In the spring of 2018, I was lucky enough to be asked to photograph a sweet little girl named Cara who happened to have Down’s syndrome. I was immediately inspired to want to use them to raise awareness of Down’s syndrome. So much so that I decided that I wanted to do another photo session next year.
When I came across Sparkles, I instantly knew that I wanted to lend them my support. For the last two years I have photographed 50 adults and children with an extra chromosome in hope to change perceptions of people with Down's Syndrome. I believe that people with Down’s Syndrome can achieve much more than most people can even imagine. The key is early intervention and extra, well-timed support. It is also very important for me to ensure my own daughters understand diversity, the importance of inclusion and that they are naturally open-minded.