Help-Portrait was founded by celebrity photographer Jeremy Cowart and Kyle Chowning in 2008. Their mission was to empower photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists to use their skills, tools and expertise to give back to their local community.
In 2014, local wedding and fashion photographer Dauss Miller of Dauss FOTO started the event in Indianapolis.
Each December, photographers, hairstylists and makeup artists all around the world will find people in need, take their picture, print their picture and then deliver it—free of charge.
What We’re About
Help-Portrait is about GIVING the pictures, not taking them. These portraits aren’t for a portfolio, website, or sale. It’s about giving people who otherwise couldn’t afford photography, a chance to capture a moment, a memory…and a whole lot more.