[Stacy being interviewed by USAA in San Diego, California, USA, on 20 OCT 2013.]

Q: How much does it cost?
A: Absolutely nothing! Stacy will provide each veteran a free high resolution file of their portrait, which they may use for private purposes. They may have them printed wherever, and however, they choose.

Q: What are the pictures used for?
A: The primary use is for the veteran – a gift of thanks for their service, free of charge. No portrait is used for any other purpose without the veteran’s consent. There have been printed exhibitions across the US, and Veteran’s Day tributes showcasing some of the VPP portraits – highlighting the veteran’s service.

Q: Do I have to be a veterans of foreign war to take part?
A: You do not have to be a veteran of foreign war (VFW) to participate. So long as you served, and are a DD Form 214 holder, you qualify.

Q: What do I wear?
A: You can wear whatever you like – uniform or civilian clothes. Bringing a military memento or old photo always helps, and is encouraged, but it isn’t necessary.

Q: Can I be photographed with my spouse?
A: The VPP is reserved for veterans only. If your spouse is a veteran, they’re welcome to pose with you. If they are not, it’s “time permitting” only, with no guarantees.

25 thoughts on “Frequently Asked Questions

      1. John Bates here. Terrie and I have been in communication but some how she has dropped off the net this morning. I understand that I have a 1215 shoot with you today. Can you please confirm. I can’t find a phone number for you anywhere. Hope to talk/see you soon. John


    1. Thank you for the message. I am interested in registering for the 9/7 event in Nashville, but do not see any information on making a contact for that event. How does that work?


  1. I am a Vietnam Era veteran and am sorry I didn’t know about this when you passed thru St. Pete where I live. I would like to be photographed when you return to Tampa. What a cool thing you are doing. Thanks for your service.


  2. Good morning Stacy,
    Thank you for all your time and effort in this project.
    Do you have any plans for the Charleston, SC area for portraits?
    Mark Frazer


  3. My husband served in Viet Nam as a dustoff crew chief. I would love to see him photographed and get some of the recognition he deserves. Can you add him to a list of potential subjects when you come to the D.C./Baltimore area?


  4. Hi Stacy,
    I am currently signed up for your class at Photocon in Oklahoma City at the end of March.
    My dad is a Vietnam veteran, and I am wondering what the chances are that you might take his photograph while you are in town??
    Thanks for all you have done and continue to do!


  5. I didn’t get a reply to my previous question (11/19/18). I now see that your 2019 schedule lists a photo session in DC sometime in May 2019. Can I get on a list to be notified when this becomes more certain? Thanks.


  6. My Dad is a WWII Army veteran. We just celebrated his 96th birthday. A portrait of him would be a great gift. He is still active, good health, a full head of hair and is very handsome!
    Will you be in Pennsylvania?


  7. My husband is a vet and would be interested in an event in or close to San Francisco. I am happy to help with any logistics and possibly Co-host. Thx!


  8. This is so awesome! I wish that I would have thought of it, lol!
    I’m a photographer too and have been taking pics for 40yrs +. But I am a buildings, architecture, and abstraction stylist and you have ZERO competition from me in portraiture. My childhood heroine was Margaret Bourke-White, and she was a huge influence on my eye for pulling detail out of structural “ruins”.
    I hate to ask but this is so cool that I want to ask if you’re still doing this and if I could arrange a portrait? I don’t know how you do this, esp. if you live far away from Texas, bc that’s where I am.
    Feel free to reach out via email or call and let’s talk about it. I’d love to be a part!
    Debbe Ferris, Medic, USAF, 1990-1994


  9. Do you accept a picture of a deceased Veteran as in like a Thanks to You in honor of your service? He served in Vietnam at 17-22 and died at 30 from Agent Orange. My twin brothers were also severely birth defected and one was microcephalic.


    1. I’m sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Thank you for reaching out. The Veterans Portrait Project takes portraits of veterans, so we don’t archive old service images. You may want to check with the NVMM, National Veterans Memorial and Museum, though. Most Sincerely,


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