Volunteers 2012

Volunteers 2012
Some of our volunteers from 2012...missing a few!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A bit of Good News

Just letting you know that Rick MacDonald was able to secure us the 5x7 folders for FREE! So we now have money to get printers, paper, and ink to print a 5x7 photo for every session, as well as a folder to present it in. YAY!

The New Artsy Idea

Ok, read a few comments on the new artistic experience idea and the share your camera plan, and here are my thoughts. Would love to hear some of yours...

I think that adding all that art stuff would create a bit too much mayhem plus mess. Last year we had trouble with one big paper and felts for the kids as it was. Secondly I agree that this is pretty late coming because we will have to adjust our print goal if we wanted to provide two prints, and if they would like us to be able to share photos of any kind, they will have to provide their own model release for everyone to use. I also agree that handing your camera to someone would take away from the "professional session" experience, however, I can see this working well with the candid photographers we will have around. Thinking a "photo booth" type thing might also be along these lines.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Where we are at...

We have had a lot of good news lately, and have had a stream of incoming volunteers, which is fantastic! Here is where we are at in a nutshell:

1. We will have some nice new clothing to give away to our guests. Either in the event that the people do not have nice clothing for the pictures, or just that they simply need a warm jacket. We will do our best!
2. We got a great price for our shirt screens from Fraser Valley Cresting, and have had our shirts themselves donated from fellow photographer, David Falk.
3. We have had several more hairdressers and makeup artists volunteer which will lighten the load significantly from last year (though we always need more!)
4. We have a few videographers available, although we do not yet have someone who can edit our video once shot (one person subject to confirmation).
5. We did a quick walkthrough of our space, and are excited to see it all in action, however we do see the need of several more volunteers to make things run smoothly in such a big area.
6. We also had the opportunity to network with a lot of key organizations and service providers who will be sending us a good number of guests this year, and possibly some volunteers as well.

There is probably more that I am forgetting, but it is 3 am and I need to be in bed! :-)


Well, let me start by saying that we are totally excited to be working with such a great group of volunteers this year! It has been awesome interacting with all of you so far and having you help us to make this day a success. As always, we are humbled by the amount of giving that is and will be going on here. Thank you all.

For those of you who are new this year, you are in for a fun ride. There are so many ways for you to be connected and to know what is going on. Please join our facebook group if you haven't already, so that you can be aware of any meetings and details posted there. We will try to keep the blog and the group fairly similar, but wanted an option to reach more people this way too. We also have a shared Dropbox folder with some resources in it for us to use in preparation for our event. Just send off an email to helpportraitabbotsford@gmail.com and we will get you all set up.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Our New Blog

Ok, just trying to get this up and running so that there is yet another way for people to get up to speed on what is happening with Help-Portrait Abbotsford. Hopefully I will be able to work on this a little more in the coming weeks so that it looks better!