Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Help-Portrait 12/12/09

Last Saturday Deanie Michelle Events had the pleasure of being involved with Help-Portrait. Help-Portrait was a first-time international event that was held on 12/12/09, with one simple mission- find someone in need, take their portrait, print their portrait, and deliver their portrait. Deanie Michelle Events was so touched and moved by the efforts of Nashville photographer, Jeremy Cowart, that we immediately knew we wanted to be a part of this worldwide event. With the gracious help of Family Gateway in downtown Dallas and Dallas photographers Ben Quintanilla, Christina Quintanilla, Jared Rey, Catie Ronquillo, Don Mamone, and John Harris Deanie Michelle Events put together Help-Portrait Dallas for the wonderful families at the Family Gateway shelter. Makeup artist Kristen Brown was on hand to provide hair and makeup for the beautiful women of these families. It was truly heartwarming to see these families beaming with joy over something most of us take for granted; the memories and happiness that comes from something as simple as a photo. Many of these families had NEVER had their photos taken, and the majority of the families had NEVER had a family portrait taken before 12/12/09 and Help-Portrait. A HUGE shout out to Jeremy Cowart for the fabulous and inspiring idea of Help-Portrait, and for all of your effort in spreading the word and making Help-Portrait the international event that it became! Here in Dallas, we are already excited for Help-Portrait 2010! Giving back truly is a beautiful thing. How are you giving back this holiday season? Share your stories with us by leaving a comment below or by emailing Happy Holidays!

Photos clockwise from top left: Deanie of Deanie Michelle Events with Susan and Sharon of Family Gateway and some of the fabulous kids at Family Gateway, 2 Family Portraits, Makeup, The Crew- Ben and Christina Quintanilla, Jared Rey, Jess, John Harris, Deanie Yuska, Crystal, Catie Ronquillo, Emily Mamone, Don Mamone, Ladies doing Makeup,  Portrait of Kids, Family Gateway Kiddos. Thank you Jared Rey Photography for the wonderful photos!


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