. Last year in Lethbridge, the program was able to help give 133 families a portrait to take home and enjoy.

Throughout the day, families will be able to take part in getting ready with makeup artists and stylists with the free portrait session, along with receiving a free photo put together by photographers and lighting experts.

Help Portrait Lethbridge will take place Saturday, Dec. 7, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Fleetwood Bawden Elementary School, 1222 9 Ave. South. For more information on the event, visit help-portrait.com.

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