We’re almost there, friends. We’re almost to the point where we can do some normal things, like pick up coffee that we didn’t make at home, or get a Mrs. Yoder’s doughnut at the South of the James Farmer’s Market (can you imagine the length of that line if it’s socially-distanced?).
We’re not back to total normal yet, nor will we be for a while. But I finally got to shoot photos of someone else’s family recently, which felt like a good step toward normal. I discovered I needed that a lot more than I thought I would. Amanda took me up on my Family Porchraits offer week before last, and I was so glad to pull up in front of their beautiful home and stand an appropriate distance from them to take some photos of her beautiful family.
I was on their sidewalk for less than 15 minutes, but we were able to get some updated family photos, chat about quarantine life, and discuss how our families have been dealing with this phase. Every family is dealing differently, I know. Some families aren’t seeing too many changes, due to pre-Covid work or family life, while others are seeing every aspect of life being affected.
That’s why half of the family Porchraits session fee is going to the Giving Wall organization. The Giving Wall is based in Richmond and is helping Richmond individuals who have been hit especially hard right now.
It was really nice to be able to sit across from a family on a beautiful late-spring afternoon, even for only a few minutes. I can’t wait to do more of this, more often, and in more locations around Richmond! Amanda, thank you for inviting me over for your family porchraits, it was so great to see you again in person!