Help-Portrait Day is a national event where photographers give back to their local communities. I specialize in pet portraits, but for Help-Portrait, I enjoy photographing people. My focus this year is LGBT teens. As a mom and sister of members of the LGBT community, I share the anxiety of these turbulent times. A professional portrait is one way to reaffirm the beauty and worth of each one of us, and that’s my gift to you!

Appointments in my Middletown, Ohio studio (Dogpatch Pet Portraits) will last 15 minutes. You will receive a digital file for online sharing and an 8×10 print mailed to your home.

Who can come?

Any area LGBT teens (a friend or family member can join you in your portrait)

What is the cost?

No cost!

Do I need an appointment?

To guarantee a spot, yes. To make an appointment, please sign up at http://dogpatchpix.studio-booking.com/booking/help-2016/.

Where is the event?

At the Middletown Pendleton Art Center, 1105 Central Ave, Middletown, OH 45044, Studio 114. Parking is on the street and around the building. Call Susan at 513-594-5258 if the building is locked.

Will my portraits be posted online?

No portraits will be posted online unless you give permission.

What if I have questions?

Call or e-mail Susan Gertz at dogpatchpix@gmail.com or 513-594-5258.