Capturing the people and stories behind the doors of Hertfordshire during the lockdown

PUBLISHED: 00:00 29 June 2020 | UPDATED: 09:25 29 June 2020

Sarah Whyte's Hertford family lockdown portraits

Sarah Whyte's Hertford family lockdown portraits

Sarah Whyte/Purple Kite Photography

A photographer has captured life in lockdown by taking doorstep family portraits, including several newborn babies yet to meet their grandparents.

Sarah Whyte of Purple Kite Photography in Hertford offered the service to raise money for the NHS after her work was put on hold due to coronavirus. Sarah maps her daily exercise based on requests from families in the town, stopping to take the photographs from a safe distance as she walks by.

More than 100 portraits have raised over £1,300 so far for the East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust Charitable Fund. And she’s been so overwhelmed with interest, she’s had to stop taking new requests.

‘I was really missing photography and I wanted to use this time productively.

‘I thought it would be a lovely way to document this strange time in our lives by offering doorstep family portraits and encouraging donations to our fabulous local NHS hospitals.’

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