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Halloween Minis for Autism

“If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears however measured or far away”

“Asher as Justin Bieber”

Back in July my sweet son Asher was diagnosed Autistic. For anyone in this same boat you know that means a whirlwind of emotions, paperwork, evaluations, stress and uncertainty. In the mix of all the chaos I was receiving friendly reminder emails every so often that I had signed up to do an autism walk with Autism Speaks and was supposed to be fundraising. Oh right…fundraising that would fit nicely into my already hectic schedule! Then I had an idea! And idea that I was so excited about! Halloween Mini’s for Autism! I love Halloween, like LOVE it! And what a better way to fund raise than take pictures of adorable kiddos in their costumes! It was a match made in heaven! A quick little post on facebook and the day of minis was 80% sold out! That post shared to my personal page and the Autism Speaks page and I was booked…solid! I even opened up sessions an hour earlier than I had planned! I was so overwhelmed with the incredible response! My little idea even sparked Erin Wallis of Erin Wallis Photography in Campbell River , Canada to do a similar fundraiser for Cystic Fibrosis Canada! Now this may be a silly little pipe dream but imagine every Halloween more and more photographers did minis for charity! That my friends could be really cool! Here are some favorites from the minis plus some great snap shots from the Autism walk! Looking forward to next year!!

“Our group ready to walk!”

“Vake posing with Asher”

“Asher being serious!”

“Me and my girl Emmy”

“Griff Griff”



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