Nathan. He's my baby brother. He's smart, kind, and funny. He's starting his final year of high school. He loves Disney movies, music, Facebook, and maps.
He also has Autism.
We are visiting home and I got to thinking about how this was his final year of high school, and realized that he should have some senior portraits. He doesn't love posing for pictures (in all honesty, who does?), but he did so good. He followed every direction!
He wore purple because it is his favorite color, and he brought Marie because she is one of his very favorite Disney characters. Oh, and we can't forget his maps. That wasn't a hard thing to remember because Nathan never goes anywhere without his map.
I just love how these senior pictures turned out because they represent him so well.
An example of his direction following skills. We asked him to open his eyes and close his mouth for this picture. He's a pro!
Nathan's picture smile. "Say Cheeeeese!"
Nathan wanted to be sure to include Marie in his pictures.
Of course, no session with Nathan would be complete without one of his maps.
For those who aren't aware, I have a degree in Special education. It's been awhile since I have had a chance to use that degree in education, but doing this session really got me thinking about how everyone deserves to have their memories preserved through professional photography. Especially those who may walk a special path through life. I really hope we have opportunities to photograph some people who have special needs again.
If you have a child who has special needs and have hesitated to have portraits done because of special needs and concerns please contact us to discuss. We would love to work with you and help you accommodate those special needs. We can meet at your home, and find a way to help you preserve those memories!
North Dallas Special Needs Photographer