4185918800_bffafa7dd7_oImage courtesy Rich Legg

This past weekend I had the opportunity to help out the local community by being involved with “Help-Portrait“, a world-wide photography event where photographers and volunteers got together to provide portraits to families and individuals that are in need. Several of the families that came to the YWCA in Salt Lake City had never had a family portrait taken … it was so wonderful to see their faces after receiving their printed photograph for the first time.

I’m really encouraged after doing this event, and also seeing other photographers organizing similar events in the area (here is a video about a local photographer, Dale Welcome, who put together a portrait event last month). It’s such a wonderful feeling that I can use my gifts of photography to help others, even if it’s just to put a smile on their face.

A big thanks to Mavourneen Strozewski for organizing this event, and also to the other local photographers who took part in this and other Help-Portraits in the area. It was an awesome experience and I was so glad to be a part of it. :)