My oldest daughter, Addison, has special needs. To be completely honest, she is the entire reason why I even began on my photography journey. While I have always wanted to be a creative and create pretty things, I never had the nerve to actually go down this path.
This changed with Addison.
When I took my daughter to a photography studio in August 2013 for her 4-year old portraits, the session was pretty much a disaster. Although the photographer did the best that she could (at least I hope she did!) during the session, she could not get the best photos of my baby girl, even with my assistance. The session time was very limited (due to studio policies) and by the end of it all, both the photographer and my daughter appeared to be very frustrated. I ended up with three “good” photos of my baby girl.
After that session, I said to myself, “I won’t put Addison through that again. I can do better, I can…capture her personality and genuine smiles and facial expressions.
And so, I bought my first DSLR in April 2014.
Since starting my photography business, I have taken lots of great photos of Addison (which I’m thankful for), and I always knew that I wanted to cater to other children with special needs in some capacity. I know from personal experience that families of children with special needs face unique challenges.
My goal is to make both you and your child feel comfortable—from our very first interaction. In our initial consultation, I will aim to find out more about your child’s likes, dislikes, preferences, and fears—in order to better prepare for the photo session.
A photo session with your children should be an enjoyable story to tell. I want you to walk away knowing that your child had a great time and that you’ll be getting wonderful photos to reflect this moment in your lives. Just like every other family, you deserve beautiful photos of your children!
Contact me to schedule your child or family session today.
Sharetha Monique is a couples, maternity, newborn, child, and family portrait photographer in Charlotte, NC. Follow me on Instagram: @sharethamoniquephotography and on Facebook: Sharetha Monique Photography.
Note from Sharetha:
Thank you so much for reading this blog post! I love featuring my clients’ images here (as well as some personal favorite images), and this will give you a glimpse into what you will receive when you commission me for your Charlotte Maternity, Newborn, Children, and Family Photography.
If you would like to see what an entire gallery looks like, please don’t hesitate to ask. Some of my favorites are posted here, but all of the images you receive are worthy of being in a frame, an album, or displayed on your walls!
Due to the custom nature of portrait sessions, I take a limited number of clients each month.
Capturing a family’s story and creating beautiful images brings me tremendous joy, and I would be honored to capture yours!