2 More than a photograph
For Hamilton, if the process itself is rewarding, the lives of those families and photographs afterwards is even more so.
He and another photographer involved recently visited the home of a former participant and saw their portrait taking pride of place in the living room. Not only are families provided with a physical copy of their photo, they are also given a usb key with the digital files on it.
“We have no idea where these images are going,” Hamilton said. “They go around the world. For me, there’s this beauty in not knowing the scale that this hits.” Murphy said she attempted to cell phone picture of last year’s a take portrait to share with family members, but that the quality is just not the same.
“This definitely helps around Christmastime,” she said. “It’s nice to have this opportunity, because professional pictures aren’t cheap nowadays, and otherwise we wouldn’t get them done.”
More than that, it’s a day the whole