Just look at these gorgeous smiling faces!! I absolutely love photographing Beautiful You sessions, working with families who celebrate every little triumph is so good for the soul.
Earlier this year I met Eli (8 years) and his sister Harlow (5 years) to celebrate their journey and provide their amazing parents with some fun images of their babies after a rough few years.
Eli is just the most beautiful quirky kid. He’s spent many times stepping in to “protect his sister “ when he thought doctors where hurting her, he rubs her back & holds her hands on days she’s having sensory overloads, he’s an avid reader who loves Pokémon & knows just about every evolution out there. After years fighting a fight many local Autism parents know too well, Eli finally received an Autism and ADHD diagnosis late last year.
Harlow was born with a heart defect that almost took her life at 6 weeks old. She was diagnosed with Critical Aortic Stenosis & Left Ventricular Dysfunction. You would never pick it unless you knew. She’s full of life, clumsy, sassy with a pinch of anxiety & sensory needs.
The purpose of the Beautiful You project is to celebrate children with special needs and celebrate their uniqueness through images. Google heart defects or Autism and chances are you wont see happy, smiling children. These conditions are such a small part of who Eli and Harper are, and I hope these images help everyone see past their diagnosis.
The Beautiful You Project offers free photography sessions and digital files for families of children with special needs. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org