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Help-Portrait was a blast!

I can’t believe how fast this week flew by! I had great ambitions of writing a blog post right after the Help-Portrait event last Saturday and then somehow a day turned into a week. Anyway, the event was super fun and a real joy to be a part of. Time and time again I heard from the participants that they were so blessed to finally get some good pictures of themselves and their  families for free! The day after the event I got a text from a friend who brought her neighbor, this is what it said: “Thanks so much. Nikole my neighbor was kinda dumbfounded that u guys did this service just as a free service. It really touched her and us!”

Though I had a blast doing the shooting, I think one of my favorite memories was sitting next to a single mom as we looked at pictures I just took of her son in Lightroom 3. As we scrolled through the images picking our favorites, she just kept saying, “Oh, my gosh,  these are so good,  I can’t believe this!” As I sat there with her, I was just as blessed as she was because I got to be part of helping her in a small way. It may seem like a small thing to have good pictures of your family to those of us who can do this whenever we want. But I realized how even the smallest acts of service can make a difference. So get out there and use what you have to be a blessing!

Corvallis Help-Portrait photographers and volunteers

Jennifer and her son, David, were blessed to get their picture taken.

One of the many participants that was blessed by our Help-Portrait event.