NORTHERN ECHO photographer Sarah Caldecott has been documenting lockdown life on the doorstep.

Before restrictions were eased Sarah caught up with a few families across the region to take a family portrait.

The Northern Echo:

The Kingdon family, from Darlington: Sara with her son Jack, three, and her mum, Sheila, who lives next door

She said: “We wanted to capture these unprecedented times by offering local families the opportunity to create lasting lockdown memories, with a photo taken in front of their house.

The Northern Echo:

The Hedley family from Darlington, Lisa, Jonathan, Frank, Nancy and dog Aggie

"The coronavirus lockdown is unlike anything any of us have experienced – and we thank the families in helping us to capture images of this remarkable period of our lives, when the North-East and North Yorkshire stayed at home to help save lives.”