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Help Portrait Captures Holiday Moments for Many in Need

By: News Staff Email
By: News Staff Email

December 7, 2013

A few people around Charlottesville got a chance to get a free portrait thanks to the nonprofit organization Help Portrait of Charlottesville.

This is the fifth-annual free portrait event by the Charlottesville chapter.

People who normally don't get the opportunity to get their picture taken came out to smile for the camera.

Photographers from the Charlottesville Photography Initiative snapped pictures of nearly 150 people and families around the area, giving them professional-grade pictures for the holiday season.

“For some of these people, they will cry when they reach the post-processing because they've never had something like this before,” says photographer Christian Debaun. “So it's special for us and special for them, with smiles on both sides of the camera.”

Hair and makeup was also provided free for those getting their picture taken.

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