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JUST ME - Fotoplicty Mini Sessions by Jennifer Evans

Just Me Mini SessionsFotoplicity Just me Mini Session

If you are looking for a few great individual portraits of your child, this set of mini sessions are specifically designed for you!  Give me 15 minutes and I'll give you a handful of portraits that are well-deserving of a space on your living room wall!

WHAT The $55 session fee includes a 10-15 minute indoor photo session for one child.  Online proofing gallery of approximately 7-10 re-touched images and your choice of ONE medium resolution digital jpeg download (printable up to 8x10) with the option to purchase additional prints & images.

WHO Sessions are for one child only (ages 1-17).  Sorry, no infants and no adults and no sibling pictures. No exceptions.  Babies must be able to sit on their own.  If you have more than one child, please book a session for each child (additional children are only $20).  If you book back to back sessions I will take photos of your children together.

WHEN Friday July 1st from 5pm-6pm.   Please arrive to your session 5 minutes early.  If you arrive late your session will be cut short.

WHERE The White Lotus Studio Loft 431 Raritan Ave, Highland Park NJ 08904

SESSION DETAILS The loft space is huge and offers tons of natural light.  I will use the space as a backdrop as well as a solid dark gray background.  I will have a handful of small props on hand.  Please feel free to bring a toy, stuffed animal or other item that you would like your child to be photographed.  Keep it simple - we only have 15 minutes.

PAYMENT & CONTRACT Payment in full and a signed contract are required to reserve your spot.

SIBLING DISCOUNT Book more than one session and get the second session for only $20!  This is perfect for those with more than one child.

BOOK WITH A FRIEND BONUS If you book with a friend you both get a FREE 8x10 of your choice! Sessions must be paid and attended to receive the print.

REFUND POLICY Due to the nature of these mini sessions, there are NO REFUNDS given upon cancellation or due to no-show.  HOWEVER, if the cancellation is more than 24 hours you may use the credit towards any regular session if booked within TWO months (September 1, 2016) of the mini session date.

WARDROBE Wardrobe will NOT BE PROVIDED.  Please dress your child in an outfit that looks great and is comfortable!  Wardrobe changes will NOT be permitted.

PROOFING GALLERY Your proofing gallery of the best 7-10 images from the session will be emailed to you approximately 2 weeks after the session.  You will be able to download your favorite image (part of the session) and purchase any additional prints or digitals you like.  The gallery will only be active for FIVE (5) days.  Once the gallery expires there is a $25 fee to re-activate it, so please download and order before it expires!

PURCHASE ADD ONS The following specials will be available for purchase after your session. Just Me Special PricingThere are only FIVE sessions available.  If you are interested in booking, click the button below. [button url="https://35395.17hats.com/p#/lcf/xwwtbhhwdnsxwthffgswwdwcppvxrdkc" size="big"]BOOK NOW![/button]

Sessions are booked on a first come first serve basis and not confirmed until contract and payment are received.

Autism Awareness Day - Sharing Some Special Stories by Jennifer Evans

Autism Awareness Day Have you noticed a lot of people wearing BLUE today?  That's because people, businesses and landmarks are donning the color all around the world to raise awareness.  Today (April 2, 2016) marks the eighth annual World Autism Awareness Day.  Autism organizations around the world celebrate the day with unique fundraising and awareness-raising events.

This year I had the opportunity to get involved in one of these amazing projects.  The Stories of Autism Project is a network of professional photographers with the mission is to increase awareness, acceptance, and inclusion of people with autism spectrum disorders through fine art portraits and stories.

Several months ago I was contacted by Maria McQuay, one of the coaches of the Jersey Hammerheads (a swim team for children with autism).  She asked if I would be interested in participating in this project by photographing her son Michael as well as the team.

I'm proud to be one of the 17 photographers who donated their time and talent to the project this year.  Here are the photos and stories that are featured in the project. [columns] [column6]

Michael was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder when he was 6. Michael is 19 years old and he is currently attending MiddlesexCounty College as a Liberal Arts major. He hopes to achieve an Associates Degree.
Michael is such an amazing young man and an inspiration to so many. When he was first diagnosed we were not given any hope that he would flourish the way he has. We never gave up on our son! We knew we had to advocate for him and more importantly educate ourselves regarding what he was entitled to. Michael is more than his diagnosis.
Autism is just a part of who he is! He is a son,grandson, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, friend, animal lover and aSpecial Olympics National Gold Medal winner in swimming. He has always loved swimming and we were fortunate to begin our ownSpecial Olympics swim team called the Jersey Hammerheads which he is a part of. He wanted to continue swimming so he tried out for atypical swim team called Rutgers Scarlet and he made the team! He has been doing really well and all of the coaches at Scarlet are great with Michael!
As I stated before, Michael has a passion for animals. Last summer he was given a great opportunity to work at the Turtle BackZoo in West Orange, NJ. This is where Michael is most comfortable besides the water. He loved working at the petting zoo feeding and taking care of all the farm animals. He hopes to return this summer.
We were so grateful he had this opportunity to show people that despite having a disABILITY he can succeed and contribute to society.All of our children need to be given an opportunity to show what they can do!
Maria, mother of Michael East Brunswick, NJ

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Jersey HammerheadsSpecial Olympics Swim Team
The Jersey Hammerheads is a swim team for the Special Olympics of NJ.The unique thing about this team is that 97% of the athletes have an Autism SpectrumDisorder. Although these amazing athletes have a disability it does not hinder them from wanting to participate in sports and be part of team. They all work very hard at practices to be the best that they can be despite their disability.
Special Olympics of NJ has given ourathletes an opportunity to display how talented and committed they are. As one of the four coaches for this team I can truly say we are all so proud of every member of. They all work hard and they never give up. But more importantly they support one another. The true meaning of sportsmanship! What really matters is that they are all having fun and they are part of a team. Our athletes matter and should be included not excluded because of their disABILITY!
Go Hammerheads! East Brunswick, NJ

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If you have a moment, I encourage you to visit the Stories of Autism website, there are some truly amazing stories to read!  Oh, and if you aren't already, wear something blue today!