Sunday, December 8, 2013

2013 Event Review

WHEW! The 2013 event was a huge success thanks to all the amazing volunteers and donations!

This year, we photographed 55 families, or about 200 people. Each group walked away with a CD of their top images, an 8x10 print, and a custom-built 8x10 frame!

It is such a blessing to hold this event and to give back to the Flagstaff community. We could not have done it without donations and help from the following organizations:

Taverna Greek Grill
Firecreek Coffee
Toasted Owl Cafe
Salsa Brava
Terry Marxen
NAU School of Communication
The Framing Department at Hidden Light

Here are a few pictures showcasing some "behind the scenes" action.

THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU to everyone who gave their time, and expertise to make this event a reality! 

See you in 2014!

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Flagstaff Help-Portrait 2013: Saturday December 7

Saturday, December 7, 2013 
We will be open for portraits from 
9am to 5pm

We will once again be hosted by NAU Photography Program in the School of Communication - room 106

This event is open to all! Anyone who has never had a professional portrait made, never had a chance to get the family together for a studio shoot, or generally can't afford the standard prices that professional photographers tend to charge.

It takes about an hour, start to finish, depending on the size of your group. There is typically a short wait, then your photo session, then another wait while our retouchers and printers make sure your finished 8x10 print comes out as beautiful as possible.
Participants also receive a CD of their top 3 pictures.

Questions about this year's event? Want to volunteer or donate supplies? 
Contact Matt Beaty at

2012 Event Review

Our fourth annual Help-Portrait event was a blast! We had the opportunity to meet and photograph an amazing group of people during the course of the day.

Don't trust my word on it though, here are some photos from behind the scenes:

As always, HUGE thanks to our team of dedicated volunteers, photographers, donors, and the amazing people who make this event happen every year! 

We will be back in 2013!

Friday, December 7, 2012


Check this out. A group of more than 10,000+ photographers and 12,000+ volunteers all over the world are GIVING AWAY professional photographs this Holiday Season. Last year, we gave away more than 101,000 portraits to people in need.

If this seems like something worth sharing, the entire community would appreciate it.

Main Site:

We're at it again!

This year, we are hoping to see another 200 people come through the doors at the NAU School of Communication for free portraits.

This has become somewhat of a tradition for us in Flagstaff, participating in the world-wide Help-Portrait event.

All you need to know:

Saturday, December 8
9am to 5pm
NAU Photography Studios: School of Communication

No need to sign up or reserve a spot, just show up! Bring your family, your friends, or come on your own. You'll walk away with an 8x10 print and a CD of the top images from your session.

We will have 7 professional photographers, two retouchers, and a host of other volunteers working all day to provide you with the professional photo session experience.

You can probably get in and out of the building in about 30 minutes, though we recommend planning for up to an hour, in case the line gets long like last year!

The School of Comm is building 16 on campus maps. We will have signs up directing you to the correct building! Enter campus from Riordan or University and go North on Knoles past the Cline Library (on your left) to the School of Communication (on your right).

If that doesn't work for you, feel free to call Matt: 928-600-3360 and he will attempt to guide you in.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Help Portrait 2012: December 8

It's official! Flagstaff is holding our fourth annual Help-Portrait event this year! 

Saturday, December 8, 2012 
We will be open for portraits from 
9am to 5pm

We will once again be hosted by NAU Photography Program in the School of Communication - room 106

We are seeking volunteers! 
We are seeking donations of FOOD, BALLOONS, PRINTING, and more!

Want to help? Get in touch with Matt Beaty, the event coordinator

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Copyright Release

For our participants:

If any printing lab is giving you trouble with the pictures, we suggest you print off a copy of this PDF and wave it in their faces.

If they still refuse to give you your pictures, please encourage them contact Matt Beaty to incur his wrath.

Many of the labs in Flagstaff were told of Help-Portrait. Many of them have seen pictures from last year's event come through their doors.

Please let us know if you encounter trouble with any specific lab.

- Matt

Sunday, December 11, 2011

What an amazing day!

Help-Portrait Flagstaff 2011 was an incredible success, thanks in no small part to our volunteer, sponsors, and especially participants!!

Rather than repeat all the stats, we'll link to organizer Matt Beaty's blog entry here.

Thank you, thank you, thank you - Flagstaff. It's incredible to watch the community come together for things like this.