What's the Big Deal?
“It’s just pictures.”
My dear, it is so much more. For parents of children with exceptionalities, there are a lot of additional stressors to consider:
- Educational experiences
- Medical concerns and accommodations
- Emotional stressors
- Need for Self care
- Need for sense of community
- Physical limitations
- Communication styles
Parents are stretched thin and battling the ever increasing lack of resources in our small community. Let's be honest: when your child receives a diagnosis, the psychologist/physician doesn't prepare you for navigating play dates, how to foster acceptance from your in laws, preparing for long wait lines at the fair, or how to handle the ignorant comments of others. Suddenly you have answers but sometimes it can feel completely lonely.
The least of all decisions should be documenting your precious moments just as all families desire to do. Photography should be 𝒆𝒂𝒔𝒊𝒍𝒚 𝒂𝒄𝒄𝒆𝒔𝒔𝒊𝒃𝒍𝒆 but when not handled with care it is a potential additional stressor, flight risk, pain point for a parent whose child is afraid, and so on… All of this is carefully considered here!
If you’re just looking for a picture, I might not be for you, but if you want to capture beautiful keepsakes of the most treasured people in your life in each of their milestones and feel at ease while doing so… you’re in the right place. AND - if you want to: vent about IEPs, need a resource for summer camp, want some strategies for transitions, need a listening ear for your newly diagnosed journey, would like to plug-in to connect with community, want your kids to enjoy the experience, and confidently walk in a judgment-free zone, you’re definitely in the right place.