It was just over a year ago (May 2020) when I first messaged my neighbours asking if they’d be interested in family doorstep photos. Inspired by photographers in the US, I loved the idea of capturing families during lockdown - who you were with and where you were living during the pandemic. I had such a great response that I decided to extend the offer to others and raise funds for a local charity at the same time.
Age Concern, Epsom & Ewell, needed support and I chose them because it seemed that elderly people had lost a great deal during the pandemic; being at the greatest risk from Covid, cut off from their families and some experiencing extreme loneliness.
I knew it would be a while until I was allowed work properly again and wanted to do my bit to help the local community.
It was pleasure photographing you all on your doorsteps and hearing your lockdown stories. I was delighted to get a lovely thank you note from Age Concern on my Google reviews (below). However, I couldn't have done it without you guys booking in the first place or your generosity.
A BIG thank you to everyone who took part in the photos / fundraising! Together, we raised £395 for Age Concern!
"During the first Lockdown, Paula very kindly set up a local doorstep portrait sessions with funds donated to Age Concern Epsom & Ewell. Through Paula's own initiative she helped to raise £395 for our small local community charity. Paula is such a professional and kind soul. Thank you."
Charlotte Hornblow, Fundraising Coordinator, Age Concern, Epsom & Ewell
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It was fun while is lasted. Since 12th April 2021, my usual family sessions are back on! Click on the button below for all the info or to book.
Paula is a Photography Institute graduate & founded Paula Deegan Photography in 2014. Paula creates beautiful, expressive portraits for warm hearted families & professionals across Epsom, Surrey & London.