Photographer Julie Willson loves her job because she gets to capture special events in people’s lives. Whether it is weddings, engagements, or priceless baby photos, she captures the joys in every moment.
She also knows that children and babies are special in their own way and that children with disabilities are extra special. Her sister Dina was born with Down syndrome and knew that because of her heart health issues, she wanted to cherish each day. She wanted to show the world just how special children with Down syndrome really are and created a special photography tribute for Down Syndrome Awareness month which is celebrated every October.
Julie Willson is a photographer based in New Jersey and wanted to celebrate children with Down syndrome with a special photoshoot.
Willson’s sister Dina had Down syndrome and she felt blessed growing up with a sister with Down syndrome.
She decided to create a special photoshoot with children diagnosed with Down syndrome.
She wants to show the world that children with disabilities are caring individuals with unique and incredible personalities.
She also wants families to know that having a child with Down syndrome doesn’t mean their families can’t have happy lives. Their family isn’t ordinary, it’s extraordinary.
Willson lost her sister to heart problems but her life expectancy was double what her doctors predicted.
In fact, medical advancements are helping children with Down syndrome live longer, healthier, and happier lives.
Down syndrome is a genetic disorder caused by the presence of an extra chromosome.
Julie says that her sister Dina was “the best thing that could have happened to our family.”
She hopes this photo tribute can change people’s perceptions of children with Down syndrome.
They have so much love and happiness to share with their families and the world.
Her photographs are just incredible and please visit her Facebook page for more photos.
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Please visit Julie Willson’s Facebook page for more photos. If you want to donate to help empower individuals with Down syndrome, visit the Down Syndrome Research Foundation.
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