Buffalo Family in Focus

Put your family in focus for a great cause! 

Inspired by the national movement #TheFrontStepsProject, we want to capture your “family” on our front steps this holiday! For a donation of $50 or more you can come to Kevin Guest House to get your photo taken by a professional photographer socially distanced, outdoors, on the front porch of our grand Victorian Russell J. Salvatore Hospitality House! The porch will be decorated for the holidays by the Interior Design Association of WNY, with lights adorned by National Grid, and will feature visitors from the North Pole on select times.  Santa Claus will be here on Saturday & Sunday — he will be able to say hello from a safe distance & you can deliver your letter. A digital copy of your photo will be emailed to you & posted online. 

Photos will be taking place on December  5th & 6th (with Santa Claus) between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.

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What’s more, Santa will send you a personalized video! 

If you sign-up for a Buffalo Family in Focus photo session and bring your letter for Santa, he will record a special, personalized greeting for your family before Christmas which will be emailed to you by Kevin Guest House. Print out these great samples on Pinterest to create your own. Just remember to clearly print names & wish list (even on a separate sheet) for Santa to be able to read. Thank you to the Whitehead family for making Santa’s visit & videos possible! 

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What to do:
  1. Select a time on Sign-up Genius to confirm your spot. Remember to provide your cell phone so we can contact you when the photographer is ready! 
  2. Make a donation of $50 to our “Buffalo Family in Focus” page: https://fundly.com/buffalo-family-in-focus-2020#
  3. Select no more than 8 individuals or pets to accompany you for your visit & notify of time
  4. Prepare your letters for Santa to drop off during your photo session, clearly mark your child’s first & last name, age and any info not readable on the back of letter or on a separate sheet for Santa to read. 
  5. Help us sell-out this very special holiday visit on social media &  fill our remaining times! 
What to expect: 
  1. Dress for the weather, you’ll be outside for your session which should last 5 to 15 minutes. 
  2. Remember to wear your masks (we will ask you to remove when safely distanced ready for your photo)
  3. Arrive 5 minutes before expected photo shoot, pull right into parking lot between our buildings at 766 & 782 and remain in your car. You can call us at 716-882-1818 to notify us you’ve arrived and we will text you when ready
  4. Keep a distance of 10 feet from our staff, guests, photographers & Santa’s helpers at all times
  5. Sign a COVID-19 screening & waiver & have temperature taken before session. 
  6. Sign-up that you agree for us to post your family photo on Facebook, Website or Flickr site for promotion & share your families story. 
  7. Chose to stand on our front steps with a holiday theme or our  “City of Good Neighbors” Buffalo
  8. Our staff will email you the photograph for your use
  9. Our staff will contact you the week of December 14th if a letter was provided for Santa and a personal video for your family has been prepared.