Some of the Faces Helping Us Save Scout

Photos by Sasha Pedro.

For a little over a week now, Scout staff photographers Sasha Pedro and Adrianne Mathiowetz, as well as photographer Amanda Macchia, have been driving all over town to photograph families from a safe distance as a part of #TheFrontStepsProject.

#TheFrontStepsProject, started by photographer Cara Soulia in Needham, is a way of fostering connection, documenting the people of the community during this time of separation, and raising awareness for Scout’s fundraising efforts—all from the safety of home. 

This project has been instrumental in raising funds to keep Scout running, and is a way for us to continue telling the stories of our community. Not only do these photos make a great addition to any family’s mantel, they are an important piece of photojournalism in the time of COVID-19. 

The sessions last about 5 minutes, and you are emailed your photos the next day. While we’d love to share these photos, any participant can opt out. 

All we ask is that, if you get your photo taken, you donate whatever you can to our Save Scout Magazines fund. Any amount is greatly appreciated. 

To sign up to have your photo taken, email publisher Holli at 

Learn more about our fundraising efforts here.

To donate, please click here.

You can also send a check to: Banks Publications – 519 Somerville Ave. #314, Somerville, MA 02143.

To read more of our coronavirus coverage, click here. 

Here are a few of our favorite shots from this past week:

About the Author

Lilly Milman
Lilly Milman is the managing editor at Scout Magazines. She started as an intern while attending Emerson College in downtown Boston, where she received a B.A. in Writing, Literature and Publishing.