Front Steps Project

Many of you know that I spend my free time dabbling in sports photography. One of the things I enjoy most is capturing the comradery of teams and the emotion of togetherness on the field.

With the current situation, sports (along with everything else) have been put on hold. But the beauty of togetherness is still there. It exists within our family units dealing with the unknown at home.

I recently caught on to an amazing photographer from Needham, MA, Cara Soulia, with an amazing idea to do family portraits from their front steps of their home. Make sure to follow Cara on Instagram too. So I am going to join the movement and do it here in Cary, NC.

Starting today, I am offering to take five minute “Front Steps Portraits” of residents in the Triangle of NC.  After your quick photo session, I will email you the digital file of your portrait. In exchange, I am asking you to make a good faith donation to the Food Bank of Central and Eastern North Carolina.  Financial donations really do make a huge difference in the food bank’s ability to meet increasing demand. See below chart:

>>> Please donate to the Food Bank here: <<<

I will be posting these images on Instagram using the hashtag #thefrontstepsproject , #frontstepsprojectcary, and #frontstepsprojecttriangle.  Please share these posts.

Taken from Cara’s page: “Let’s spread the word! The purpose of this project is to bring us together when we might feel isolated.  I aim to highlight the faces of our community during a time when we might not see them in passing at the grocery store, coffee shop, on the train or at the gym.  Participating in this project is also an opportunity to step up to help those who need it most right now.”

Watch my interview on ABC 11 in Raleigh!


I will take an image outside only and from 10 feet away. We can wave our hellos and goodbyes. Our session will be brief, likely just 5 minutes. And I will share my digital file with you later that day via email and then share on Instagram.

I will be only available sporadically during the day and in the early evenings and weekends (I have a day job, after all). Once I receive your sign up I will coordinate a time that works best!

Kris Teixeira of Two19 Photography
Stacey Sprenz of Stacey Sprenz Photography

UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming response of this project I have added two photographers to the team to help us work through the waiting list! I am excited to add Stacey Sprenz from Stacey Sprenz Photography and Kris Teixeira from Two19 Photography to the team. You will be able to see all of the photos here on the site and on the #FrontStepsProjectCary and #FrontStepsProjectTriangle hashtags. Make sure to follow Stacey and Kris on Instagram!

STEP 1: Sign Up Today

UPDATE: This project is now finished. Thank you to all who participated! UPDATE: Due to the overwhelming amount of sign ups and NC Governor Roy Cooper’s Statewide Stay-At-Home Order, we will not be taking portraits until further notice. Please click this link to join the waiting list. Please be patient. Due to the overwhelming volume of applications it can take up to 1 week before you will be contacted to schedule a time.

STEP 2: Donate to the Food Bank

>>> Please donate to the Food Bank here: <<<

NOTE: While the Food Bank’s need is immediate, your portrait may not be. It is not a requirement to donate at time of signup. I cannot guarantee that every sign up will receive a portrait. Many still do choose to make a donation now. I hope you will consider to do the same.

STEP 3: View the Gallery