Help Por­trait Day Nov. 10

Lethbridge Herald - - HOMETOWN NEWS - Greg Bobinec LETH­BRIDGE HER­ALD

Lo­cal pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers will be unit­ing to of­fer 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 eighth an­nual HelpPor­trait Day is a unique pro­gram that al­lows in­di­vid­u­als and fam­i­lies in need to ben­e­fit from the col­lec­tive pro­fes­sional cre­ativ­ity of more than 40 vol­un­teers, pho­tog­ra­phers, light­ing ex­perts, makeup artists and stylists to re­ceive a free por­trait.

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

Help-Por­trait is a world­wide move­ment that be­gan in 2008 and has grown to more than 380,000 por­traits that have been given by just over 75,000 pho­tog­ra­phers in 67 coun­tries. Last year in Leth­bridge, the event helped over 300 peo­ple, with a to­tal of 100 fam­i­lies re­ceiv­ing fam­ily por­traits.

The Help-Por­trait Leth­bridge event will take place on Nov. 10 from 11 a.m. un­til 6 p.m. at Casa, 230 8 St. S. For more in­for­ma­tion on the event, how to sign up or how to get in­volved visit helppor­trait.com. Fol­low @GBobinecHer­ald on Twit­ter

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