Special Needs Mini-Session | Chicago special needs photographer, Naperville family photographer

Time for my April 21st special needs mini-sessions. Here are the first half of them.


This first family were so sweet.  They had never had a family picture together, and what better time before it expands to include a new baby?  Their son has hearing loss and agensis of corpus callosum (developmental delay) and is nonverbal.  He was a very happy boy.  I hope I get to see them all again when the baby arrives!

Naperville family photographer


Wheaton special needs photographer


Plainfield family photographer


Our next family had two children – a boy and a girl.   The little girl was not interested in having her picture taken, but we still had fun.  The little boy kept wanting to show me his “bend”, which was what is below.  LOL

Downers Grove family photographer


Hinsdale family photographer


Elmhurst family photographer


The next session was with this handsome boy with autism.  Unfortunately, after he came and sat on the couch for all of 5 seconds, he started crying, and we were unable to get him to calm down.  🙁  Some days are just not good days, and unfortunately this was one of them.  But you can see he had the most beautiful eyes.

Bolingbrook family photographer


Geneva family photographer


This next young man officially wins the title of funniest client ever.  He is 29 years old and has autism.  His mother brought him in, and I initially asked if he wanted to sit or stand.  “Stand,” he replied, but his mother said that he usually has echolalia (repeating what is said).  But I quickly learned that he was a huge ham! LOL  “CHEESE!” he yelled, to which I laughed and said, “I hate cheese!”  Then he smiled and said, “cheeeeeese….BURGER!”  LOL  He went on and on with yelling out food and making me hungry.  He really was a wonderful guy so full of joy and laughter.

St. Charles family photographer


Downers Grove photographer


This next family I had met last year during my special needs mini-sessions, and they returned again.  Aren’t they a gorgeous family?  Their little boy has autism and didn’t necessarily want to be still or look at me, but we got some wonderful family pictures anyway.

Elmhurst photographer


Bolingbrook photographer


Naperville children's photographer

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  1. Janet Ramos on May 4, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    These photos are so beautiful. As a photographer and a mom of a special needs little boy, I know how badly you want to make the photos and the experience the best they’ve ever had. I think you’ve done that for these families. Well done! 🙂


  2. samantha e on May 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Love these photos

  3. Jeni on May 6, 2013 at 1:06 am

    These are all wonderful! You caught some great expressions. I’m sure these families are thrilled!

  4. Peggy Diehl on May 6, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Absolutely fantastic- I love the beautiful pictures of these precious kids!

    Great job Megan!

    The short stories you keep and share to bring the pictures to life are as amazing as the pictures themselves- I LOVE the one about “shouting out food, and making you hungry!” Completely loveable!

    Thank you for the time you spent with my children! We will always admire the photo’s you took!


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