The Thayer's had family photos taken on Saturday. Roa also got his individual 2 year shots. Picture time has never been fun with Rojo. We tried the cheap route, visiting Sears and JC Penney's but were not happy with the results. Actually, with JCP, I contacted the manager and complained.
Every appointment I make, I call ahead and let them know that Roa has CP. I explain that he doesn't sit on his own and will need positioning aids, a quick camera to catch him when he is able to hold a position independentlly for a minute, and an experienced photographer with alot of patience!
The last visit to JCP was when Roa was turning 1. The first red flag that this wasn't the dream session we would have liked was the fact that the photographer who checked us in said, "Oh, he has cerebral palsy." Can I look at him first?"
What was she expecting to see? A scary monster in our stroller?
When she came over and met Rojo, she said with surprise, "OH, he is Cute?!"
Again,...scary monster expectations??
The photographer taking the photos was nervous and very hurried. I think we got one good shot and he wasn't even smiling, just looking towards the camera.
I know it is not easy snapping shots of Roa. Trying to catch the moment while positioning and distracting is difficult. That terrible session made me research Special Needs Photography online. Guess what? No where to be found. What a great business venture THAT would be!!
Throwing it out there into the universe.......
Amber from A la Flutter photography is now our official family photographer and she is GREAT! So kind and patient, giving King Roa the time and attention he deserves. Check her work out at: http://alaflutter.blogspot.com/
What are you other Special parent's experiences with photographers? I'd love to hear!
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