Front Steps Project: Round 1

Front Porch Session Arlington, VA

It seems like a lifetime ago that social distancing first began and we started living in this weird world we are living in now. Before the stay-at-home order was put in place for Virginia I was lucky enough to be a part of The Front Steps Project. As a family photographer in Northern Virginia, I wondered how I could use my skills to bring some happiness to my neighborhood. I was  been inspired by photographers around the country taking part - mainly Cara Soulia in Boston, MA who started the project - who were spreading joy (and NOT the Coronavirus!) to their neighbors.


#theFrontStepsProject aims to bring communities together (virtually and with strict social distancing) in a time when we are all isolated. Five-minute portraits are taken of families on their front porches. All sessions are outside using a long lens from at least 10 feet away.  The sessions are meant to document this unique time and spread some joy in our neighborhoods!  Absolutely no fee or catch, but please consider making a donation to Arlington Food Assistance Center or Calvary Women’s Services (or another charity that is helping those in need during this difficult time.)


I only got to do a couple weeks of Front Steps portraits before the stay-at-home order was put in place. But in those 2 weeks I met 31 amazing families! I photographed dogs, cats, people on conference calls, kids in pajamas and even a parrot named Skittles. Everyone donated to Calvary Women’s Services, Arlington Food Assistance Center, and other charities. I estimate that we've raised $3000 so far for our community.  Thank you for your generosity!


As soon as it’s safe to do so, sessions will resume, so those of you who had their sessions postponed or are on the waiting list: thank you for your patience and I’ll be in touch! Everyone stay well. ❤


More info and to get on the waitlist: https://www.sarahgoldman.com/Front-Steps-Project