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Photographers capture family portraits for holidays

Dec 18, 2013
Photo by: Ron MacArthur Morgan Garms photographs the Oritz family from Milford. The family includes (l-r)  Jael, Angel and baby Jayliana.

Sussex County photographers, friends, family and members of Coastal Camera Club joined forces Dec. 7 for the fifth annual Help Portrait at Delaware Technical Community College.

Setting up four studios in the student center, volunteers provided family portraits to families who otherwise could not have portraits made. Coordinator Keith Mosher said more than 190 individuals were photographed and more than 250, 5-by-7-inch prints were produced. Each family received a framed print of their portrait.

Volunteers also provided hair and make-up sessions for all who wanted it.

Help Portrait volunteers gather for a group shot before the event gets underway. (Source: Submitted)
Photographer Keith Mosher looks at a computer screen to select portraits to be printed. Mosher of KAM Photography has coordinated Help Portrait in Sussex County for the past five years. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Kyle Ten Eyck and Matt  Meiers prepare for their first sitting during Help Portrait. Four studios were set up at Delaware Tech College. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The student center at Delaware Tech College in Georgetown was transformed Dec. 7 into photo studios during the fifth annual Help Portrait. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Laura and Vincent LaFazia of Milford pose for the camera during a Help Portrait session. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Shedon and twins Jason and Jasaan Hayes of Millsboro smile for a family portrait. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Angel Ortiz of Milford tries to get his daughter, Jayliana, to smile for the camera. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Sometimes it takes more than just a photographer to get a smile. Photographer Morgan Garms zooms in as Jessica Messner, right, and Angel Ortiz work to make baby Jayliana smile. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
The Oney family of Laurel wear Christmas hats for their family portrait. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
Renee Wright, left, applies makeup to Sharmell Cheney as her daughter, Brianna, looks on. Five members of the family posed for a family portrait. (Photo by: Ron MacArthur)
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