I am so excited to announce that I have been selected to join the international organization Spectrum Inspired which connects families touched by autism to a talented pool of lifestyle photographers. As part of this relationship I will be offering a 30% session discount to these families.
"Spectrum Inspired is an organization that connects families touched by Autism to professional photographers who have a true passion for celebrating every child’s unique spirit."
Why was a driven to join this talented group of professionals? My own family has been touched with autism, I have friends whose families have been touched by autism and I have photographed children with autism. So I have walked the path. I understand firsthand that it's not always easy to capture the innocence and spirit of these children and that professional photography is not often able to be a family's priority. I understand firsthand the unpredictability and I understand the struggles that may arise. I understand firsthand why many families fear having a third party have a peek into their lives. But I also understand that these children are very special to us, they have unique expressions and emotions just like any other child, their families want to concrete those memories in photographs, and that these children deserve to be seen.
The organization understands the financial burden often placed on these families, so there is also a scholarship fund available. Visit their website to learn more and complete the application process. Please share if you know a family who might be interested.