I have created a little series with our porch sessions to bring to light what our community is experiencing, feeling and doing during the COVID-19 quarantine and Safer At Home mandates.
Each of the families that participated in our porch sessions answered a series of questions and we asked them to be as open and vulnerable as they’d like. We are all feeling so many emotions, ups and downs, happiness, sad, discouraged, fears, and hopefulness that I wanted to make sure this time wasn’t forgotten.
A true statement that we are all in this together – and everything we are feeling is ok, accepted and we aren’t alone.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST GRATEFUL FOR DURING THESE TIMES?
More time with the kids and my hubby even though we drive each other a little crazy and by a little I mean a lot.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST FEARFUL OF CONCERNED ABOUT DURING THIS TIME?
Older people in my life contracting the viruses. Also, I’m concerned about people’s depression and anxiety worsening with all the isolation and chaos.
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE YOU (AND YOUR FAMILY) DOING TO PASS THE TIME?
More bubbles, water activities, dinosaurs, Legos, digging in the garden, training our new pup…
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO BRING JOY TO YOUR DAY?
Trying to take moments to be present and enjoy the silver lining in all of this. It forces us to slow down. I’m enjoying more walks with our new puppy and more bike and scooter rides with the kids.
WHAT DO THESE PICTURES MEAN TO YOU?
When the world slowed down and became more isolated it allowed our family to become more present and appreciative of one another. We have each other no matter what goes on in this world.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO HAVE THESE PICTURES DURING THIS MOMENT IN TIME?
It’s nice to capture a time when everything slowed down and we had each other to get through this.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY TO PASS TIME DURING THIS QUARANTINE?
Looking in my children’s eyes and hearing their voices and listening to their thoughts. Watching them grow and learn with one another.
YOUR MOST FRUSTRATING MOMENT AS OF YET DURING THIS QUARANTINE?
See above… haha!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO POST-SAFER AT HOME?
Not having to wear a mask. Happy hours with my co-workers. Dinner dates with the family. TRAVEL!
ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD OR EXPRESS?
I don’t know how long it will take to get back to normal… but I hope we can all learn to appreciate the present more.
Thank you Krista!
XOXO, Erica and Zeb
Want your own Quarantine IRL photos?
So if you’d like to take part in these #QuarantineIRLsessions here are the details. We are offering them when and where we can until this is all over or until we can’t.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or DM me on IG at @kristamasonphotography to set up your own session or to pay it forward to a loved one. The sessions are at 10+ feet distance, take about 5-10 minutes. Love to you all.