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Photo project generates over $5,000 for food pantry

Altogether Jamie and Rae took 86 front porch photos this spring

Did Jamie Nygaard or Rae Staton take your photo on your front porch this spring?

Similar to the bears in the window, front porch photos emerged as a nationwide response activity to the covid-19 pandemic.

The two Bluffton photographers used their camera skills to raise money for a worthy local cause as they accepted donations by photographing residents on their porches.

Jamie had 60  photo sessions and Rae 26 photo session. Their efforts generated $5,100 for the Bluffton Community Assistance Program’s food pantry. Jamie raise $4,000 and Rae $1,100.

According to Jamie, “Six hundred dollars of the funds were purchased in gift cards supporting local businesses. The rest of given as a monetary gift.

Jamie said that the project took off when Crystal Battles Facebook messaged us and helped us get the ball rolling.

“She shared she would like you have one done...and that led us to look further into doing the project,” said Jamie. 

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