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Atlanta Midtown Help Portrait Final Stats:

46 killer volunteers

52 families

139 portraits

It’s a wrap Atlanta.  Everyone’s generosity, time, committment, and love produced a heartwarming event which brought smiles to the faces of many that really needed something to smile about this time of year.  There were some GORGEOUS families that were DECKED OUT in their best holiday outfits yesterday.  You made us feel really special and honored to have the chance to take YOUR portraits.

Thanks so much to the volunteers that made yesterday run so smoothly.  You processed pictures, lugged your photography gear through the freezing rain, and shook the hell outta some stuffed animals to make a LOT of  babies smile.  This would not have been possible without each and every one of you.  Check out a link of said stuffed animal shaking here (courtesy of Julie Harnage Photography)…..

Also- Thanks to Families First for partnering with us, scheduling the families for their portraits, and allowing us to use their Midtown offices to host the very first Help Portrait in midtown Atlanta.  Their dedicated staff made this so easy to plan and coordinate.

Be sure to check out tonight’s CBS evening news and CNNs stories (airing at 6pm EST) tonight about some of the other Help Portrait events around the country.

P.S.  If you want to check out some of the behind the scenes pictures you can check them out here.

P.S.S.  I will not be posting pictures of any of the families from yesterday to protect their privacy.  Just know they looked fabulous.  Thanks for understanding.  : )

P.S.S.S.  I will, however, include a funny shot of some of our volunteers!

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The concept is simple. Help others. Commit a selfless act. Get involved in your community. Give back.  This world wide movement was started by the ridiculously talented Jeremy Cowart and has spread like WILDFIRE!  Apparently, there are a LOT of you that want to give back to your community by participating.  Groups all over the world are organizing to provide free portraits at their community centers, parks, school, etc. on December 12th, 2009 to families that are less fortunate.

I’m a member of the Atlanta based planning committee and site leader for the Midtown Atlanta location.  We have partnered with Families First and already have 3 different locations in metro Atlanta, so we have lots of volunteer opportunities!  If you are a photographer (beginner or professional) in the Atlanta Metro area and would like to be involved in this project locally you can sign up here.  If you are not based in Atlanta, but would like to find out more information go to the main Help Portrait website here or follow the action on Twitter here.

Take a peek at the video below that got this all started!

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