The Superhero Project {Melanie}

{The Superhero Project began the summer of 2013 when I began taking portraits of special needs kids dresses as super heros. My goal is to provide professional images of these unique children to their families. While their special needs are what brought them to the shoot, I wanted the images to capture their individual spirits.}

The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling Photography

Melanie’s mom had this to say:

Melanie is a bright and energetic 4 year old, who wakes up every day smiling. Melanie also has a diagnosis of autism, as well as epilepsy and sensory processing disorder. Even though these conditions make things a lot harder, Melanie has shown nothing but happiness and perseverance. 


The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling PhotographyThrough all the doctors, therapy and medical procedures, she has become stronger than ever and has really transformed since this time last year.

The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling PhotographyWe felt a butterfly costume would truly represent her, her changes and her personality. At home, Mel loves to dance and play the piano with her little brother. 

The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling Photography The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling Photography The Superhero Project  by special needs photographer Little Earthling PhotographyMelanie was completely captivated by her shadow!

To learn more about Melanie’s conditions check out: Autism Speaks and Epilepsy Foundation.

 

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8 Responses

  1. Bre christy

    These are just beautiful, you really captured her spirit in every photo. So amazing!

  2. Amber

    She is adorable. You did such a wonderful job Renee. My fav is the shadow photo

  3. Mary Adams-Dodson

    Yes! The shadow image is absolutely beautiful! Mel’s beauty and inquisitiveness truly shines through in this image. :0)

  4. Violet McWhirk

    These are so beautiful. Bre you have such a beautiful daughter. Renee you did such an amazing job. Good job Mel!

  5. Delia

    The shadow photo is very Peter-Panesque! Full of the wonder & delight that children find in simple things like shadows. Beautifully captured.

  6. Cindy

    What a beautiful girl! Her smile radiates out of the picture. I think your use of the butterfly costume was a perfect connection to her journey. The last image with her shadow is beyond awesome.

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