Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Not Quite Wordless Wednesday--The Littlest Heroes Project and Brandy

Clicking around on Kidz one day (thanks Tara!!), I stumbled across The Littlest Heroes Project. I was intrigued by the name, and so checked out the site. The Littlest Heroes Project is a nationwide group of photographers who volunteer to use their talents to photograph special needs as well as chronically and terminally ill children and their families. Having had a negative experience with photography studios (don't ask), I thought I might contact them about doing some photos of Dakin, since it's pretty hard for us to get to a studio. They sent the most wonderful photographer to our home: Brandy Vazquez, who is based in our area with her studio, bjane photography. Dakin took right to her, which I was shocked about, since he's had pretty bad stranger anxiety lately. She set up in our front room and started snapping away. These are a preview of the results:
Yeah. She took these in our LIVING ROOM. Brandy is so talented, and we cannot thank her enough for sharing that talent with us. I know that many of you can empathize with how hard it is to express gratitude for something like this: having a special needs child is (to put it mildly) difficult, and when people like Brandy and the Littlest Heroes group go out of their way to help us on our path it truly touches us. Thank you again so much!! You are amazing!!
(Isn't my kid cute?!?!?!?)

21 comments:

Junior said...

Such adorable pictures, she did a fabulous job. Dakin is looking so grown up.

Sky said...

look at that smile!!! he is just a doll, beautiful pictures

Whit, Lindsey, and Jonas said...

Those are great pictures! What a cool website...is there a fee? I think that is the most wonderful thing when people do things like this. Who would think that getting pictures taken would be difficult, but it is..hence we've only done it once.

MJMILLS said...

wow wow wow...the pic in the chair is to die for! wow

Steph said...

Gorgeous pictures! He is so handsome. I'm glad you had them taken!

Victoria Strong said...

Um, Wow!!! Model alert! Look out Dakin the super model has arrived. Oh...my...gosh!!! I know what you mean about accepting and thanking people for gifts such as these. In all of the difficulty things like this shine so brightly. And it does truly make a difference. I am so, so happy for you that you have these wonderful images. Can't wait to see the others.

annalee said...

those pictures are too much! you have quite the handsome guy on your hands. i can't decide which face is cuter- that adorable smile or his model pose!

Stitch 'N Love said...

That first picture is to die for!!!!! I love all of them, but the first one just took my breath away! Dakin is Da BOMB!!!! lol

Carrie M. said...

They are absolutely the most amazing photographs. He is my nephew after all!! I think I'm going to have to pass his picture around at work. Thanks for sharing!

Price Family Connection said...

He is beautiful. Look at those eyes! She did a great job capturing the energy of your happy boy!

Greek Goddess said...

SOOOOO Cute. Can't wait to see more.

Josie said...

Oh my gosh he is SOOOO cute!!

The Crocketts said...

LOVE his hair! He's so cute. Wish I could take pics in my living room and make them look that good!

Kristy said...

Yay! Great pictures.

beth said...

What a fnatastic job she did! He looks so grown up!! Don't think he can get more adorable, although I guess a he gets older, he won't want to be adorable, but HANDSOME! Are all his pics on the website???? ( I may not leave many comments , but I look every day!)
Love Aunt Beth

Keri said...

Cute? Oh Devon, little Dakin is way more than cute. He is gorgeous! Such a handsome little man, he is! I seriously wanna snatch him up and somether him with kisses! What a doll!

I'm so glad you had a photographer than connected with Dakin. That is awesome! Brandy did beautiful work! I had contacted The Littest Heroes Project some time ago, but haven't heard anything back. They sound awesome!

April said...

He is just beautiful! What heavenly pictures!

April said...

Of course you can use anything on my blog that expressess your heart:) We're all in it together!

Ashley said...

Dakin is adorable!!! Love, love, love the pictures!!

Libby said...

I LOVE THE PIX! He is so handsome!

Mandy said...

oh my Devon, it has been awhile since I have gotten back to blogging. I am sad I missed this on its day!! She did a wonderful job!! He is beautiful!! What a cutie pie!! HE has such an amazing smile!!