Hitlin Photography 2020 #PorchProject Sessions Rensselaer County NY Family Photographers

The past few weeks sure have left many people uncertain and unsure of our futures.  We at Hitlin Photography have been feeling the same.  We are trying to keep positive and have had some amazing conversations over the phone with some of our clients recently.  Weddings moved, sessions moved; has made for some unsure times for us as well.  A few of our neighbors reached out wondering if we would be interested in doing a socially distanced family porch session.  We had seen this done in different sections of the country and felt since family photography is one of our specialized areas, it would be an interesting and fun idea.  We put our brains together and came up with some ideas to make these fun, creative and more importantly safe.  On Saturday, April 4th, we began our day shooting 16 families including our own in 10 min. session segments.  We limited ourselves to within a 15 mile radius so we could do these quickly and all within one day. With each family, we shot from more than the 6 ft. recommended distance with our telephoto lenses.  No contact at all occurred.  We asked each family ahead of time to create a sign with a word expressing how they are feeling during this time of Family Isolation within their homes.  As we moved from family to family, we learned quickly how much love is still out there; and HOPE; how much hope is out there that this will all be over soon.  We thoroughly enjoyed our time with each family that day.  We are proud to say that Hitlin Photography did not profit at all from these sessions!!!  We donated ALL FUNDS from these #PorchProject Sessions to our local school district’s Back Pack/Food Pantry Programs to help struggling families within our local community during this time.  We also donated $200 of our own money to the final donation.  Since completing this project, we have donated a TOTAL of $1700 to these programs.  THANK YOU to all of our participating families for you donations and mostly support during this time.  Along with everyone, we are hoping to get back to “normal” business and life soon.  Keep safe and hug your loved ones.  Enjoy looking through these amazing families’ pictures.


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Family First #StayHome

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Stay Strong

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Grateful for our Health (little guy’s dad is currently serving overseas, that is a doll of his dad)

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Bored          Grateful       Trapped

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Blessed (Happy 6th Birthday to the lil’ Miss)

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And a big THANK YOU from our family, feeling Hope at this time

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2 thoughts on “Hitlin Photography 2020 #PorchProject Sessions Rensselaer County NY Family Photographers

  1. These are all fantastic and I am so grateful to be part of such an amazing community. Thank you Hitlin’s for doing the Porch Project.

  2. These are all amazing! I love the positive outlook shared by so many families. Thank you for all your hard work and generosity through this project. You guys are fabulous!

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