As the mother of a handicapped child, I spend a lot of time thinking about children with special needs and all the challenges we, as parents, must face. My son recently came home with yet another bad school picture, which I immediately sliced up and mailed back to the photographer. Don’t ask me why I keep paying for these photos I know I will just return…I guess I keep hoping one day I’ll get a good one. No disrespect to the local school photographers, but rarely have I been pleased with a school photo of my son. It takes patience and understanding to take photos of children with special needs. The “get ‘em in quickly and out the door” approach just doesn’t work with a child who has 20/2500 vision and a cochlear implant. Sorry.
Out of my own frustrations with school portraits and my understanding of these amazing children, I will be partnering with Special Kids Photography of America to sponsor a Special Kids Photography Month and encourage anyone with a special child to come by. More details to follow in the coming weeks. Both the property and my studio are handicap accessible so I should be able to accommodate everyone.