We are a group of local photographers and other core volunteers in Ocala, FL who want to give back to our community by providing families with a luxury whom many cannot afford — a family photo.
On December 7, 2013, the first annual Help Portrait event took place in Ocala. With the help of the Ocala Salvation Army and several local professionals we were able to provide hair and make-up services and a family photo to over 40 families, approximately 130 individuals. As well as provided the children with some fun activities and snacks while they waited their turn.
Since then our number of volunteers and attendees have grown. Our volunteers are the backbone of our events — photographers, hairstylists, make-up artists, and other members of our community come together to show their support and give back to the community they live in. Because of the tremendous support we’ve received, we have been able to slowly add more events, such as providing portraits with Santa Clause at a local school where many of the students have never had the chance to meet Santa.
We look forward to our continued growth and thank you for your support.