‘Porch Portraits’ preserve memories

Published 10:55 pm Monday, April 6, 2020

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Bess Dunn, a Charles Henderson Middle School student and a self-taught photographer, has found a way to fill her free time and capture Easter 2020 moments for families in Troy with StayHome Easter Porch Portraits by Bess Dunn.

Families are invited to dress in their Easter attire and pose for a family portrait on their porches, prepared for shooting. Jennifer Dunn will drive her daughter to the photo shoot and, from a distance of six feet or more, Bess will shoot the family and will be assisted by her sister.

The idea for the Easter Porch Portraits came from a friend, Jessica Webb, whose cousin lives in Mississippi.

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“They are doing porch portraits there and Bess thought it would be good idea to shoot Easter Porch Portraits in Troy,” Jennifer Dunn said. “Easter is normally a very happy time but having to stay home this year is very different. Families will not have the opportunity to go to church together at this special time of year. So, an Easter Porch Portrait will be very meaningful.”

Bess Dunn Photography will be taking Easter Porch Portraits all week through Friday. Bess will e-mail all images that she takes to the families.

She has emailed nearly 40 images to the Forrest Lee family. His daughter, Abby, is a photographer and Bess was honored to be able to photograph her and her family.

She has 11 appointments scheduled  for and has dedicated much of her week to shootings.

Bess’ interest in photography began with taking sport photos of her brother, Benton, who played three sports.

“We are members of First United Methodist Church in Troy and Bess has attended Camp Blue Lake where she has taken photography classes,” Jennifer said. “She enjoys photography and is excited about the Easter Porch Portraits.”

The portraits are $20 and arrangements  may be made by calling 334-672-2416 or visiting Bess on social media on Facebook or Instagram.