The Flagstaff Front Porch Photography Project: Support Your First Responders!
All proceeds from this project will be donated to Arizona First Responder Charities including: The 100 Club of Arizona, The First Responders Children’s Foundation, and The Arizona’s Firefighters Charities. Support Your First Responders with the Flagstaff Front Porch Photography Project!
Photographers and people around the country are taking “front porch photos” during the coronavirus pandemic to document their experience for future generations. The whole project is about bringing the community together when we have to stay apart. I am extending the Front Steps campaign to raise money to help support our first responders and medical heroes during these trying times.
We are living in unprecedented times. As a photographer of social events (weddings), individual, family, business portraits and sports, the recent closing of schools and the virtual shut down of our towns and cities—basically our lives as we have known it—has shut everything down.
It is a difficult time for so many and I am grateful that we are here close to family, that all of us are healthy and safe, and also grateful for the people continuing to work like first responders, grocery store workers, truck drivers, delivery services, restaurants doing carry out, and all of our essential workers.
More available dates based on demand. Email: Monica@SaatyPhotography.com
Donations will be collected through Venmo @SaatyPhotography
Lump sum donations will be split equally and provided to the three amazing charities.
Ready to Book?
Who can have their photo taken?
The front steps sessions are available to any Flagstaff families, couples, singles, roommates — whoever is living in your home or apartment right now — including pets, of course!
Where will the photos be taken?
The photos will be taken OUTSIDE ONLY (no matter the weather) and at a distance of ten feet. Front or back of house will work – depending on the type of lighting. Taking pictures outside, from a distance, is one of the safest ways to get portraits while mitigating the spread of the virus.
What if we don’t live in a house?
No worries! We all live in different types of housing – some of us don’t have front steps. I will come to you and photograph you outside your residence.
What should we wear?
This is not the time to dress the family in matching/perfectly coordinated outfits or Sunday best (though if you want to, you can!). This is meant to be a documentary-style photo. PJ’s and slippers are OK if you’re getting through some days like I am! Or since you don’t need to care what your kids look like for “school,” feel free to let them pick out their outfits, whether or not they mismatched or weather appropriate. Do they want to wear their Halloween costume? Go for it! Are you a health care worker or someone on the front lines? Feel free to pose in your scrubs or work uniform because we all want to know who you are so that we can thank you.
Do we get a copy of our photo?
You will receive an edited high-resolution digital copy of your family portrait in both color and black/white. I will be collecting the charitable donations and contributing a lump sum to each of the three charities listed below. (The suggested donation is $25, but any amount is appreciated.)
Which charities are you donating to?
The 100 Club of Arizona, The First Responders Children’s Foundation, and The Arizona’s Firefighters Charities.
What if we can’t make a donation?
No worries! I want to include everyone. Also, if you need assistance, let me know so I can connect you with local resources in the community.