One of the most wonderful experiences that we had last year was photographing children living with Autism. We participated with a group of professional photographers from all over the country in Focus on Autism.
We sat aside a day in April (the month we focus on autism awareness) to focus only on those living with Autism. Each child/person photographed are featured on our blog and will be featured, at some point on a national level.
Handsome Mr. ‘G’ came all happy and full of smiles. I have never seen a child so happy!!!
In his mother’s words:
“Mr. ‘G’ was born 2 years ago, happy heavy boy. 9 pounds and 5 ounces!!! WOW! His first word, “aqua” (Spanish for water) and that was when he was 9 months old. I was already concerned about the fact that he would not turn or respond when his name was called. The pediatrician said that it was OK as some kids take more time than others.
He turned 1 year old and was not even crawling. The doctor said that …”he is a little chubby…” and that it might take a little longer for him than for other kids. I told the doctor that I wanted him to be referred to a physical therapy. At 18 months, Mr. ‘G’ began to walk. Or rather “waddle”, but still was not talking other then the one word, “aqua”. He did not point, grunt, make baby or babbling sounds, nothing. And he still was not responding to the call of his name, clapping, touching, etc. (other means of getting a child’s attention) in any way.
I think God has a mission for me (and family) and my son is teaching me patience. I was chosen to take care of him and show him the world! His name, “G….” means “Strength of God”. Is that a coincidence??? Who can tell!!!???
Our experience with Mr. ‘G’ was wonderful! A very happy precious little boy who seemed full of wonder. As typical with many autistic children, unresponsive to any communication. But we could see excitement and cheerfulness in him. What a joy he must be to his family!
Full of curiosity…
And that precious smile!!!
Eyes always wondering…
Energetic and happy!
We will be participating in Focus On Autism® again this coming April. Dates to be announced. All portraits will be taken here at the studio with outdoor sessions available. For more information call 205-807-1223 or email Missy@imagesbymissy.com
We also have 2 current promotions
Business Portrait Event
This is the perfect time to update your image and what better way than with a new executive head shot! We have a few session openings left for our $69 event on Friday January 18th. To read more about the event, click here.
Are You Wearing Red?!?
Red is for Love! Red is for Romance! Red is for Valentines! Red is for Heart!!! Have you been effected by Heart Disease? And did you know it is the number one killer of women? A silent killer. Do you know the signs? I have a story to share and will give you a current update next week. Meanwhile these two links I Am A Survivor and Lifestyle and Recovery will tell you part of my story.
In conjunction with the American Heart Association’s “Go Red For Women®” we are setting aside 2 days for complimentary portrait sessions for anyone who is wearing RED. You will receive on digital image and rights to use it on your social networking pages, emails, etc. If you would like to give a donation to the American Heart Association, that will be welcomed as well. Print packages will be available for purchase with a portion of the sales going to The American Heart Association. If you have a story to share, we would love to have it in writing. I will share it on this blog and pass it onto the American Heart Association as well. It can be about your mom, grandmother, aunt, sister, daughter or yourself. Our dates for the Wear Your Red Event will be Thursday Jan 24th & Friday Jan 25th. You will have your portrait by Friday Feburary 1st, “Go Red For Women®” day. The sessions are by appointment only and will go fast! Call 205-807-1223 to schedule your Red today!