This cause is core to who I am – as a mother and as a photographer. I serve as a Spectrum Inspired photographer in honor of my oldest son – I want the world to see more of who I see when I look at him. I want them to see past his averted eyes, running in circles and incessant chatter about animals. I want to make sure that other families like ours have access to professional photography services and feel comfortable having a photo session with someone who truly gets their family and understands the road they are traveling.
From the Spectrum Inspired website:
“What is Spectrum Inspired? It’s a movement to show the world that children with autism are beautiful. So many families of children with autism have never had professional photos of their kiddos – most often because they fear their child will not cooperate or will embarrass the family or their budgets do not allow it because necessary and expensive therapies, equipment and medications must come first in the family budget.
We are Lifestyle photographers. What that means is we are drawn to the real, unposed, raw moments. Our favorite imagery is that which captures the true essence of a child –right now– in this moment in their lives. In order to be considered for a FREE session, which our photographers will pour their heart into, we ask that you apply and do the same. We only accept families with a child on the spectrum who take time to fill our their application and tell their story genuinely, honestly and thoughtfully.
Your application will also ask many details on your child’s personality and preferences. This is where we get to know your child. Their likes, their dislikes, what their favorite toy is, their limitations and interests, what (if any) sensory sensitivities they have, etc. We will then choose a location, whether it be in your own home or in an outdoor location. We will then spend about an hour together, capturing the real spirit of your child. Each session will be different, but the ultimate goal is to freeze this moment in time…to give you priceless images that you will cherish forever. Because they grow up so fast, before you know it, this moment will be gone
….and I promise, this moment is worthy of documentation.
Your baby is beautiful. Let us show the world.”
If you are interested in applying for a Spectrum Inspired session, please complete the online application.