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?
The fact that my husband can work from home. We have breakfast together every morning and dinner together every night. Plus, he can help me with the kid.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST FEARFUL OF OR CONCERNED ABOUT DURING THIS TIME?
I worry about my dad. He is in the bracket they consider vulnerable and I’m concerned he will get sick. One of my biggest fears is losing my dad.
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE YOU (AND YOUR FAMILY) DOING TO PASS THE TIME?
Eating, drinking (coffee or booze), and Disney+
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO BRING JOY TO YOUR DAY?
I try to get my cuddles in with my kid, trying my hand a fancy cocktails, and all the coffee!
WHAT DO THESE PICTURES MEAN TO YOU?
I love that I will have these to look back on. It’s a crazy time, but this will remind us that we survived (and maybe even thrived).
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO HAVE THESE PICTURES DURING THIS MOMENT IN TIME?
Capturing the day to day life doesn’t get done normally (at least for us), so having these is a reminder of just how blessed we are. Sometimes I take that for granted.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ACTIVITY TO PASS TIME DURING THIS QUARANTINE?
We read a lot together and watch a lot of Disney+. The cuddles during the reading/movie sessions are my favorite.
YOUR MOST FRUSTRATING MOMENT AS OF YET DURING THIS QUARANTINE?
It’s stupid, but not having our Disneyland trips sucks. I miss it and so does Elena. Just not getting out in general has been an adjustment Also, not being able to run out to the store to grab any last minute items I need for dinner or whatever. Trying to plan out everything I think I need a week or more in advance can be overwhelming.
WHAT ARE YOU MOST LOOKING FORWARD TO POST-SAFER AT HOME?
Seeing family and friends and of course DISNEYLAND!!!
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.