Sometimes I feel like we are living in a movie with all that is going on in our world today. The one thing that remains constant is community, family, neighbours and friends.
The purpose of #TheFrontStepProject is to bring some light into dark times and to bring us together virtually when at times we might feel really isolated. With this project the goal is to highlight faces within the community during a time when we might not see them regularly. Participating in this project also is an opportunity to give back and help those who need it now.
As a photographer, I typically spend time capturing images of families in times of joy: babies on the way, newborns, siblings, grandparents and more. Those moments of joy are still happening in homes right now. I know it. But I can’t be there to capture them and I truly miss that.
A little history on #TheFrontStepsProject - On March 17, photographer Cara Soulia posted her first image of a Needham family. From there the project has expanded all over her community and beyond.
Essentially the goal is to bring people together in the community by documenting this time by taking five-minute “Front Steps Portraits” of Listowel and area residents. Each day we take a few hours to scurry around town and snap super fast images of requested families on their front steps. In exchange for the professional image, your session fee will be donated to a community organization that is in need right now.
Looking to book a session, start by clicking the link attached here and fill out the request for session form. Once Nicole receives it you will get an email with a date. This is flexible based on peoples work schedules. On the designated date there is a window of time between 5:30 and 7:00pm that I will be taking photos. I will text you when I am on route to confirm your session. Once I am there, You can step outside, where a photographer (your Listowel neighbour!) will be standing near your driveway or street, at least 10 feet away. I will take a couple quick shots and leave. We physically interact with no one, and touch nothing, during these sessions.
We *do* smile and laugh with you, however, and don’t we all need a little bit of that right now?
After your quick session, we will email you the digital file of your portrait. In exchange for this session I would ask that you e-transfer $20.00 to firstname.lastname@example.org and at the end of the project I will make a donation to The Salvation Army Food Bank and The United Way
Please note I have checked with medical professionals in our area, at at the current time, as long as we are adhering to the social distance guidelines this project is OK. If we are told otherwise, then Kaufman Klicks Photography will have to stop these sessions.
This is not a typical get-dressed-up-and-pose-for-the-photographer session. Want to stand outside in your pajamas and slippers? Sounds good to us. Kids in mismatched clothes but you’re thrilled they got dressed? Fantastic. Wearing your bike gear because you’re headed off to ride a trail in the nice weather? Love it!