For the second year in a row, a group of Indianapolis photographers have provided senior portraits for homeless students. The story was covered by WTHR Channel 13 Indianapolis.

A group of homeless Indiana high school students got the chance to take senior pictures Saturday.

The annual photo sessions are put together by Studio 57 and Outreach, a group that works with homeless youth. The kids get makeup and hair stylists, plus lunch and a presentation celebrating the students’ accomplishments.

“Sometimes I feel like it’s just me, but then man… you get to hear everybody’s stories and it’s like wow… and it brings you closer because you know what they’ve been through and you know you have similar stories,” said Britney Long, a senior at Arsenal Tech.

It’s an event that touches everyone involved.

“The girls love it. It makes them feel really good. They love it when they get all dolled up and get their pictures taken,” said Andrea Smith, owner of Studio 57. “To actually have access to all these professional photographers, makeup artists — I love the way that it makes them feel.”

The Outreach program helps students get transportation, school supplies, caps and gowns, and helps them apply for college and financial aid.

From WTHR Indianapolis

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