Oh my, 2020 has been a crazy year, has it not? I know it’s certainly not what I imagined.
My fiancé (now husband) and I were actually planning a wedding for this year, so have gone through the rollercoaster of that – from “maybe it can
still happen?” to 2nd and 3rd and 4th best/worst case scenarios. Due to a variety of reasons, like uncertainty if we’d be able to travel back and forth to see each other for an unprecedented amount of time, we decided to elope early. While it wasn’t our top choice for wedding celebrations, the important part is that we got to spend so much extra time with each other and are now united in the marriage covenant.
We all have stories to tell of these times. These strange, unbelievable, movie-plot times. I knew I couldn’t stay still during it all, so I modified my annual Spring Micro Sessions – they became Porchtrait Sessions, inspired by other photographers in different places whose work I’d come across. I set out to capture happy memories that families can look back on to remember COVID-19 and Social Isolation/Distancing with a smile. Maintaining social distancing all the while and grateful for my collection of lenses, I traveled to many different neighborhoods and captured portraits of families on their front porches and in their yards, when invited. I am so thankful for the 25 families (some who requested their images to remain private) who welcomed me over 🙂