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Photographer showcases beauty of quarantined Henrico family

Posted: 5:54 PM, Mar 25, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-26 12:01:23-04
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HENRICO COUNTY, Va., — Photographers across the country are bringing the photoshoot to front steps when quarantined families can’t leave their house.

Julianne LeMonds with Juls Photography posted the offer to her Facebook page on Saturday.

“I can use my zoom lens, stay at least 10 feet away from you and you don’t even have to leave your house!” she wrote.

Experts and officials have warned people to stay six feet apart and in groups no more than 10 people to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

LeMonds was inspired by a Massachusetts photographer who coined the movement the “Front Steps Project.”

LeMonds traveled to Glen Allen for a photoshoot on Monday.

She stood in the front yard snapping photos of Tyler and Priscilla Pardue while they held their two young sons.

“We’ve been trying to get family photos for quite a while now,” Tyler Pardue explained. “This is the perfect time to get out of the house, keep our distance and get that done.”

LeMonds’ business is unlike many of struggling industries lately.

About 200 families have requested a front porch photoshoot from her since she joined the project.

LeMonds charges $20 per session and she sends the photos electronically.

She has scheduled 40 appointments and hoped to add more in the coming days.