Visitors to the Massachusetts Conference website these days might see some familiar faces – maybe even their own.
Professional photos of people from Conference churches have now replaced the photos of models in the banners across the top of each page of the website. A dozen different photos are currently on the site, each one displayed at random.
“We are so excited to have the faces of ‘real’ people from the Conference gracing macucc.org,” said Tiffany Vail, Associate for Communication. “It gives our site an authenticity that was lacking with the stock photos.”
The portraits were taken at a photo shoot set up at Super Saturday in Framingham in October. Everyone attending was invited to get their pictures taken. Photographer Steve Nelson, a member of the East Milton Congregational Church and a principal of FayFoto in Boston, volunteered his services and brought his own equipment, lighting and black backdrop for the project.
“I am just so grateful to Steve for lending us his talents for this project – he did a fabulous job of getting people to relax and have fun in front of the camera,” Vail said. “And I’m grateful that we had such a diversity of people who enthusiastically posed for photos.”
The photos were made available to the subjects via Flickr, and will be used on social media sites and in publications that interpret the mission and ministry of the Conference.
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