Storytelling Sessions that Preserve Your Story for Generations...
Every family and child are unique and beautiful. Families with a loved one with special needs or a chronic/terminal illness often do not have the resources or opportunity to have a photo session. Special Needs sessions offers photo sessions in the comfort of your home or at a location of your choice in the Twin Cities. Sessions are relaxed and aim to be unobtrusive. I will fade into the background as you and your loved one enjoy doing their favorite activity or just spending time together. Meanwhile, I will capture images that you will cherish for a lifetime. Fees are waived for special needs sessions. You will receive an online gallery of photos from which you can download images or purchase high quality prints and a narrative of your unique story of photos. Freewill donations are accepted in order to help support this service.
VISIT THE "HOPE STORIES" BLOG TO READ ABOUT RECENT STORYTELLING SESSIONS AND BE INSPIRED BY THESE FAMILIES' STORIES
"HOPE STORIES" IS A BLOG WHICH SHEDS LIGHT ON THE EXPERIENCES OF INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES OF ALL KINDS, INCLUDING THOSE WHO HAVE A LOVED ONE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS OR ARE STRUGGLING WITH A CHRONIC ILLNESS. ANN MARIE'S STORYTELLING SESSIONS PROVIDE A FAMILY WITH A WRITTEN ACCOUNT OF THEIR JOURNEY, BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS WHICH PRESERVE THE UNIQUE BEAUTY OF WHO THEY ARE, AND A BOOK WHICH CAN BE PASSED DOWN FOR GENERATIONS TO COME. THESE STORIES HOLD VALUE IN WHAT THEY TEACH US ABOUT LIFE, THE POWER THAT LIES BEYOND OUR LIMITATIONS, AND THE HOPE THAT RESULTS IN SHARING OUR JOURNEY. THROUGH THEM WE MAY IDENTIFY OUR OWN JOYS AND STRUGGLES AND REALIZE WE ARE NOT ALONE.
SCHEDULING YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS SESSION
Special needs sessions not only provide you with special photographs, but are also a way to tell and preserve your family's story. As a part of each session, I write the story that you want to tell. You will receive a gallery of photographs in addition to your written story. These stories become a part of a collection of stories on my blog which is a resource to other families to find hope and inspiration. Prior to your session please fill out the following forms: A simple Schedule Your Session form and a Family Information form. After I receive your information, we will chat on the phone to confirm your date and all information.