In what seems like an instant, the world flattened. Neighbors, friends, family, all became the same distance away. We all started existing in a virtual world. And yet our lives continue, life is there, right behind the wall of our front door.
As a photographer, this is a uniquely strange time, as I am used to interacting with babies, kiddos, parents, grandparents, all to capture life in still moments, as it is, to document us as we are in this moment of time. This is why when I heard about the “Front Step Portraits”, started by Boston area Photographer Cara Soulia, I had to jump on board.
Starting today, I am offering to take five minute ‘Front Steps Portraits” for families in Broome County. After your quick session, I will share with you the digital file of your portrait. In exchange, I am asking you to make a good faith donation to Community Hunger Outreach Warehouse (CHOW) who are in urgent need for donations due to the effects of the Coronavirus. The donation can be made via my GoFundMe page.
I will be posting these images on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #thefrontstepsproject and #thefrontstepsprojectbroomecounty. Please share these posts. Let’s spread the word!
The purpose of this project is to bring us together when we might feel isolated. I aim to highlight the faces of our community during a time when we might not see them in passing at the grocery store, coffee shop, on the train or at the gym. Participating in this project is also an opportunity to step up to help those who need it most right now.
I will be taking images outside ONLY and from at least 10 feet away. Our session will be brief, likely just 5 minutes. This is not a typical get-dressed-up-and-pose-for-the-photographer session. Want to stand outside in your pajamas and slippers? Sounds good to me. Kids in mismatched clothes but you’re thrilled they got dressed? Fantastic. Wearing your bike gear because you’re headed off to ride a trail in the nice weather? Love it!
To sign up for your session, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or send me a Facebook message. At this time I am only accepting families in Broome County but hopefully, more photographers around the region will join in.