These photographs were taken between March-May of 2020 as the effects of Covid-19 swept through Mississippi and the United States. Many of my photography jobs were cancelled within a matter of days in early spring, leaving me (and many Americans) more free time. I began documenting my surroundings, and the limited ‘essential’ outings. Mainly, I was “hunkering down” (as we say in the south) with my husband, children and dog. As Easter approached, I realized there would be no family or friend gatherings for some time. Governor Tate Reeves called for a shelter-in-place order for the state, and that is when the #thresholdportrait project began. It’s my small way of documenting this strange and surreal time in our country’s history.