Simplicity + Sweetness – The Front Porch Session

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6/02/2020

It goes without saying that life has been turned on it’s head ever since the pandemic broke out. Masks are now an accessory, working from home is here to stay, and families are truly learning to adapt to all of the extra time with each other. Except our pets, they’ve won the freaking lottery.

There always seems to be a silver lining, even in the dreariest of situations and I’ve found that to be no different as a photographer.

Yes, sessions and weddings are being rescheduled, sadly some even canceled and most are simply trying to just put more space between them and this crazy virus.

From it all though this beautiful movement of “Front Porch” sessions arose. A wonderful way of keeping people safe, supporting small business, and perhaps even a way to document our own place during these unique times.

I admittedly was not considering offering them myself at first, being just as fearful as the next person about everything going on and wanting to keep my own family safe. As I have an “intimate” and up close approach with my subjects for those yummy, emotion filled moments I didn’t feel I’d capture the same quality, needing to keep my distance.

I couldn’t have been more wrong.

Maybe it’s the ease of getting ready and walking no further than your front porch, or that you’re at your own home, the one with all the memories and happiness. Whatever it is, I couldn’t be more in love with the good feel moments I’ve captured during this time.

I truly hope “front porch” sessions are here to stay and are requested often. I’ve been shown that you don’t need to find a dramatic setting to capture photos worthy of their own spot on your wall. Just stick to the basics…squished together with the ones you love most, at the place you feel the most warmth, during a time that as uncertain as it may be can still have a silver lining.

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