Habitat for Humanity | Baltimore Photographer

Here’s a little something different for my blog followers and for me!  I donned a hardhat to shoot photos at a few different Habitat for Humanity construction sites and also visited a family who had just moved into their new home.  My friend, Marisa, is the COO of Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake and asked if I’d be up for taking some photos for use in new printed materials they’re developing and on their website. Chesapeake Habitat for Humanity and Arundel Habitat for Humanity recently merged, so the organization is growing and changing. I was happy to help out this wonderful non-profit that builds affordable housing for so many people.  Here are just a few of my favorite shots from the day.

I love how this shot of one of the volunteers turned out. He is standing between two of the modular townhomes being built on a formerly vacant lot on East Fayette Street. These 9 homes are almost complete and will be ready for the families to move in by October 17th.

This is a fisheye shot of the whole row of houses from the back alley:

Here is a Habitat staff  member exhibiting the positive attitude that everyone seems to have on these sites:

This hardworking volunteer is still managing to look glam in a hardhat and toolbelt:

Volunteers from Verizon doing some painting:

Here’s a happy volunteer from a local high school at an almost-completed home in Brooklyn:

Here are two happy new homeowners taking a break from painting.  All homeowners contribute at least 350 hours of time to the construction of their homes – Habitat calls these “sweat equity” hours.

Here is another house from the same block that is a bit earlier in the construction stage.  It’s amazing how Habitat can take these shells and turn them into wonderful homes.

Towanda and Tyrone just moved into their new home and were nice enough to let us stop by. Tyrone actually proposed to Towanda at the celebration where the keys were handed over to them, so we were joking that these would be their engagement photos. You can read their story here.

Sweetie-pie in the new house:

Check out the Habitat for Humanity of the Chesapeake website if you’d be interested in volunteering or donating.  No skills required!

by Jill

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Marisa Jill – these look FANTASTIC! I’m so impressed and so very grateful – and thanks for the shout-out & link to Habitat on your blog!

Susan Solo Great shots, Jill! This is so neat – what a wonderful organization! It’s definitely on my list to volunteer sometime for Habitat.

GrayPhotography – Zach & Jody So cool! We have done habitat twice now and love doing it!!!

Ariel West love the glam and hardhat….

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