Porch Portraits Project
When 2020 started I don't think anyone would have ever guessed how crazy this year was going to be;I know I sure didn't. I was excited for a new age "Roaring Twenties" with flapper dresses, men in suits, jazz...a girl can dream, haha! Unfortunately we got a whole different side of the '20s! Who knew how drastically things would change over a couple very LONG months. As a photographer over the months that all of this transpired are normally when I would be advertising mini sessions for different seasons and holidays, chatting with families for sessions, photographing seniors, planning with brides and grooms for their weddings, photographing births and newborns. That all came to a screeching halt when this pandemic began.
So many people's lives have been turned upside down with the Covid-19 Pandemic and I've been racking my brain on how I can help others, aside from staying safely at home, and while also being able to do what I love. Recently a good friend of mine started a Facebook group called "Adopt a Senior" for Pasco County Florida. The community really came together and started "adopting" these seniors by sending gifts for these poor kids who have missed out on so much from the last months of their senior year of high school.
It has been AMAZING to see everyone pitch in which helped me figure out how I, as a photographer, could help the seniors and families in my community, while practicing safe social distancing- Porch Portraits! I've seen photographers in other states do this and LOVED the idea! It's a great way to be creative and a nice distraction for families! It's really important to document this time in our lives as well which is where I come in. I shared my idea in the Facebook group and was blown away by the response! My phone was blowing up with messages from parents wanting to do this for their children and so many saying it has really brightened their kids day and given them something to look forward to! Which honestly that is the whole point, we need something to look forward to during this difficult time and if that is something I can give these kids and families and it is the very least I can do!
Right now I am limiting my sessions to Zephyrhills, Dade City, and Wesley Chapel area which is close to home for me and I would love to continue helping other familes document this crazy quarentine life. Please feel free to reach out to set up your session. [email protected]
Below are a few sessions I've done so far.