In 2020, I was very fortunate to be able to photograph many families for The Front Steps Project. It was very gratifying to give back to the community, and ever since I have been searching for a new project with that same sense of community. A very inspiring photographer I know and follow, has recently started a project called “Every Family is Beautiful“. When I read all about it, I immediately knew this was for me.
What is the “Every Family is Beautiful” Project?
It all started with Social Media. It’s a necessary part of any family photographer’s marketing strategy and a way to connect with people all over the world. However, social media often portrays one type of family – white, neuro-typical, able-bodied, cis-gendered, heteronormative families with 2 kids (one boy and one girl, of course).
Of course not everybody fits into this “box” and therefore sends a terrible message.
As a photographer, I sometimes get told “we don’t look like most of those families you post”. This is just wrong in so many ways. All families are beautiful and it’s always my mission to make them feel like they are.
This year, I am starting this personal project to help change the narrative about what beauty looks like by offering a set number of free photo sessions to capture each family’s unique story.
The Every Family is Beautiful Project
In 2021, I want to celebrate what makes YOUR family beautiful. If this project resonates with you and your family, I want to hear your story. Family sessions will take place outdoors in Westbrook and Old Saybrook, CT and last 30-45 minutes. Sessions will take place around sunset for best light.
To apply, please follow the link here:
Many thanks to Lyndsay Hannah Photography, for spearheading this project, and for her generosity in how to set it all up. Not only are you filling a need in the world, you are filling a need for me.
Linda Sobolewski is an on-location, natural-light, professional photographer specializing in high school seniors, baby, family & children photography.
Linda Sobolewski Photography is based out of Old Saybrook, CT and serves the Connecticut shoreline and surrounding areas.