Doorstep photography capturing lock down memories in Doncaster for years to come

People are spending more time than ever with their families at the moment and a Doncaster photographer is doing socially distant photo shoots in front of your home to capture this time period.

By Laura Andrew
Friday, 15th May 2020, 9:56 am
Updated Monday, 18th May 2020, 1:56 pm

Pears Photography is usually focused on weddings at this time of year but with Covid-19 shutting down the season they have switched to the new idea of doorstop photography.

Phillipa Buss, the owner, said: “I was thinking about new parents who have just had a child and are not able to have photoshoots to capture their first moments.

“I think we should hang onto memories from this time - people are spending more time with their families than they normally would and are making more memories to look back on.

Family portrait taken by Pears Photography.

“It’s lovely to see, I haven’t been able to see my family as I live with my partner.”

Phillipa has done five of these photoshoots in Bawtry where she lives but can travel all over Doncaster.

She is maintaining the recommended two metres distance between herself and the client.

“Most people wouldn’t have considered a doorstep photoshoot before lockdown but now it’s really the only option,” Phillipa continued.

New family portrait taken by Pears Photography.

“People are concerned about their roots showing or not having nice nails.

“But I just think so what, this is what’s happening in the world at the moment and everyone is in the same boat.”

Phillipa says 2020 was set to be her biggest year yet but Covid-19 threw a spanner in the works.

She said: “I had the most weddings booked for this year than I have ever had before which have obviously been cancelled.

“But it’s not all bad.

“I have had a lot of booking for weddings in 2021 and 2022 as people have had to rearrange their big days.”

Phillipa herself was supposed to get married on May 6 in Santorini but her wedding has been pushed back to September.

Phillipa hopes that once more lockdown guidelines are relaxed she will be able to do family shoots in open spaces such as parks.

If you want to commission photography from Phillipa you can contact her here.

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