Warrior Moms | Chicago Special Needs Photographer

I was honored to be contacted to photograph this group of women for the international magazine, Autism File’s, first calendar.  In the past, this magazine has done an annual cover celebrating mothers of autism, and each year, the mothers are wearing black dresses.  It is their theme.  With their first calendar, they are having different groups of mothers in their black dresses.  This local group of women all have at least one child with autism, some with more.  They are warrior moms who are constantly fighting for their children.  While most parents do have to occasionally go into momma bear mode when their child is picked on or experiences one of life’s small injustices, these mothers have to fight all the time – fight the schools, doctors, insurance, society – because no one else will.  This group of beautiful and amazing women were wonderful to photograph.

Meet the warrior moms, ready to protect their children.  Ready to fight for them.

Thank you for letting me capture this for you.

15 Comments

  1. Silvina B. on June 27, 2010 at 6:27 pm

    WOW Megan….beautiful image, beautiful post!!

  2. Kersten Rojas on June 27, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    kersten-front right. Thank’s Meghan! Hope you can airbrush those jowls and arms 🙂 LOL.

  3. Pamella Payne on June 28, 2010 at 12:29 am

    Thank you for sharing – I do not have a child with Autism, but I appreciate the wisdom, courage and beauty that these women have on a personal level (Thanks, Sandy!!). They are truly inspirational, teaching each of us to fight, to stand strong, and to educate others (me included). What an awesome group.

  4. judy ebel on June 28, 2010 at 3:02 am

    KERSTEN MY DEAREST FRIEND YOU LOOK SO BEAUTIFUL EVEN THOUGH YOUR GOING THROUGH SO MUCH GOOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY AND I HOPE EVERY THING TURNS AROUND FOR YOUS YOU HAVENT CHANGED A BIT SURE DO MISS SEEING YOU AND WORKING TOGETHER GOD BLESS YOU I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU JUDY

  5. Jennifer Swanson Collins on June 28, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    The photo is amazing! You are so talented and I hope to work with you again soon with my boys. By the way, can you give me eyebrows and lips? Just kidding (kind of). Aww, the joys of being an ultra pale genuine blonde in the summer sun. Where did my face go? 🙂
    Seriously, you captured the mood and sense of determination beautifully. So proud to be a part of this.

    Jen Swanson Collins

  6. Angie Gallagher on June 28, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Megan, as a mom to a special needs child myself, this photo is incredibly moving to me! It is simply stunning and I think you captured their determination perfectly! Well done!

  7. vickie on June 29, 2010 at 8:37 pm

    Gorgeous photo & beautiful group of ladies. Beautiful work.

  8. […] I just received the official notice about Autism File Magazine’s collaboration with Autism Hope Alliance for their 2011 calendar – Autism Mothers Unite Worldwide.  Looks whose photo is on the cover! YAY.  I want to again thank the Naperville Mom’s of Autism meetup group for contacting me to photograph them.  If you missed the story behind it, you can read about it HERE. […]

  9. […] I just received the official notice about Autism File Magazine’s collaboration with Autism Hope Alliance for their 2011 calendar – Autism Mothers Unite Worldwide.  Looks whose photo is on the cover! YAY.  I want to again thank the Naperville Mom’s of Autism meetup group for contacting me to photograph them.  If you missed the story behind it, you can read about it HERE. […]

  10. […] I just received the official notice about Autism File Magazine’s collaboration with Autism Hope Alliance for their 2011 calendar – Autism Mothers Unite Worldwide.  Looks whose photo is on the cover! YAY.  I want to again thank the Naperville Mom’s of Autism meetup group for contacting me to photograph them.  If you missed the story behind it, you can read about it HERE. […]

  11. […] I just received the official notice about Autism File Magazine’s collaboration with Autism Hope Alliance for their 2011 calendar – Autism Mothers Unite Worldwide.  Looks whose photo is on the cover! YAY.  I want to again thank the Naperville Mom’s of Autism meetup group for contacting me to photograph them.  If you missed the story behind it, you can read about it HERE. […]

  12. […] I just received the official notice about Autism File Magazine’s collaboration with Autism Hope Alliance for their 2011 calendar – Autism Mothers Unite Worldwide.  Looks whose photo is on the cover! YAY.  I want to again thank the Naperville Mom’s of Autism meetup group for contacting me to photograph them.  If you missed the story behind it, you can read about it HERE. […]

  13. […] I just received the official notice about Autism File Magazine’s collaboration with Autism Hope Alliance for their 2011 calendar – Autism Mothers Unite Worldwide.  Looks whose photo is on the cover! YAY.  I want to again thank the Naperville Mom’s of Autism meetup group for contacting me to photograph them.  If you missed the story behind it, you can read about it HERE. […]

  14. […] I just received the official notice about Autism File Magazine’s collaboration with Autism Hope Alliance for their 2011 calendar – Autism Mothers Unite Worldwide.  Looks whose photo is on the cover! YAY.  I want to again thank the Naperville Mom’s of Autism meetup group for contacting me to photograph them.  If you missed the story behind it, you can read about it HERE. […]

  15. […] I just received the official notice about Autism File Magazine’s collaboration with Autism Hope Alliance for their 2011 calendar – Autism Mothers Unite Worldwide.  Looks whose photo is on the cover! YAY.  I want to again thank the Naperville Mom’s of Autism meetup group for contacting me to photograph them.  If you missed the story behind it, you can read about it HERE. […]

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