The deposit to reserve your session date and time is a $50 or more tax-deductible donation to Hearts and Lens.
“Special Kids Photography of America was founded out of a young Pennsylvania mother’s frustration, humiliation, and hurt experienced at a photo studio where she went to commission a portrait of her one-year-old disabled son. The photographer tried to turn her away because her baby did not look like other infants. After her tears dried, she got mad and realized that professional photographers need to be trained with researched knowledge and how to be comfortable with photographing special children. That’s what SKPA does: Train photographers and advocate for special children through beautiful photography.
Since SKPA’s inception in 2000, hundreds of photographers have been trained in the unique understanding of working with various disabilities common in our society. Photographers and interested parties can benefit from this website’s educational books and tools. Our primary mission is to represent parents to photographers so that they might have the training, understanding, and tools to improve photographic services to families of children with special needs.”
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