Saturday, October 15, 2011

Inspiration Through Art - Rowenna

I've been on an extended break from paid sessions, but am still volunteering for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep and Inspiration Through Art, because I believe strongly in the work both organizations do. Today I shot my first session for Inspiration Through Art, which is formerly known as The Littlest Heroes Project. ITA's mission is to help provide and capture memories for families who are dealing with hectic schedules due to having a child who is suffering from a serious illness or life altering disability. It's a fabulous organization and I'm proud to be a part of it!

This afternoon I had the pleasure of working with Rowenna and her parents Melissa and Carl. Rowenna has Down Syndrome and also had a Complete Atrialventricular Canal that was repaired when she was just 4 months old! As you'll see in her pictures, her smile could brighten even the darkest of days - I found myself grinning like a fool just looking through the pictures because it's infectious!

This is just a sneak peek of the photos I took today - I will add more in the next week or two. Thank you again to Melissa and Carl for allowing me to meet Rowenna and get to know her a little better! She truly is a hero!


  1. We had a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing your time and talent with us!

    We've never had a formal family picture taken. I cried a little here seeing this picture - what a gift. Thank you again!

  2. She definitely is inspiration!!! Thanks for spreading your smile Ro and showing everyone that the sun does shine!!!! You go girl :)