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 hopefullness 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?
The unexpected gift of more time. It’s the one thing you can’t make more of.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST FEARFUL OF OR CONCERNED ABOUT DURING THIS TIME?
The financial stability of my company and our household and our ability to continue to pay for our house
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE YOU (AND YOUR FAMILY) DOING TO PASS THE TIME?
Lots of cooking, walks in nature (in our backyard lol), meditation, reading. I’ve even gotten my husband to do yoga with me finally!
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO BRING JOY TO YOUR DAY?
I’m really trying to reconnect with what makes me happy. I’m listening to music more, spending hours reading a good book, making a nice meal and even setting the table to make it more special on a regular old Tuesday night.
WHAT DO THESE PICTURES MEAN TO YOU?
They are a reminder of the joy and pain of this time. I never want to forget that we went through this and came out ok on the other side. They remind me of the evolution we are all experiencing right now. Becoming more mindful, more grateful, more appreciative, more resilient. I hope, after we slip back into the hustle and bustle of “normal” life, we don’t lose these gifts that stillness has brought into our lives.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO HAVE THESE PICTURES DURING THIS MOMENT IN TIME?
I will cherish them forever! They are a reminder of what is truly important to me and remind me of how grateful I am to have my incredible husband, my silly puppies, a roof over my head and food on the table.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY TO PASS TIME DURING THIS QUARANTINE?
Walks with my husband and pups.
YOUR MOST FRUSTRATING MOMENT AS OF YET DURING THIS QUARANTINE?
Filling out the SBA relief loan applications!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO POST-SAFER AT HOME?
Going out to restaurants again and having a nice meal that I didn’t cook!
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.