The Maine Exposure
“The first step towards change is awareness. The second step is acceptance.”
My mission statement for this portion of my photography “The Maine Exposure” is to create beautiful authentic images for families with loved ones diagnosed with intellectual disabilities. The goal is to help tell their story of love and joy and showing likeness vs differences.
If you know me, you know I have a passion for education, if you really know me you know my passion is working with individuals with disabilities. Since I was 16 I have been involved with working with special needs children and adults. From a camp councilor to special olympics, to a day program coordinator, to a in home support specialist, to a early intervention pre school program to a functional life skills high school teacher. My life’s experiences in my professional career as a special education teacher has taught me many skills working with these individuals. When parents of these families realized I also did photography they started reaching out to me to capture their loved one .
I’m respectful, trusting, calm and or funny if your kid needs that, patient, and I have a lot of tools in my belt to help aid your loved one to communicate their story through visuals.
If you have a child & or adult with special needs who you want to capture their joy please contact me. My personal skill set and special education certifications make me a perfect fit for your family member which will allow you to enjoy your self and come worry free. I strongly believe every family deserves frame worthy photos of their child on the wall of their home. So looking forward to capturing these special moments.
Also be sure to ask about the day in the life of portrait session which captures all of those unseen moments you share daily, like seen here. A portion of the Day in the Life of photo shoots will go to a local charity in honor of your family.