When families moved work and school to home in Appleton, WI due to the pandemic of Covid-19, I wanted to offer a way to document the season. So to adhere to the recommended physical distancing, I created a way to pivot. I offered a limited booking of The Front Porch Series.
So many families were together during this strange time wanting to make the most of the unique time together. Desiring something to look forward to and something to do with the kids all cooped up. Something to simply remember the chaos.
And some were just wanting *something* to capture the sweet season of maternity. Life goes on. And it's crushing when something you were so looking forward to, like a maternity session, gets canceled for reasons out of your control. The Front Porch Series was my way of offering a little light in the darkness. And expressing my creativity.
Cause to me, photography is more than beautiful imagery. It's a calling. To capture and document, and more importantly, tell the story. This is why we have photojournalists who enter hot zones. Who risk their lives to tell important stories the world needs to know. This is how we have photos of historical events. Because photography is valuable. And its call and need never stop.
The Front Porch Series brought me so much life during this hard time. I had the best time capturing these families, and I'm incredibly grateful to have spent the time distantly with them.
I'm tossing around the idea of continuing to offer a version of The Front Porch Series to families beyond the pandemic. Because I found them that delightful. The raw and stripped-down version of these sessions takes a bit of the stress and fuss out that works better for some families.
What do you think? Would you book a session?