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?
Time! I’m most grateful for seemingly unlimited time with my family. While everyday may seem the same, or boring, or going slow, I am cherishing each moment with my family as we are all safe at home!
WHAT ARE YOU MOST FEARFUL OF OR CONCERNED ABOUT DURING THIS TIME?
My greatest fear has always been the unknown, and 2020 has proved that no one knows what tomorrow holds. I would have never predicted at the start of the year that the country would be shut and my children would be completing their school years from home. What’s next? I have no clue but I do know I’m blessed with the current moments with my family.
WHAT ACTIVITIES ARE YOU (AND YOUR FAMILY) DOING TO PASS THE TIME?
Lot’s of screen time and family walks…balance?!?!
WHAT DO THESE PICTURES MEAN TO YOU?
There pictures are such a blessing! This year is scary because it has reminded us all that time is finite and if/when a member of our tribe were to pass, these pictures will be priceless memories and comforts to the others in the family. Simply though, these family pictures are treasures!! They are my happy moments frozen in time!
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO HAVE THESE PICTURES DURING THIS MOMENT IN TIME?
Life won’t always be normal or perfect. The world we live in is insane…but in this moment we were all well!
YOUR MOST FRUSTRATING MOMENT AS OF YET DURING THIS QUARANTINE?
The most frustrating thing in all of this is adjusting to the unknown or rather new normal. While I’d love to know what tomorrow, next month, or the end of the year looks like, I know what right now does and will cherish this moment.
ANYTHING ELSE YOU’D LIKE TO ADD OR EXPRESS?
Thank you Krista so much for these pictures! Your job is a calling/vocation! Your are not just snapping fantastic pictures but creating priceless treasures for families. Memories can be fleeting (especially for those of us with mom brain and those at older ages). You are literally giving people back time, after it has passed, via pictures! From birth, to engagements, to weddings, to front porch pictures, you capture and present us with our happy moments once they have passed! Who else can do that?!?!?
Love you! xoxo the Hicks Family
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 @kristEmail email@example.com 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.