One of my favorite passion projects in photography is the work I do with the Spectrum Inspired Foundation. Spectrum Inspired is an amazing organization that works globally with the families of children on the Autism spectrum to raise awareness to the wide diversity of Autism.
Every year I shoot many family sessions and almost all younger children have their moments of intensity and discomfort (who can blame them, they don’t understand the value of capturing family memories yet!) While anyone who has worked with me knows I shoot mostly unposed and candid sessions to combat the ‘bored family’ look; for a child on the spectrum a ‘lifestyle’ session is truly the perfect way to capture their true and happy selves.
Spectrum Inspired works to connect families with children on the spectrum with volunteer photographers for no cost lifestyle sessions to best capture the real and the raw. Often time these are done in places the child is most comfortable; like home or their favorite place to play. We don’t try to pose kids for the most part as that’s usually the part a child on the spectrum feels the least comfortable. Instead we capture them doing things they truly enjoy and watch their personality shine through their actions.
So with that little introduction I hope anyone who knows a family who’s put off family pictures for years will direct them to https://spectruminspired.org/
This particular little man came up all the way from the Fresno area for his session so we decided on a local park to work out of. He is crazy about his cars and his mama and his sweet little smile was shining through the entire session. There’s nothing quite as darling as kids just getting to be kids – and Brice did exactly that for us!