Shortly after the storm of COVID-19 came to be, I heard about a photographer out of Massachusetts doing something called #thefrontstepsproject. It was such an amazing and uplifting idea it inspired me and many other photographers to jump start this project in our communities. I had an overwhelming response from over 100 families who wanted to participate in the #thefrontstepsproject. In exchange for a 5 minute family portrait session, I asked the families to make a donation to Feeding Tampa Bay or the American Red Cross. I brought my long lens camera with me so I could easily maintain a safe distance. Most of the time I was taking shots from the street, inside my car! I encouraged families to get creative with props and posters and they did not disappoint! From rolls of toilet paper and cleaning supplies to posters of thank yous to our health care workers, each family portrait was so special.
The Tampa community is so wonderful! I’m so glad I was able to capture an uplifting moment in time for these families. Smiling and showing love during times of stress….from 15 feet away… made such a difference and I’m glad I could be apart of it. #thefrontstepsproject was togetherness at its finest. Thanks to all the families for your donations to the American Red Cross and Feeding Tampa Bay!
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