Capturing images of families 'as they are' with front porch photography

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ZIONSVILLE, Ind. (WTHR) - You would think it would be a photographers nightmare, but it's anything but.

"I got my slippers on, he put a hat on. This is fancy. I think we all brushed our teeth today," said Nicole Robinson.

Robinson and her three children Ella, Sam and Sara all bunched up for a front porch picture.

It was the idea of Tiffany Stoner and her brother Nathan Rowe.

"We want people to pop out on their doorstep and see them like they were," photographer Stoner said. "We see them when they are all gussied up. We wanted to see them raw."

She figured if all these families in the Zionsville and Carmel area are looking for something today, why not practice safe photography, from a safe distance.

"We are hoping everyone stays inside and stays healthy and gets through this as well as we can," Laura Crosela said, surrounded by her family.

"I have been pleasantly surprised how well the dogs have posed. We have major dog poses," Stoner joked.

Tom Barber and Melinda Willard both took part.

"Business as usual. We both work remotely full time so we are pretty busy in our days and we have four kids busy with E-homework, so they are not with us right now but they are busy as well. We are just taking it one day at a time," Melinda Willard explained.

With 80 stops scheduled in just one day, we had to ask if these two have discovered a new genre of photography.

“We are working on some ideas. Wow, maybe there is something to this, the simplicity of it and the ease of it," Stoner contemplated.

At least this way they have yet to take a picture of an unhappy subject.