With the current state of the world I have been really struggling to figure out a way to give back to my community. I have always tried to use my work as a way to help others, and lately, that just hasn't been happening. Finally, the idea came to me. I am a major supporter of wearing masks to protect others and I believe that doing so, even when it is hot and uncomfortable, is a way to show kindness, compassion, and love. By creating The Masked Portrait Project, my hope was to show that wearing a mask doesn't have to be sad or depressing. In fact, it really can be the opposite. Wearing a mask is one of the easiest ways to spread kindness and that is something that should be highlighted and celebrated. 


If you are located in the Valley and interested in scheduling a masked portrait project session, please email me at contact@emilyvance.com


Not local? Want to shoot and share your own? No problem! Connect with the community on Facebook and Instagram. Be sure to use the hashtag #TheMaskedPortraitProject so we can share your work!


Emily Vance


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