Time for my April 21st special needs mini-sessions. Here are the first half of them.
This first family were so sweet. They had never had a family picture together, and what better time before it expands to include a new baby? Their son has hearing loss and agensis of corpus callosum (developmental delay) and is nonverbal. He was a very happy boy. I hope I get to see them all again when the baby arrives!
Our next family had two children – a boy and a girl. The little girl was not interested in having her picture taken, but we still had fun. The little boy kept wanting to show me his “bend”, which was what is below. LOL
The next session was with this handsome boy with autism. Unfortunately, after he came and sat on the couch for all of 5 seconds, he started crying, and we were unable to get him to calm down. Some days are just not good days, and unfortunately this was one of them. But you can see he had the most beautiful eyes.
This next young man officially wins the title of funniest client ever. He is 29 years old and has autism. His mother brought him in, and I initially asked if he wanted to sit or stand. “Stand,” he replied, but his mother said that he usually has echolalia (repeating what is said). But I quickly learned that he was a huge ham! LOL “CHEESE!” he yelled, to which I laughed and said, “I hate cheese!” Then he smiled and said, “cheeeeeese….BURGER!” LOL He went on and on with yelling out food and making me hungry. He really was a wonderful guy so full of joy and laughter.
This next family I had met last year during my special needs mini-sessions, and they returned again. Aren’t they a gorgeous family? Their little boy has autism and didn’t necessarily want to be still or look at me, but we got some wonderful family pictures anyway.