Special People with Big Hearts!
"When people see my photographs, they would see the children, the same way as seen through their Mother's eyes",Nithya Rajkumar
I am a portraits photographer specializing in photographing children with special needs.
A mother's eye is non differentiating, to her her child is unique & precious and full of potential. I am a young mother myself, I felt that this my calling ! "When people see my photographs, I want them to see the children, the same way they are seen through their Mother's eyes ".
I started this project in 2016 as a loving dedication to my dear friend's sister 'Akku' was born with Down Syndrome. I was hardly 8 years old when I met her first. When I think of her, the only thing that comes to me is the innocent smile that lights up her face as greets & acknowledges my presence each time, her pure heart and her unconditional love!
I now know that, special needs is much more than just Down Syndrome. Having met and captured children with Autism, Cerebral Palsy and many other syndromes I learned the value of " see the ABLE not the LABEL". Each child labeled until Autism had their unique concerns, each photo shoot was unique. Through photography as medium I also try to raise awareness on the same.
The resilence and strength a mother brings forward is commendable. My wish is to offer these amazing moms , lovely moments to cherish.
How a shoot experience is: Every family receives a free pre-consultation which includes outfit guidance. I set no rules or no time constraints for the shoot. The comfort of the child & parents is my utmost priority. There are no stiff poses , images are shot in a more natural and candid style with minimal guidance where necessary.
What I bring to the shoot : A happy spirit, loads of patience, my love for motherhood and my passion for photography.
They call me "the child whisperer". I have been fortunate to connect with every child, a look to the camera or a smile. It has been my pleasure to connect with & photograph each of them. Many a times it is the adults whom I find more difficult to capture.
Thankyou for being here!
Do share this page or my instagram to a special family you know. Dedicated to dearest "Akku", I offer year long special rates for families of Children with Special Needs.
If you are Special Mom drop me a message along with you PhotoWish! I promise to give you lovely photographs to cherish forever.