Buffalo Family in Focus

Professional photographs taken in front of KGH

Inspired by the national movement The Front Steps Project, we want to capture your family and friends on our front steps again this holiday season! Bring your loved ones (and pets) to Kevin Guest House for a beautiful holiday photo!


Saturday, December 2, 2023
Sunday, December 3, 2023
9 AM – 4 PM


766 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203

If weather is a problem, we will move photographs inside in the beautiful decorated grand Victorian home on the Kevin Guest House campus.

Dogs, other pets & extended family are welcome in each session (and encouraged)!
Let us help you capture a cheerful memory for your holiday cards!

For a $50 donation to Kevin Guest House, have your photo taken by a professional photographer outdoors on the front steps of our Grand Victorian Russell J. Salvatore Hospitality House! The porch will be decorated in its holiday best by the Interior Design Association of WNY and National Grid.

A digital copy of your retouched photos will be emailed to you and posted online.

Step One:

Reserve date/time

Step Two:

Make donation payment

Step Three:

Spread the word

Select an available date & time on Sign-up Genius to reserve your spot.

Remember to provide your cell phone so we can contact you when the photographer is ready! 

Make a $50 minimum donation on our Fundly page.

Are you searching for a holiday gift?

You can increase your donation to receive a beautiful selection of poinsettia from locally produced vendor WD Henry. 

$75 donations receive one 8″ poinsettia and cover a three night stay for a guest in our Main House.
$100 donations receive two 8″ poinsettia and covers a four night stay for a guest at KGH!

Indicate in your donation whether you’d like the flower upgrades or pay-it-forward for the next guest. You can also email Rebecca at RNason@kevinguesthouse.org with any questions or call our office at 716-882-1818. 

Help us sell-out this very special fundraiser by following us on social media. Interact with our posts and share with your network! 

Share on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn or Twitter. Word of mouth and email are also great ways to get others involved at KGH!


1. Your pre-paid session will last from 5-10 minutes. We have suggestions for poses, but you are welcome to create a custom variety!
2. Arrive 5 minutes before your assigned time slot. Free parking in the lot between our buildings at 766 & 782 Ellicott St. 
3. Sign a liability & media waiver. Save time by printing the form below and bringing with you.
4.  Smile big!
5. Our staff will email you the photograph for your use. Add RNason@kevinguesthouse.org as a safe sender in your contacts and check your junk/spam folder.
Write your wish list for Santa’s mailbox! Video recordings of Santa reading your family’s letter will be emailed right before Christmas Eve.
Print our wish list above or bring your own!
Parents – please clearly print the child’s first and last name on the bottom of the list. And submit a second copy typed or in parent’s handwriting.
Bring your furry friends, as pets are welcome!
Limited poinsettia will be available for purchase on-site. Pre-order yours by (DATE TBD) to pick up during your session.

Get inspiration by viewing our Facebook albums from past Family in Focus Events below:

Thank you to our Family in Focus Sponsor: