The Front Steps Project - Kanata

** Due to the advice from Public Health of Ontario, all sessions have been halted until it is safe to continue. I am currently only taking donations through this GoFundMe page. Please consider donating to help the Kanata Food Cupboard! **

Original Post:

The world is a very strange place right now (to say the least). This is truly an uncharted territory for all of us. There are so many unknowns. I'm certain the majority of people, world wide, are feeling some sort of stress or anxiety with everything that is going on.
As a photographer, I typically spend hours every week capturing images of families in times of joy: babies on the way, newborns, siblings, grandparents and more. Those moments of joy are still happening in homes right now. I know it. But I can’t be there to capture them.
Like everyone, Kanata residents are doing their part to stay at home.
Starting March 24th, I am offering to take five minute "Front Steps Portraits” of Kanata residents (starting with Kanata South area).  I am taking a few hours each day to scurry around town and snap super fast images of Kanata families on their front steps. 
You will know when I am coming. You can step outside, where I’ll be standing near your driveway or street, at least 10 feet away. I’ll take a couple quick shots and leave. I physically interact with no one, and touch nothing, during these sessions. 
After your quick session, I will email you the digital file of your portrait.  In exchange, I am asking that you make a good faith donation to the Kanata Food Cupboard through this GoFund Me Campaign.
I will be posting these images on Facebook and Instagram using the hashtag #thefrontstepsproject.  Please share these posts. Let’s spread the word!
The purpose of this project is to bring us together when we might feel isolated.  Participating in this project is also an opportunity to step up to help those who need it most right now in Kanata.

Here is the link to book your spot:

*This project was started by Cara Soulia Photography in Boston* I've decided to bring it to our community and I hope you'll participate. I am following in the footsteps of Mandy D'Aloisio Photography in Stittsville.


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Nicole Wiegelmann 
Kanata, ON
Kanata Food Cupboard 
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