Faces of Our Seacoast: Closing the Distance Between Us

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Real talk: social distancing with our families is not easy. We are tired, anxious, in need of space from our families, and missing our friends. Yet, there are lots of bright lights in this challenging time. From videos that make us laugh, to people pitching in where they can — we are all doing our very best.

We need to remember this time. Enter, Faces of Our Seacoast (#facesofourseacoast)

When we saw Cara Soulia’s (photographer from Needham, MA) #TheFrontStepsProject, we knew we had to get involved. So, we reached out to local photographer Lindsay Fairchild and Faces of the Seacoast was born.

Lindsay suggested starting the Front Steps Project here on the Seacoast but asking participants to hold a message for the outside world. We started recruiting Seacoast photographers to help us.

One thing is for certain: our Seacoast is thriving in spirit, even in the midst of social distancing.

As photographers collected these portraits, we asked participants to donate to local organizations serving our community. We are raising money for Gather, Families First, Fair Tide, Footprints Food Pantry, and Dover Children’s Home. Visit each photographer’s gallery for more information on the organization they picked and the people they captured.

Will you partner with us and support these organizations? Follow the links above- any amount is welcome!

Click on the images below to see the galleries from each of these incredible Seacoast photographers. You can also take a video journey with Seacoast Flash below, to see how local businesses are faring during this time.

*during this entire campaign, photographers kept their social distance. After the stay-at-home order was issued by Governor Sununu, the project halted in NH.

Lindsay Fairchild Photography
Arabella Design Studio
Raya On Assignment
karen wituszynski photography
Ashley Shea Photography
Kate and Keith Photography
Seacoast Flash
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Allison’s mission in life is to notice the extraordinary in the ordinary. Her commitment to see beyond what’s in front of her was fostered by her degree in Philosophy and Theology from Boston College. Allison’s a book nerd and credits her parents and inspiring English teachers for her love of reading and writing. She went on to earn her Master in Pastoral Ministry from Boston College and then taught high school for several years, both in New England and San Francisco. After moving from San Francisco to Boston with her engineer husband, she began teaching yoga and working as a social media marketing consultant. Now a Portsmouth resident, she spends most of her days with her three daughters (she does not have enough arms) and does her best to find the bliss amidst the endless snacking, dance parties and tiaras. With all the beautiful chaos in her life, she’s grateful to have her partner-in-crime (husband Charlie) and fellow movie quote enthusiast alongside her. Her passion for writing first drew her to Seacoast Moms as a contributing writer, and her desire to connect moms of the Seacoast with businesses who serve and interest them led her to become SM’s owner. Being able to write about the ordinary grace present in motherhood, while interacting with incredible Seacoast business owners is a dream come true.

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  1. I would love to submit families I’ve done on the seacoast! My name is Nicole with Nicole Leigh Photography and I love the message of this project and also the closeness it brings the families on the seacoast!

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