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Calling all Exceptional People

Updated: Feb 23, 2022

Pictures + Stories = Acceptance

VI Photography and David Carr Photography are partnering for a very special project. We plan to publish a photo book this year featuring exceptional people living with different abilities, participating in our world in an extraordinary way with intellectual, physical, or not so visible challenges.

Some disabilities are visual, yet many are not. Either way, misconceptions surrounding disabilities need to be eliminated… And that all comes from knowledge. My friend Kim said,

“People are curious and want to know, but often just stare. We encourage you to ask questions and greet our children. These questions instead of stares will change the future. Questions lead to answers and answers lead to knowledge.”

Our goal with this book is to elevate knowledge and promote acceptance. We’re showcasing stories and want to share with the world what is encouraged to say and what is NOT okay to say to these children and their families. We want to share Pictures, Voices, and Stories to give knowledge and promote acceptance. We also want to learn about organizations who provide support and a place of belonging for those with special needs.

Please consider participating in one of two ways:

  1. Photo & story feature: We are offering a complimentary 15-minute portrait session for exceptional children. The photos will be featured in a printed book.

  2. Share Your Story: We would love you to share your story. Note, you can share your name or remain anonymous.

If you are interested in participating, we're accepting submissions now through 3/1/22.

Photoshoot dates are planned for:

Sunday, February 20th

Saturday, March 12th

Saturday, March 26th

By filling out the form, you will be added to my list of interested families. I will follow up to let you know if you have secured a spot.

Thank you for considering being part of this most special project!

Photoshoot Terms: Participants will also receive the digital image chosen for the book. A signed photo release contract by a legal guardian is required if chosen to participate. Participants must not have be experiencing any signs of COVID-19 within 24 hours of the photo shoot.

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