As posted on Jodie Schaefer Photography
Starting March 23, 2020 (For a limited time only)
I am launching the “Front Steps Portraits” for Welland Residents. This project was dreamed up by a talented photographer in Boston Massachusetts named Cara Soulia, and she encourages other photographers in other cities to use her idea – so here goes!
I am offering to take a five minute, “Front Steps Portrait” at your home. After your quick session, within a day, I will email you the digital file of your family (or single) portrait. IN EXCHANGE, I am asking that you make a donation to the OPEN ARMS MISSION here in Welland. The Open Arms Mission does such great work to help local families in need and I just think this is a great time to come together and support one another. I will be posting images to my website, Jodie Schaefer Photography Facebook page and Instagram Account using the following hashtags: #thefrontstepsprojectwelland, #promotesocialdistancingniagara, #supportopenarmsmissionwelland and #jodieschaeferphotography. I ask that you do the same so that we can help promote this project and help our community!
The purpose of this project is to bring us together when we might be feeling isolated and to document this time spent at home with your family. I want to highlight the faces of our community and neighbours and show that we really are all in this together, from our own homes. Participating in this project is also an opportunity to help some of those who need it most right now.
I will be taking images OUTSIDE ONLY and from at least 30 feet away. Our session will be brief, likely just 5 minutes. I will text you when I arrive to ensure to maintain all social distancing advisement. This is not a typical photo session where you need to get dressed-up and look your best. And besides, no business’s open to get something new – I encourage you to come outside to your steps dressed as you really are at home. Pets welcome!
This is the link to make your online donation to The Open Arms Mission in Welland. A suggestion would be $25-$50 BUT every bit helps and please give more if you can! Be sure to come back here after our session and click through and support our local community!! PLEASE BE SURE TO INDICATE “The Front Steps Project Welland” with your donation and then that way we can track our success!!! THANK YOU!