Low-income families get holiday photos

Posted at 8:01 PM, Dec 05, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-05 22:01:35-05

SALT LAKE CITY - A professional photographer gave lower income families the gift of a holiday memory on Wednesday.

The Salt Lake Head Start building turned into a photography studio on Wednesday as professional photographers gave low-income families holiday portraits.

Meghann Kopecky with Urbanity Studios says she saw a video online about taking free portraits for families and need and decided that it's something she should do.

"It's just a feel good, happy time of year and it makes sense to me," Kopecky said. "And I thought, that's definitely something up our alley, that we could do."

With the help of Salt Lake photographer Trevor Muhler, the group is giving Head Start families a holiday to remember with a gift they wouldn't have been able to get otherwise.

"The people we serve would not otherwise have this opportunity. Their young kids are growing up, who doesn't want a picture of their child during the holidays," said Joni Clark, community partnerships manager for Salt Lake Head Start.

More than 50 families had their family portraits taken on Wednesday.