The Front Steps Project

It felt like the world had stopped when the COVID-19 pandemic started spreading in the world early 2020. Schools closed, businesses closed, many people working from home, people losing jobs and essential people working overtime.  It sure was a strange time with all these families suddenly at home, keeping their social distance, missing friends and their community. 

#TheFrontStepsProject was started by Needham, MA photographer Cara Soulia on March 17, 2020. Within days, photographers around the country started their own #TheFrontStepsProject efforts. 

As soon as I heard about the project I wanted to join in and document Wichita KS families on their front steps. These 5-minute sessions were aimed to highlight the faces of our community during a time when we might not see each other passing at a grocery store, at work, in a coffee shop, in the gym, at school drop-offs.  Dressing up was not required for these sessions, heck showering wasn’t even required.  Sweatpants and bare-feet were encouraged.

With the stay at home order going into effect for Kansas the project stopped.

Participating in this project was also an opportunity to help those in need and raise money to support the Wichita Children’s Home. In total we were able to raise $1545 🧡