April is Autism Awareness Month. And with everything going on in April… we decided to wait until May to have our 4th Annual Focus on Autism Portraits!
This year’s sessions will be 8-11 am on Saturday, May 17th.
If you have a child living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) we would like to give you a portrait session and 11×14 wall portrait of your child. If you would like to participate in our program- it’s easy! Just sign up. Then we’ll contact you to talk a little about the session, plan your clothing, and schedule your time.
***** Sign up Now, if a session is available you will be emailed with instructions on your session time and location*****
If all the sessions are full, you will be placed on a waiting list.
Just Sign Up Here: Focus on Autism
**** You will get an auto email back as if you were signing up for a school…. no worries, all sessions are on May 17th- we’ll let you know your time****
When: Saturday, May 17th
Where: The Greenway, near the Village of Providence
What: Complimentary portrait session & 11×14 Wall Portrait
We are offering a complimentary 11×14 from the session & no obligation to purchase, but other images will be available to order on-line at Spoiled Rotten Photo prices. This year, all proceeds are donated to an amazing organization TACA (TACAnow.org) that is dedicated to giving real help and hope to families affected by autism.
A little History:
If any of you are on my Facebook page, or read this blog post you know about our sweet girl who lives with ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder). In 2006, I photographed a school that had several preschoolers on the autism spectrum. Caroline was still a toddler and we had no clue that she was on the spectrum. To be honest, I did not really know what autism was. Our preschool photography company, Spoiled Rotten Photography, is not your ordinary school picture company- we work tirelessly to get wonderful portraits of each and EVERY child. One child came to be photographed and his shadow (or aide) was with him. We worked and worked with him… and I remember feeling relieved when we finally got one shot of him smiling. What I didn’t realize until his mother called me… it was the first picture they had ever gotten with their son smiling. WOW!
Caroline had her good friend and ASD classmate over for a play-date. His mother told me that they had not had a professional photo of their son since he was 3 (he is now 7) because “photographers just don’t know what to do with him.” There are many other events in between 2006-2013 that have inspired me to have a day, just for kids like mine, where the photography staff understands ASD, and will work to capture the beautiful spirit that lives in each and every one of our kids.