I’d have to say, this was one of my favorite portrait sessions yet. Capable Kids, a non-profit organization in the Rio Grande Valley, is dedicated to planning events and activities for special needs kids and their families. They organized their first Prom for special needs teens and young adults and I volunteered to be the portrait photographer for this event.
It is not surprising that the Prom was a huge success! All the planning and hard work by my daughter (President of Capable Kids) and the team of organizers and sponsors made this a very special evening for these young people. You could see it in their faces as I photographed them — they felt beautiful. I took the approach to provide very basic direction and let each of them decide how they wanted to pose. I wanted the final portrait to be an extension of their personalities. Here’s a small sample of the portraits from this memorable evening, which still makes me a little teary-eyed.