Category: special needs

Their Story: Harker Heights Family Photographer

Recently, I was honored to take part in the First Annual Stories of Autism Awareness Weekend.  Well, technically we were to take part of the weekend but thunderstorms that morning caused us to reschedule two weeks later.  It was a gorgeous Saturday when I finally got to meet S and C and their mom.  We took a short walk around Triad Park, took some pictures, and chatted it up before everyone’s stomachs were growling.  Since it was morning, we were able to wrap it up before breakfast time was over.  S got to have pancakes and I grabbed some Bojangles on the way home.  There’s no way to start a day better than a good session and a yummy breakfast!

Thank you for participating in the Stories of Autism project!  I hope you enjoy your pictures!

A Little Hero: Child Photographer

Thanks to the Littlest Heroes Project, I got to meet L and his family at Old Salem for some family portraits.   I loved these brothers.  Big brother H was too funny.  He wiggled his way into almost every picture and loved to talk.  And L was a charmer.  He had a lip tremble that could break your heart and his smile was amazing.

G Family, it was great meeting you!  Enjoy your photos.

 The Littlest Heroes Project is a special organization of photographers that provide sessions for children with special needs such as cerebral palsy, down syndrome, and congenital heart defects.  For more information about this organization, please visit

Katie Smith is an on location photographer specializing in family and child portraits. She serves North Carolina’s Triad- Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville.  All content of this blog is copyright 2010 by Katie Smith Photography.  It is illegal to copy these photos.

A Little Hero: Jamestown Child Photographer

Last month, I got the email I’ve been waiting for!  My first call to photograph a Littlest Hero! I literally counted down days until I got to meet this family.  I hardly slept the night before because I was so anxious to meet this littlest hero.

Meet Savannah!  She’s three years old, wears the cutest outfits, and has a smile that can outshine the sun!

I love this one.  I think little sister just whispered something only the two of them can understand.

This one tugs my heart strings.  It’s a real intimate moment between mother and daughter.

 One of little sister because she was a super cutie too.