Portraits of Love is a photography project created by The PhotoImaging Manufacturers and Distributors Association (PMDA) and the Soldiers' Angels volunteer organization. "The goal of the Project is to provide 10,000 U.S. soldiers around the world with portraits of their families and loved ones this holiday season, taken by the incredibly talented photographers within our industry. The Project will help soldiers create their own private world - one in which when they lay down at night, in the barracks, in the tents, or wherever they are, they can gaze upon their loved ones."

PMDA has designated the months of October through December to set up photo shoots and gather soldiers' families on military bases and in photographer’s studios across the country. Photographers are asked to take a free portrait of a family whose loved one is serving in the armed forces overseas, and to then upload the photos to a designated site. The actual printing and mailing of the portrait is provided. The photos will then be sent to the soldiers overseas and to their families here in the United States in time for the holidays.

For more information on the project, for a list of benefits and instructions for photographers, and to sign up as either a photographer or a military family, visit their website: http://www.pmdaportraitsoflove.com

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