I know from my own experience as a mum of two neurodiverse children that caring for a child with additional needs can be very challenging. A concern I hear a lot is how difficult it can be to get a nice photograph, either of the child alone or a family group. That’s particularly, but not uniquely, true for children on the autistic spectrum.
I don’t have solutions for all of the many issues you have to deal with, but I do know about photography, and I will do my very best to give you the photographs you want.
So what makes my approach different?
Whilst I do have experience of working with children with additional needs, I know that no two children are the same, so my starting point is to get to understand your child’s specific needs and issues. As a parent or carer, you know best how they are likely to react to being photographed, and what might help. So I start with having a chat with you, and perhaps your child, before we even think about getting a camera out.
Time is the key to success. Most photographers work to a strict timetable, but I understand that you might not be able to arrive when you planned, because the unexpected happens. I allow plenty of time for the booking, to make sure your child has time to get used to me, my studio, and my kit. We need to build up rapport and trust, and it can be an hour before I actually take any photographs. Sometimes I don’t take any and arrange another session. I’ll take as much time as I need to get the right results.
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