Scott Bideau: The gift of a portrait |

Scott Bideau: The gift of a portrait

On Dec. 10, photographers, make-up artists, hair stylists and other volunteers from throughout the Steamboat Springs community will gather for the third year of Help Portrait Steamboat.

The idea behind Help Portrait, a worldwide movement recently brought to Steamboat, is simple: 1. Find someone in need, 2. Take their portrait and 3. Print their portrait.

The Steamboat Springs chapter of Help Portrait has already provided hundreds of people with a free portrait — many of whom never had their picture taken before. We expect more guests this year than ever before, with special invitations extended to clients of Horizons, Routt County Human Services, Selah, Lift-Up Food Bank, Northwest Colorado Health, Fatherhood Program of Routt County and anyone else who has never had their portrait taken or couldn’t otherwise afford such a service.

I am especially excited this year due to a larger than ever expected turnout and several of our former guests returning to volunteer. We’ve also got some new surprises lined up for our guests.

The Help Portrait Steamboat event takes place on Saturday, Dec. 10th at Library Hall in the Bud Werner Memorial Library. Only a few spots remain, and reservations are required.

Visit or call 970-846-9164 to RSVP or volunteer. There is no catch and no cost — the event is purely our gift to individuals and families in need.

Scott Bideau

Help Portrait Steamboat founder and coordinator

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