Photos that capture the history of lock down and how Doncaster families are spending their time

A Doncaster photographer is using photography to help families remember the good and the bad memories made during lock down.

By Laura Andrew
Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 7:16 pm
Updated Wednesday, 20th May 2020, 7:16 pm

Terri Pashley is a professional photographer from Scawthorpe - her photography business usually revolves around weddings but due to Covid-19 this has been put on hold.

She said: “I really enjoy hearing people’s stories when I go to photograph them.

Keyworker parents with their daughter dressed as a super hero.

“One lady booked a shoot for her daughter's first birthday which they were unable to celebrate in the way they wanted and had to cancel their family holiday.

“But she told me that doing the photos made her realise what really matters is that her family are together, happy and healthy.”

Terri says that we should capture memories during lockdown so that in decades to come we can look back and remember the struggles and joys.

“A side project of mine was to photograph my family for an entire day - from the moment we got up to the tantrums to bedtime,” she continued.

Family celebrating a 30th birthday with a photoshoot.

“I love the set of images because they show the reality of this time that we’re living in - I have two children and a business to take care of.

“But I’m also so thankful for the extra time I’m getting to spend with them.

“My oldest starts school next year and it’s wonderful to have this time with her.”

Terri is visiting the front gardens of families across Doncaster to do doorstep photography - she is maintaining social distancing and a photoshoot costs £25 and you will get between five to ten images.

Family portrait in front of house by Terri Pashley Photography.

Doorstep photography started off in America at the beginning of the coronavirus but has steadily become popular in the UK - especially with young families who are experiencing milestones in lockdown.

Terri said: “I think photographs taken during this time will be put up in galleries in the future to show what we’ve been through.

“Photos capture the history and people’s journeys.”

Terri has two separate photography businesses.

Terri Pashley Photography for weddings and Belle and Bobo for family portraits.

She is looking for commissions for present-day and future bookings.

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