I am blessed with such awesome opportunities within my photography work life now that I have retired from my full-time job at the steel mill. New doors have opened and I find myself enjoying such a wide range of events, exhibits, creativity, and volunteerism.
Which brings me to The Down Syndrome Association of Pittsburgh and its annual calendar project.
I was tagged in an online Facebook post a few months ago by a dear friend, Angie, recognizing me as an Armstrong County area photographer. The Down Syndrome Association was asking for volunteer photographers to work with local families who wanted to participate in the 2023 calendar.
Knowing a few families who have young children with Down, I jumped at the chance to become the photographer for this project - volunteering my time to capture the smiles and accomplishments of these awesome kids!!
I met Wesson, Damien, Kaleb, Eli, Lacey, and Isabella. And you can easily see how I fell completely in love with each one of these awesome kids for so many different reasons. They were so fun to photograph. Their families were wonderful to work with. And the folks at DSA of Pittsburgh are fantastic! This has been a great experience for me and I hope I can do it again!