COVID-19 has brought life to a standstill for many living and working in the Cowichan Valley. After almost of year of limited social interactions, remote work, and orders to shelter in place, many in the community are feeling deflated and depressed and for most of us, there is still no clear end in sight. Spirits are low and we can feel it everywhere. The CMHA-CVB is excited to invite local families, individuals and businesses to participate in our ‘Love Bubble Porch-Traits’ campaign. The goal is to capture images of our diverse 'bubble' groups during this very strange time of COVID-19. We want to create a fun and positive experience, while demonstrating our community's resilience and raising funds for local mental health programming. https://www.cmhacowichanvalley.com/love_bubbles Suggested donation is $50 per session. Participants will receive an edited digital file and a 5”x 7” print from our friends at Apple Press. These COVID friendly, front porch photo sessions will be booked for Valentines Day (Feb 14) & Family Day (Feb 15). We will supply props such as hearts, bubbles, balloons etc. A digital slideshow of final 'Porch-Traits' will be created and shared through CMHA networks (participation in slideshow is optional). Please note that photography sessions will be performed outside and from a distance - usually a front porch/business doorway, through a window or outside under a tree. All COVID safety precautions will be followed. Volunteers will wear masks, practice social distancing, and all props will be sanitized between sessions. The photographer can zoom in and crop photos to give the illusion of a close up session.