Ronda with LaRae's Images is sharing a super fun session today for our feature! She is a portrait photographer based in Carlton, Oregon, right in the heart of Yamhill County. Ronda shared with us about a recent session she did in Beaverton:
This session is so very dear to my heart. My grandson Owen was born with Down Syndrome. He's 2 years old. Ever since his birth I have been involved with supporting the DSDN group: Down Syndrome Diagnosis Network. This session was done with Owen and a group of his Homies with extra Chromies. They are all wearing T-shirts from Kale Chips. The owner, Vanessa, herself has a little with Ds. She makes these T's and sells them. This is a true passion of mine to give back and give of my time and talents. Having moms and even dads get together with their children and know that they are supported, is very important. To watch all the kids play, laugh, and even cry because they were a bit overwhelmed just goes to show you that these kids are more alike than different from typical children.
I held this event at Jenkins Estate in Beaverton, because I knew they would have a spot big enough for all of the kids to play and have fun. So I called ahead and got the O.K. to have it there. Our next meet up is Aug 10th!