The ninth annual Help Portrait event was held on Saturday in Maple Ridge, offering family photos by donation for the Christmas season.
Organizer Brenda Garcia said there were 250 families who took part last year, and the event was on its way to a similar number on Saturday afternoon.
Some 60 volunteers made it happen, doing hair and makeup, entertaining kids with crafts, taking photos, editing the images on screen, and finally printing and framing the pictures.
Every family left Golden Ears United Church with a free framed portrait.
It is a global cause, held annually on the first Saturday in December in many countries around the world.