BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- With stay at home orders exceeding the two-month mark, many families have found ways to capture the moment with "front step" photos.  These period appropriate photo sessions usually feature the whole family outside their home and also contain some reference to the times such as rolls or toilet paper or the family members wearing masks.  

Bloomfield High School alumnus Mike Stella is a professional photographer who found a way to help capture Bloomfield family milestone moments during the pandemic while giving back to local food pantries and first responders.  For all Bloomfield residents and alumni, Stella is offering a discounted rate of $30.00 for 5 fully edited digital Graduation photos and $25.00 for front step family photos.

"I know times are tough now, and I am also out of work from my main job. All photographs are taken from a safe distance with a telephoto lens, and will only take a few minutes of time. After the session the digital files will be delivered via e-mail or a downloadable link so there’s no physical contact to keep everyone safe. I would prefer all payments to be made through VENMO. Please email me at to reserve your spot and share some information. I will be only available on certain dates and time slots. Once I receive your information I will come up with a date and time that works best," said Stella.

Examples of Stella's work can be found at