Changing the face of beauty
Changing the face of beauty. I am beyond blessed. Not only do I get to photograph people but as a NJ photographer I am going to try to help. Although for the life of me I can’t image how anyone could look at these faces and not see the beauty? Since many years ago I have always loved children. Before having three of my own I worked for the school system with children who had Autism , somehow that lead into working as a sign language interpreter for deaf children. Anything I could do to help in Changing the face of beauty. would make me proud.
I have learned about a Network named “Network21” If you are a Parent or a Care giver of a child who has that beautiful one extra chromosome and are not aware of this organization reach out to them. I have met some beautiful human’s thru them. Also learning a lot IE: I have learned that there are ways of speaking about people, which resonated with me on so many different levels. I use to be the “September 11 Widow” and my beautiful friend Debbie use to be known as “the one with Cancer”.
With people, FIRST LANGUAGE, kids are kids are kids-same with adults. Don’t define people by their diagnosis. We don’t say, oh there’s so and so, he’s a cancer kid. We say oh, there’s so and so. Same for Down Syndrome. Logan is a child. Not a Down Syndrome child. DS has a lot to do with his make up but it doesn’t define him. He has his mother’s complexion, eyelashes and veins, and he’s the spitting image of his father. He s active, kind, loving and the most empathetic person you’ll ever meet. Logan is a sweet, smart, witty little boy who happens to have Down Syndrome .
As my own children started to grow up I decided to document their childhood with my camera and then I fell in love with photography all over again. So, with all that being said I am here today with Logan and his amazing family who were an absolute joy to be with, much less to have the honor to photograph.
I can’t end this blog without mentioning Logans beautiful soulful sister. She is just as sweet as Logan and LOVED posing for the camera!