As we all try to figure out our “new normal” for the coming weeks or months ahead, its important to find new and different ways to stay connected.
As photographer, I have spent countless hours documenting the connections between parents, children, siblings, grandparents, cousins, etc. Even though we are isolated, I know those connections are still happening within your four walls, I’m just not there to capture them for you.
That’s why I’ve joined #TheFrontStepsProject movement!! I will be taking 5 minute “Front Step Portraits” of my Stafford neighbors. After your session I will email you one digital file from your portrait session with me. In exchange, I’m asking for a good faith donation to the Fredericksburg Food Bank through this GoFundMe page. A $25-50 donation is recommended but any amount is appreciated.
I will be posting these images on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #thefrontstepsproject. Please share these posts. Let’s spread the word!
If you would like to participate, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your session. In order to participate, you must agree to allow your session photo to be posted on Facebook and Instagram.
These sessions will be brief, only about 5-10 minutes. They will take place outside ONLY, at least 15 feet from your front steps. You can dress up, wear sweats, a costume, really whatever you want. It’s totally up to you! Be YOURSELF.
To be clear: You will know when I am coming. You can step outside (ONLY), where I’ll be standing near your driveway or street, at least 15 feet away. I’ll take a couple quick shots and leave. I physically interact with no one, and touch nothing, during these sessions. I will smile, wave, and laugh with you… because couldn’t we all use a bit of that?
This is not a typical get-dressed-up-and-pose-for-the-photographer session. You can stand outside in your “day-time jammies”. Your kids can be mismatched, wearing their favorite costume of the day, bed-head, slippers and all. You can grab your glass of wine and plate of brownies and sit in your bathrobe. Have a furry family member? Bring them too! Have a Senior? Do they have their cap and gown? I’ll capture that moment for them as well. You CAN dress up if you’d like. What every you do, just be you!!
I have chosen the Fredericksburg Food Bank as my charity of choice as they are helping Stafford County Public Schools (SCPS) support students with meals during this time. For more information on where students (and families) may receive a meal during the day visit the SCPS website: https://www.staffordschools.net/Page/29205
#TheFrontStepsProject was created by Cara Soulia (www.carasoulia.com) from Needham, MA, designed to keep us connected as a #community, while also giving back to those who have fallen on hard times during this global crisis.