Shortly after I started getting serious about my digital photography, I contacted one of my good friends, Mickael, to see if he was interested in modeling for me as I started to build my portfolio. If you know Mike, you know that he was down for the get down. So, we caught up with one another and shot at a few spots around town. One of those locations was my front porch. Mike, who is a fashion connoisseur, did what Mike does best, look good in everything he wears. Getting him to give me something to work with is like asking a fish to swim in water. Every pose, glance, head turn and nonchalant gesture he made gave me an image that I would hang on any wall in any house.
COVID-19 has been a burden on many families around the world. They have not been able to do many of the activities they had planned and are, for the most part, confined to their homes. For most families who have children in high school, they were unable to experience their proms, senior portraits, graduation and every other benefit that comes with crossing the finish line of their years in secondary education. It’s rough! I have twin boys and I can see the toll that the pandemic has taken on them as we manage our lives from the safety of our home. But the one thing that brightens their day is when I pull out my camera out and ask them to pose for a few pictures. The smiles that appear on their faces brings joy to my soul.
That joy and happiness is what I want to achieve with my Porch Portraits. This portrait session is perfect for families and/or individuals to simply take a seat or stand on their porch for a short photo shoot. This is a contactless and easy way to bring the family together for a professional picture to share with friends and family on social media or even as a Christmas card. Or you can just simply be like Mike. Just sit back, do you and let your friends admire your grace.