Many of you know that I am the Contributing Photographer for Best Version Media’s Neighbours of Manotick publication. This is an exclusive magazine for the residents of Manotick, Rideau Forest and Carleton Golf & Yacht neighbourhoods. Every month I photograph a local family to be featured on the cover of the magazine!
Once the COVID-19 pandemic hit and forced non-essential businesses to close, we had to get creative for our next publication. I can’t leave the house for taking photos, so Valerie Van Haren, the magazine’s publisher, suggested this was a great time to introduce my family and I to the neighbours–after all they are seeing my work every month, so this puts a face to it!
On Easter weekend I prepared my little family for an impromptu photo shoot and we set up the tripod and remote in our own home. It was a lot of fun and we were due for more family portraits anyways. Thank goodness that my husband will move mountains for me when it comes to my craft, and my 3.5 year old works well when he is bribed! I am very lucky. The interview, which typically would happen in person, was conducted over Facetime. This seems to be the norm these days!
Enjoy the story about my family and I would love to hear from you with comments and questions (in the box below). Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there!
Do you know a neighbour in Manotick who has a story to share? Nominate your neighbour to be featured in one of our upcoming issues! Contact us!