There’s no better time to update portraits of your loved ones — or your own portrait — than when members of Professional Photographers of America stand together to donate their time and talent to benefit the children of Operation Smile.
Professional photographers everywhere hear the same lament from their clients with grown children:
“I wish I had done a better job of updating my son or daughter’s portraits during childhood.” What better way is there to record the evolution of these magic growing-up-years than through professional portraits that make such an important difference in the lives of children in need of the gift of surgery!
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Activities and Fun
Celebration of Smiles Day is a great way for your child to show off his or her favorite activity, a uniform or costume . . . even a fun hat or favorite t-shirt. If you want your child to pose for this fun session as well as a face study, simply donate another $24 to Operation Smile.

Tweens and Teens
So much is going on in the lives of teenagers and those younger kids in their “tweens.” You know how quickly they grow up, so capture these special times through one or more Smile Sessions on Celebration of Smiles Day.

Adults and Elders
Professional photographers everywhere will tell you that adults and older folks are the hardest subjects to convince to have a portrait made; yet, few portraits are appreciated as much by their family members. That’s what makes them such perfect subjects for Celebration of Smiles Day! So keep this in mind: For every 10 portraits we make on this day, a precious child will receive the priceless gift of surgery provided by the volunteer medical professionals of Operation Smile. What better reason could there be for you, your spouse or significant other to take time to have your portraits made! And just think how much it would mean to you and your family to have grandparents or other beloved elder family members or friends photographed during this special promotion!

Not every Celebration of Smiles participating studio is equipped to photograph pets, but those listed as “Pet Friendly” in the Find Your Photographer section of this website are happy to accommodate your very special family member. Please let the photographer know the type and size of your pet before you arrive for your Smile Session.

Facebook Portraits
Are you less than thrilled with your Facebook photo, or perhaps you simply want a new “look”? If so, Celebration of Smiles Day is the perfect time to update your image. Great for teens or Facebook Friends of all ages!