On the Front Steps

I understand that it is hard to talk about a project like this without coming off as showy or pretentious. In an age where almost anything can be perceived as offensive, allow me to keep this brief and assure you - I don’t care. 

Thank you so much to the many families who reached out to me and willingly got their pictures taken during a time period without barbers or salons, and selflessly gave to the many charities listed below. I know that these sessions were quick, distant, and far from ordinary. Regardless, know that I enjoyed every one of our conversations. It was a pleasure to take part in helping you document the one time your entire family was under one roof, celebrate your big days, and announce some good news. Thank you for your generosity, and for giving me a reason to get out of my sweatpants and back on the road. 

Stock The FreezerThe ALS AssociationThe Mother Teresa HomeNiagara HospiceAutism ServicesCare n Share Food PantrySydell Group Employee Relief FundFeedmore WNYThe Cystic Fibrosis FoundationThe Little Free PantryRelay for LifeErie County SPCAThe St Vincent de Paul SocietyCrises ServicesDaughters of St Vincent de Paul Niagara County SPCAHeart & Soul

The Front Steps Project was started by a New England Photographer named Cara Souila. While I love this project and was happy to take part in it, the credit for the idea goes exclusively to her. 

Maternity BC (Before COVID)

Allow me to take you back to a simpler time, before face masks and social distancing. Back where people were getting pregnant before it was the cool thing to do during an isolation period. I’m talking about maternity sessions before COVID. 

The Capuson family has grown over the past two months, they have recently welcomed their first baby girl Cali to the world. We were all looking forward to an exciting first 48 session, but unfortunately, we had to put that on hold due to the current state of the world. 

The sun was shining and the wind was blowing on this cool spring day at Fort Niagara. We had a great time walking through the woods and talking about the exciting time that lay ahead of them.

An Almost Too Late Parade

There is a lot going on right now. The news keeps bouncing between “not a big deal” and “buy all of the toilet paper” and frankly, it’s getting exhausting. With terms like “social isolation” and “gathering ban” floating around, a lot of people are starting to feel overwhelmed.

Coming in just under the “no gathering” wire, my small town of Youngstown NY held their annual St. Patricks day parade on Saturday. The parade is short, sweet, and just what we needed to brighten the gloomy day. So we bundled up Eliza, grabbed the camera, and hit the town. Luckily for the attendees, the bars were open, the weather was fine, and most importantly - there was a float that tossed rolls of toilet paper as a souvenir. 

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