The Superhero Project was inspired by my own little super hero, Apollo. Apollo was born with a rare congenital heart defect that wasn’t diagnosed for 18 months. In 2012 Apollo had two heart surgeries and a feeding tube placed. It was a rough year for him and hard on his body. He didn’t like the surgeries, hospital stays, or feeding tube now stuck out of his stomach. One day, I dressed him up as a super hero to take a few fun pictures. Immediately he began posing for me, totally unprompted. After seeing how much he enjoyed the super hero images of himself, The Superhero Project was born. I decided to offer these sessions to other kids with special needs.
You can view the rest of Apollo’s Superhero Project session here.
The Superhero Project sessions are sessions designed for special needs children. These sessions are done free of charge to these families. My hope is that we can spread awareness about special needs, while giving encouragement to families through the gift of professional photography.
Be sure and check out these other super heroes (and leave a nice comment for their families).