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  • Emily


Updated: Sep 3, 2020

The purpose of a porch-trait - that's a made up name and means you come out on your porch, I stand 15 meters back from you and take your portrait then jump in my car and drive away. The price is buy what you can from a local business. I won't ask you to show me a receipt all I ask if that you make an effort at some point. The other reason I'm doing this is because at my core I believe the story of our lives is one worth telling.

If you are located in the GTA and would like a porch-trait here are the details:

When: I book an "end" of the city when I have ten people interested so I can use my time wisely.

This week I'm in the East End on Tuesday and West End (near High Park) on Wednesday.

If you are interested please send me an email to with your:

+ home address

+ phone number (where I can text you)

+ major intersection

+ email

When I get enough people in your community I will send you a note the night before and give you a 60 minute window of time when you can expect me.

What happens when I arrive? I will text you say - I'm here and meet you in front of your home (or apartment building), take about 5 minutes and be on my way.

Check back here for more information as I add to the FAQ.

I sincerely appreciate your patience in advance.

by Emily Doukogiannis

Emily Doukogiannis is a Toronto-based portrait photographer, expert storyteller and compulsive photo book maker. Her commitment to telling people's stories is something Emily does in her spare time via Emily D 4 Change and countless media outlets.