'Help Portrait' coming to LCC Dec. 3
By Chloe Gregg
LCC is giving back to its community by hosting "Help Portrait" this Saturday, Dec. 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Gannon Commons.
"Help Portrait" is a global movement of photographers and volunteers offering their time and resources in order to take gorgeous family photos for lower income families.
LCC Special Projects Coordinator Layne Ingram, one of the event organizers, said although the event is open for all, the target is families who want family portraits that may not have the resources or access themselves to get them.
“LCC is taking part in 'Help-Portrait' for the second year in a row because it’s an opportunity for us to give back and emphasize the ‘community’ in our name,” Ingram said. “It’s such a great event for all families because photos are moments in time that they will cherish forever, and everyone doesn’t have access to high-quality photos.
“Being able to provide this opportunity to families, in addition to a free movie, hot cocoa and activities for the kids, is another reason why I love the work at LCC.”
As well as providing families with 5x7 or 8x10 family portraits, LCC will give the families in attendance a free USB drive with their photo and a “no copyright” statement. This is so that if the families want to, they can showcase their picture or print however big they want.
Each session will take around 15 to 20 minutes and is on a first-come, first-serve basis. While waiting, families can utilize the kids’ activities corner that will be there. There will be face painting, drawing and other things for kids to be kept busy.
For more information, or to register a family for the event, visit the "Help Portrait" website here.