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!
Fast forward to last week. 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 2006-2011 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. So without further ado, announcing…
Puzzle Piece Princes and Princesses Portrait Party! PPPPPP — how’s that for an acronym?
When: Saturday, Aug 27th
Where: Dublin Park, at Kid’s Kingdom
What: Complimentary Spoiled Rotten Photo 15 minute Session (for one child living with ASD)
We are offering a complimentary 8×10 from the session & no obligation to purchase, but other images will be available to order on-line at Spoiled Rotten Photo prices.
2 Steps you must complete to have your child photographed:
1. Schedule your time: Schedule Session Time for Sat. Aug 27th
2. Register your child: ASD Day Portrait Registration
Call us if you have any questions or would like to chat about your session!
Jo Anne (will be photographing) 256-690-1519 or JoAnne@SpoiledRottenPhotography.com
Melissa (will be assisting) 256-658-8275 or Melissa@SpoiledRottenPhotography.com