I founded the Portraits 4 Patriots network to help those who have faithfully served this nation look their very best. We are a Colorado Springs, Colorado based philanthropic program that specializes in creating exceptional headshot portraits for our service members and spouses as they transition to civilian careers. Our services are provided free of charge.
Each year, over 200,000 service members will transition out of the military and into the civilian work force. That’s a million potential new hires over the next five years. From cover letters and college applications to the all-important LinkedIn profile, getting recognized in today’s job market requires a great headshot. A cursory glance through applicants will reveal an alarming number of phone-pics and selfies and even images with other people cropped out of them! Many will use their official DoD photo while some go without one, altogether. LinkedIn has noted that profiles with professional portraits are viewed 14 more times than those without. That’s a massive disadvantage just because of a weak headshot!
Together, we are doing more than taking pictures; we are crafting professional headshots that showcase the strength and determination of those who have served. We're empowering our men and women in uniform to feel confident in their new image as they transition into the American workforce. We are #Portraiteers, helping America's Patriots to continue strengthening our nation.
If you are a transitioning service member in need of a headshot, please get in touch! If you are a photographer looking for a way to volunteer, we likely have an opportunity available near you.