We are documentary photographers.
What does that mean anyways?
we are drawn to real, raw and unposed photographs. Our favorite imagery is that which captures the true essence of a person – right now – in this moment.
WE WHOLEHEARTEDLY BELIEVE THE DOCUMENTARY APPROACH IS IDEAL FOR SPECTRUM FAMILIES BECAUSE:
…ALLOWS INDIVIDUALS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM TO LEAD THEIR TIME SPENT WITH OUR PHOTOGRAPHERS. INSTEAD OF ASKING THEM TO PERFORM WITHIN ANY KIND OF SOCIAL NORMS TYPICALLY ASSOCIATED WITH FAMILY PHOTOS - WE ENCOURAGE SPECTRUM INSPIRED FAMILIES TO SIMPLY BE WHO THEY ARE AND SHOOT WHERE THEY ARE MOST COMFORTABLE.
INTEGRITY + TRUTH
…HONEST IMAGERY ENABLES OUR ORGANIZATION TO SHARE THE REALITY OF AUTISM SO THAT WE MAY EDUCATE THE WORLD ON HOW BROAD THE SPECTRUM TRULY IS.
COMMITTMENT TO NEURO-DIVERSITY + ACCEPTANCE
THE AUTISM SPECTRUM IS DIVERSE - SO DIVERSE WE COULDN’T POSSIBLY PHOTOGRAPH ENOUGH SESSIONS TO FULLY ILLUSTRATE IT IN IT’S ENTIRETY. IT’S EVER CHANGING AND AS YOU KNOW - ON THE RISE - WHICH IS WHY WE PUSH FOR NEURO-DIVERSITY + ACCEPTANCE.
FREE PHOTOS FOR FAMILIES TOUCHED BY AUTISM - INTERNATIONALLY
OUR VOLUNTEER PHOTOGRAPHERS SPECIALIZE IN SOME FORM OF LIFESTYLE/DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY. THEY GENEROUSLY GIFT THEIR TRAVEL, TIME AND SERVICES TO FAMILIES AT NO COST AT ALL.
WHAT TO EXPECT
In order to be considered for a FREE session, which our photographers will pour their hearts into - we ask that WHEN you apply - YOU do the same.
We only accept families THAT take the time to fill out their applications and tell us their stories - genuinely, honestly and thoughtfully.
Your application will also ask FOR many details ABOUT personality and preferences. This is where we get to know your FAMILY: likes, dislikes, favorite THINGS TO DO, limitations, interests, AND what KIND OF SENSORY SEEKING/AVOIDANCE SITUATIONS WE MIGHT EXPERIENCE.
- YOU AND YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER will then choose a location - whether it be in your home or at an outdoor location.
-YOUR SESSION SHOULD LAST about 1-2 hours.
-Each session will be tailored to the needs of YOUR family unit.
the ultimate goal is to freeze this moment in time and give you priceless images that you will cherish forever.
adults on the autism spectrum are absolutely included in our mission at spectrum inspired as well