My daughter shared a post with me about #TheFrontStepsProject where family portraits are taken on their front porches and the fee was “Pay What you May”. All of the proceeds went to charities. About the time I was prepared to move forward with that idea, our state activated the “Stay At Home” order. As I was trying to figure out a way to proceed, a couple other photographers here in Indiana (Sandra Shinkfield (https://sandrashinkfield.com) and Becky at Always Happy Life Photography (https://www.alwayshappylifephotography.com) crafted #TheFrontDoorSelfie!!
So – I am joining in on the movement #thefrontdoorselfie and offer this to families of the Greenwood, Indiana area.
Here is how you can help your community:
- Make a donation to a charitable organization of your choice. Snap a pic of the receipt (you can remove the amount if you prefer).
- Take a selfie of your family and/or pet in front of or inside your house. This could be by your front door, back door, patio door, garage door – inside or outside – you just need a door in the photo.
- Send both the selfie and charity receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org with a note that says #TheFrontDoorSelfie.
- And of course, post you selfie to neighborhood facebook page! Share! Share!
When COVD-19 is no longer a threat to our community and Indiana lifts the Stay At Home order, I will reach out to you and set up a quick session to photograph your family in front of your front door. This should take no more than 15 minutes of your time. Then you’ll receive a digital file as my thanks for participating in this very important time of our lives. We can all do our part to flatten the curve.
Someday you’ll look back on these photos and remember the lessons we taught our families and tell stories about how you helped your community.
You can choose a charitable organization of your choice but here are some ideas:
Salvation Army Red Shield Center of Johnson County: http://salvationarmyindiana.org
CARE Pantry: http://www.centergrove.k12.in.us
The Refuge: http://www.therefugeinc.com
CDC Foundation: https://www.cdcfoundation.org/
National Domestic Violence Hotline: https://www.thehotline.org/help/
The American Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/
COVID-19 United Way Relief Fund https://www.unitedway.org/recovery/covid19#
My photography colleagues – Want to participate? #thefrontdoorselfie Let’s share because we are all better in this world together!