Help Portrait Austin Provides Family Portraits to Austinites in Need

Help Portrait Photographer in Fayetteville, AR

Help-Portrait photographer in Fayetteville, AR

I recently went to great lengths to find matching picture frames of different sizes to put together a collection of my favorite family photos, from Eric’s side of the family and mine. The finished product was a beautiful collage that represented our history, precious memories and family pride.

Though we may stop and look at these photos every once in a while, we eventually take them for granted. But what if your economic status left you without the means to get keepsake photos taken of your family? Yes, they’re inaccessible luxuries for some.

Help-Portrait Family Photo in Vancouver

Help-Portrait Vancouver

Help-Portrait is changing this around the world, and Help-Portrait Austin is taking place this Saturday, December 8th. For only a few hours of your time, you can play a part in providing low-income Austin families with unique family portraits that they can display in their homes – at no cost to them. What a wonderful Christmas gift!

This video will probably make you cry. Can you imagine living 44 years and never having a picture taken of yourself and your dad? Yeah. Help-Portrait will have a profound affect on Austin community families this weekend, and you can have something to do with it.


Over the past three years, Help-Portrait has provided 170,000 free portraits in 56 countries, with the help of 27,000 volunteers. Help-Portrait Austin is aiming to give portraits to 180 families this year.

Can I Volunteer Even If I’m Not a Photographer?

There are various tasks for Help-Portrait volunteers, from greeters to hair stylists to photographers and everything in between. You don’t have to be a photographer!

All you need to do is visit the Help-Portrait website, review the volunteer roles and sign up! The project will run from 7 AM-6 PM on Saturday, at the East Austin Boys & Girls Clubs (901 Thompson Dr.). You’re welcome to volunteer for the whole day, but there are half-day shifts if you’re not able to commit to the entire event.

Help Portrait Austin Leadership at Boys and Girls Clubs East Austin

Thank you to this year’s Help-Portrait Austin leadership team

If you plan to volunteer, please visit the site and sign up today. Help-Portrait Austin is finalizing their volunteer teams so they can be ready for Saturday!

A huge thank you to the coordinators and leadership team for this year’s Help-Portrait Austin. You’re doing a beautiful thing for our community.



@QuasiBrit asks:

Can you spare a few hours this Saturday to be a part of Help-Portrait Austin?


Photos via and Flickr CC, courtesy of B Gutierrez and Ron Sombilon.

  • Troy Herman

    Thank you once again Eric & Brittany for the great support of a great event in our community.

  • Troy Herman

    As an additional note.. I have been scheduling appointments and volunteers.. we still need YOU, come out to help, donate, or contribute as a client.

    • Brittany Highland

      Thanks for the update, Troy! We’ll continue to let everyone know that volunteers are still needed.

  • Mark Charbonneau

    Wonderfully done Eric an Brittany! For those interested Help-Portrait released their 2012 Story Video. WOW!

    Drop by if you have the chance on Saturday!

  • Mark Charbonneau

    If you are inclined to donate to defer the expenses, we do have a link to donate to Help-Portrait Austin. Donations are provisioned by Help-Portrait Inc. (we don’t touch them), and a charitable donation receipt for funds or in-kind donations can be made as they are 503(c)