It’s a wrap for Help Portrait Vancouver 2012!
The last song has been played and jammed out to:
The last head of hair has been did:
We’ve shot our last portraits:
And the last words have been spoken:
Thank you all for being part of our team!
We LOVE seeing familiar faces at Help Portrait Vancouver. This year we had a lovely visit from Grace! It was three years ago when Grace stepped in our studios for a portrait – and she’s been back every year! It’s smiles just like Grace’s that make our event so awesome.
Who said our portraitees were only of the homosapien species? Correction. We opened our doors to all guests!
Shout out to our incredibly hardworking leads at Help Portrait Vancouver 2012. As you can see, they are a whole lot of crazy. We mean that in the most loving way of course…
When Ms. Cheng came down to Help Portrait Vancouver 2012 this morning, we were stoked to get her pampered and into our studios to get her portraits taken. When she came back a second time we were even more ecstatic – but we had to ask her why. With help of a volunteer to translate, Ms. Cheng told us it had been years since she has seen her family and she plans to send the extra pictures to them in China.
CBC made it down this afternoon for Help Portrait Vancouver 2012! Thank you for the awesome coverage.
Our volunteers are in the zone.
With feather hats!
On stools to get the perfect height:
Overlooking editing stations:
And making sure they get that perfect shot:
HUGE shout out to Bread Garden for providing us with fresh, satisfying food for our photographers, MUAs and general volunteers!
“Make up is not about making someone change, it’s about making someone feel attended to. It’s a luxury that everyone should at least have one day of the year.”
You know the party’s really getting going when there’s a bass involved. Christmas music filing our Help Portrait studios brought to you by Nelson Boschman Trio! Among the heads bobbing and the feet shifting to the good tunes, one lady grabbed another and hit the floor.
This is Steph! Director of Help Portrait Vancouver and the coolest chick we know. So when her mom stopped by all the way from Winnipeg, we just had to get their portrait did! Turned out pretty awesome, hey?
“This is an awesome way to give back to the community and I just had to be a part of it” says Help Portrait-er, Kylie. We LOVE that these are the personalities that fuel our event. Wait a go, Vancouver!
Annie Bennett and her rad Rudolph antlers may be new to Help Portrait Vancouver 2012 but not to the Downtown Eastside. “I know a lot of the women here from working in various shelters” she smiled, “this is a great extension of what already goes on in East Van.” Welcome to the Help Portrait Vancouver MUA fam Annie!
When we saw Help Portrait-er Joey’s shirt, we had to ask him what made today so positive. “I mean, I thought it was a cool event when I registered as a volunteer” he laughed, “but after being here for barely an hour, the smiles I see on everyone’s face, whether they’re getting pampered or getting their portraits taken – it’s just something that makes today better than just good”
Our editing station is busy printing portraits already! We LOVE that things are nice and busy this year.