Bringing holiday portraits to DC families
Written on Thursday, December 12, 2013 at 4:00 pm by Jessica Raven in Bread for the City, Community, Staff, volunteers
Five years ago, an idea was bantered about the office to help clients access free holiday portraits in time for the holidays. And not the kind you find on awkwardfamilyphotos.com — the good kind. One thing led to another and now, this holiday season, we’ve just celebrated Bread for the City’s Fifth Annual Holiday Portraits Session!
The goal was simple: make professional photographers available to clients who want to have a portrait taken and to order them free prints. Now that Bread is bigger, we’re able to offer the portraits at both our Northwest and Southeast Centers and serve ever more families.
Coordinated by two fantastic volunteer photographers and long-time Bread for the City advocates, Jessica Del Vecchio and Sarah Hodzic, this year’s Holiday Portraits were a blast! More than 50 people dressed their best — some donning outfits and accessories from our very own clothing room — and will soon be receiving free, professional family photos from Bread for the City’s Holiday Portraits.
Thanks a million to our absolutely amazing photography volunteers: Jessica Del Vecchio, Sarah Hodzic, Chris Williams, Joe Foley, Alicyn Drew, Lauren Rutten, and Leslie Forte! And, of course, we must give a shout out to the photographer who got it all off the ground so long ago, Steve Goldenberg.
A picture really is worth a thousand words.