May is my all time FAVORITE month, so this month's 'Love is...' is more than just a charity, it's something I am thoroughly excited about. So excited, in fact, that I have officially signed on to be a part of the founding team. I even get a cool title like "Senior Coordinator" or something crazy like that. Ooooh, PHancy schmancy! :)
Originally created last year by Justin and Mary Marantz to benefit Habitat for Humanity, we are now joining forces to take it to the next level. Currently obtaining our official non-profit status, we are going full force with this project.... extending far beyond the the borders of one charity alone, as an avenue to allow photographers the opportunity to use their gifts/talents/abilities to give back to a greater cause.
So, allow me to introduce you to The Portrait House...
My grandpa once told me the analogy of a magnifying glass... he said that when you move it around, it will do it's job of magnifying and thats great, that's what it is supposed to do. BUT it's only when you hold it still in one place that it serves as a conduit to the rays of the sun and starts a fire. It's then that it reaches beyond function and has IMPACT!
That is our passion as an initiative... Taking a diffused group of people who all want to do good and realizing how infinitely powerful we can be when we harness that power for good. From there, the sky is the limit.
Join with us as we venture into the world of helping to make others lives a little easier. Our first project involves raising $50,000 building a house with Habitat. Friends of PH have already been working hard and started chipping away at our goal!
For more information on how you can get involved, shoot us an email ... firstname.lastname@example.org
Look, we even have cool shirts...!
When I received my customized shirt, My brother and Tyler helped me do a fun photoshoot... (ingredients: one soft box, one bare bulb as rim, two road flares, a little rain, and three crazy photographers.)
and if you want a good laugh... here's an outtake from the shoot ;)