The Front Porch Project | Quarantine | Fisher, IL

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If you know me, you know I NEED to create. I absolutely LOVED the idea of these front porch pictures and knew I had to bring it to Fisher!

First of all, let me say this: I take this coronavirus pandemic VERY seriously. Social distancing is of the utmost importance! All of these images were photographed using a long zoom lens from 10’ to 20’ away from any other people. I want to be safe and take care of our families and communities – but we can still have fun too!

I heard about #TheFrontStepsProject from an article featuring a photographer in Massachusetts. This is a unique moment in our lives and history. It’s a way for photographers to spread kindness and joy in these times of uncertainty. To document your time spent with the ones you love! 💕

The Front Porch Shoot: 📸

These were quick 5-10 minute sessions on my neighbor’s home porch/front yard. The intent was to document this unique time in not only our nation, but our world all while practicing social distancing and keeping 10’ – 20′ or more away (I have a LONG lens and I’m not afraid to use it). I enjoyed the sunny March day soaking up some much-needed vitamin D and getting some social interaction from a safe distance – and creating memories for my neighbors and friends.

All of these quick sessions were FREE sessions, however, I accepted monetary donations for the Fisher Food Pantry via Venmo or PayPal (this was the easiest for germ’s sake). Monetary donations were NOT required, I just asked that my neighbors spread some kindness to our other neighbors, check in on friends, the elderly, color pictures for their window for children to spot when walking outside or purchase gift certificates to local businesses, say thank a front line worker, grab a local take out meal, lend a hand to someone in need, send letters and cards to family, etc…

In this time of uncertainty, we need to be kind to ourselves and those around us. We need to come together during these times and just love and spread love to others. Remember, we’re all in this together.

Special shoutout to my assistant Mackenzie – she stayed in the car most of the time and kept me on schedule and made sure I knew where to go next!


Born and raised right here in central Illinois – Cissna Park to be exact – I transplanted over 20 years ago to Fisher. I’m proud to say I’m now a Fisher Bunnie (yep, that’s our school mascot, you can’t make these things up). When I’m not behind my camera, you can find me hanging out with my hubby and 2 kiddos, Payton and Mackenzie.

Photographs tell the story of our families. The good ones, the bad ones, and the ones that take our breath away – they’re all part of our perfectly imperfect stories, and each one is beautiful in its own unique way. I have been telling stories of families just like yours in the central Illinois/Champaign-Urbana area since 2012. Building lifelong relationships with my clients as their families grow, and telling their ever-changing story, is what makes my heart go pitter-patter. I would be honored to tell your family’s story..  To schedule your next session, please contact kDarling Photography by email or at 217.778.1325

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March 31, 2020

  1. Amber says:

    These are amazing and you are documenting a tough times for the world, but in such a beautiful way. Great job!