Texas Front Porch Project

UPDATE: As of May 5, I am no longer scheduling shoots for the Texas Front Porch Project. However, this GoFundMe campaign is still accepting donations. If you are interested in a front porch family portrait please contact me on this site for my session rates.  

Over the last few weeks, the brutal realities of the global pandemic has put far too many of us at risk -- for our safety and our livelihoods. But as with everything in life, it’s also been a time for families to reconnect  and rediscover what’s truly important in life.

And that’s what I want to capture!

As a professional photographer, I have spent more than 20 years documenting the times that make a difference in people’s lives. And this time is no different.

Here’s the deal. I want to take a few photos of you and your family (animals included) on your front porch, doing what you’re doing to get through this madness. After your quick “photo session”, I will make your portrait available for you to download. In exchange, I am asking you to make a good faith donation to Houston Food Bank. Also, I will add your family front porch photo to Facebook and Instagram using the hashtags #TexasFrontPorchProject and #LunaluxTx.

Don’t worry, this is not about dressing up for a family portrait. I want to see what y’all are doing to make the most of your ‘stay home’ time. Show me your planking. Grab the family dog. Wear your jammies and pour yourself a glass of wine. You get the idea. 

My intention for this project is to bring us together in spirit when we can’t be together in person. Joining me in this project is also your opportunity to be of service to our Houston families -- your gift helps provide urgently needed meals during this crisis.

Again, in exchange for the digital file of your family portrait, I ask you to make a good faith donation to the Houston Food Bank. Suggested donation is $50 but any amount is appreciated.

Tips are welcomed! Venmo:  Shannon Valentine @lunalux

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Shannon Valentine 
Cypress, TX
Houston Food Bank 
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