SUMMIT, NJ - It is said that "a picture is worth a thousand words." Given the adage, Summit's Other Fellow First Foundation and Peter Wallburg Studios recently collaborated to craft a 43,000-word story and, in the process, wrote another chapter in the Hilltop City's book of benevolence.

In an overwhelming show of support, 43 Summit-area families made donations totaling more than $10,000 for the privilege of having Peter Kleinschmidt of Peter Wallburg Studios take a professional portrait of the family in front of their homes.  All the funds will benefit Summit-area families in need.

Beginning at 7:30 a.m. on April 23, things got off to a 'ruff' start for Klienschmidt, who ended up photographing a man and his dog because the family refused to get out of bed.

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Kleinschmidt then crisscrossed the community - braving the weather and street closures -- and finally finishing very late in the day. His indefatigable and selfless work performed -- at all times -- from a safe social distance, resulted in unique portraits that will serve as a keepsake for families to remember time spent together during a difficult period. Especially meaningful given that family togetherness seems to be one of the few true blessings of the current crisis.  

Kleinschmidt and the Studio provided the services and expertise free of charge to make the effort a success.

Kleischmidt can now catch his breath -- briefly. Given the uncertainty of many school commencement ceremonies -- of all levels -- this year, families will be sure to looking to Peter Wallburg Studios for the ever-lasting memory of a professional graduation picture.

To see the full contents of Kleinschmidt's 'Doorstep' diary, visit