Front Steps Project – The purpose of this project is to bring the Whistler community together through photography while we are all feeling isolated. This project was started by a woman in the United States, Cara Soulia (@carasoulia) and I heard about it from a photographer based in Vancouver, Eva Grace (evagracephotography). I hope to highlight the faces of our community since we are all isolated due to Covid-19. All proceeds were donated straight to the Whistler Community Foundation – Covid 19 Relief Fund. I chose this fund because they donate 100% of the funds back to the community. Visit https://www.whistlerfoundation.com/wccs-emergency-fund-grants/ for more information. Together we were able to raise over $1300!
I have been laid off from my day job and have had to postpone many photoshoots due to Covid-19. It has been hard but I know in my heart that this is what has to be done to get us back on track. So, if a bit more Netflix, baking and home workouts is what it takes, I’m all in. I have seen so many photographers come together to start these projects in there towns and I was so excited to jump on board. The response has been overwhelming and I am amazed with how many people have reached out. I have photographed over 40 families/couples/housemates and every single group has been so amazing to work with. Every shoot lasted less then 5 minutes while always staying at a 6 ft. distance. I had the privilege of meeting so many kind people in the Whistler community and this whole experience has been so rewarding.
We are all going though a strange and uncertain time, we all need to remember that kindness goes a long way. If your walking on the valley trail or in the grocery store and you walk past someone, give them a smile or say hi. You could make there day a whole lot better.
Here are a few of the smiling faces of the Whistler Community. Thank you to everyone who participated.