Golden Knights’ Chandler Stephenson & Girlfriend Tasha Maltman Participate in The Front Steps Project

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Vegas Golden Knights center and former Washington Capitals player Chandler Stephenson and his girlfriend, Tasha Maltman joined “The Front Steps Project“, which is an effort to bring everyone virtually together when feeling isolated by documenting photographs. This initiative has inspired photographers around the country to start their own Front Steps Project.

From her car, Las Vegas photographer Tiffany Nicole took the pictures of the couple and black labrador, Finley sitting on the front steps of their home, which Tasha says in an Instagram post, “to help encourage people to stay home and to document a unique and historical time in life right now.” They donated money to local nurses in Vegas in return.

The project was originally started in Needham, Massachusetts on March 17 between Boston photographer Cara Soulia and her friend Kristen Collins, More than 100 residents asked to take part within 24 hours.

For nine days, over 400 residents of the Needham community joined the effort and raised more than $21,000 for the Needham Community Council. Operations paused on March 27 as it went into isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The group continues to post photos of the community and looks forward to re-starting.

All across the country, photographers are pulling from the inspiration and have created The Front Steps Project of their own in locations like Lynchburg, Virginia; Baltimore, Maryland; Cary, North Carolina; and even in Honolulu, Hawaii! However, photographers also paused their sessions as of March 30 due to the growing Coronavirus outbreak.

By Della Young

About Della Young

Della Young is an aspiring novelist and screenwriter who earned a BFA in Creative Writing from Full Sail University in 2021. She comes from a family of big Capitals fans and became inspired to start writing for hockey in 2019. In her spare time, Della enjoys traveling, cooking, and working on both sides of the camera. Follow Della on Twitter: @dellayoung
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