The outbreak of COVID-19 has put our “normal lives” in a tailspin. Schools are closed, social distancing is a new norm and businesses are struggling. I heard of other photographers around the nation doing social distanced-approved sessions while asking their clients to support a local business or charity. Eager to spread joy during this unusual and hard time, I decided to launch my own #frontstepsproject.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”Theodore Roosevelt
Though these #frontstepsproject sessions are free, I request that the family supports a local charity or business. It has been a delight to capture several families outside their homes during this project. Many moms have told me that their session was the first time that they put on nice clothes or makeup. I’ve seen delight in many kids eyes as I’ve captured their photo during this rare time in our lives. Documenting history for these families to have a memory of the days when we all stayed home is something to be treasured.