I have always been a believer of “taking the damn photo.” For me that means documenting big (and small!) events in my life with plenty of pictures. As I grew older, that became more about taking as many photos as possible with my children. When I was approached a few weeks ago by local Atlanta photographer Hannah of Rosethorn Studio to do a “front porch session,” I knew I wanted to take part in this really unique shoot.
Photographers all around our country are supporting charities by shooting photos of families on their front porches during this time. Nothing like this virus has been seen in our generation, and the concept of these front porch sessions is to capture a moment in time, giving us a snapshot to look back on.
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So many of us are feeling isolated from our families, friends and the rest of our communities. These front porch sessions aim to give us a simple happy photograph to keep us moving forward during this time.
I didn’t know what to expect from front porch sessions, especially with the necessity of staying safe during this time. I was so impressed with Hannah’s professionalism. She let me know that she only does these front porch sessions in a safe and responsible way by following all CDC social distancing recommendations, including keeping her distance, wearing a face mask and only photographing healthy individuals.
Hannah texted me when she was on the way to our home with an ETA and texted again when she arrived so that we could come right outside. She came no closer than 10 feet the entire time, but yet still managed to engage our family in conversation and make Archer laugh. The whole session was quick and easy, and honestly pretty fun!
I also loved that Rosethorn Studio is giving back through these front porch sessions to Feed the Need Atlanta, a nonprofit that is providing meals for Healthcare Professionals and First Responders, while also supporting local, family-owned restaurants.
With Georgia now under a stay-at-home order, Rosethorn Studio has currently paused their front porch sessions to join the movement to “flatten the curve.” However, you can reach Hannah on their website to join the list for when these sessions start again!
I love that front porch sessions are uniting our community. Thank you so much Hannah and Rosethorn Studio for giving our family a special image to remember this incredibly hard time.