Lili Engelhardt Fine Art Portraiture, the Triangle Down Syndrome Network, GiGi’s Playhouse Raleigh, and Anna’s Angels are collaborating to develop “Beautiful Souls: Down Syndrome Through the Eyes of the Ones We Love”. We have joined together to publish a beautiful photography book celebrating individuals with Down syndrome and their family. The book will contain captivating, compelling, unforgettable portraits accompanied by open, authentic stories. Sharing the journey Down syndrome, the book will spread awareness, foster understanding and inspire our communities.
We are thrilled to announce that photographers in Boston, Chicago, Raleigh/Durham, and Wilmington NC have committed to donate their time to include families in their respective regions. Lili Engelhardt Fine Art Portraiture is spearheading this project and donating their time with families in North Carolina. Michael Stone Portraits is working with families in Massachusetts. April Boado Graves is working with families in the Chicago area. We are grateful to April and Mike for donating their time and expanding the reach of “Beautiful Souls: Down Syndrome Through the Eyes of the Ones We Love”.
This book is made possible by donations. Your donation of $125 will include:
- studio session at Lili Engelhardt Fine Art Portraiture’s studio, Michael Stone Portraits or April Boado Graves based on your location
- two pages in the book. One with your portrait (the portrait can be of the family, siblings, or individual) and the other page will have a poem, quote, or short story that you provide which captures the spirit of your portrait
- copy of the book
- $125 gift certificate to spend on additional portraits
Space is limited! To reserve your spot in the book, make your donation using the form below. This form can also be used to to sponsor a family that would otherwise not be able to take part in the book.
Front and Back Cover will be auctioned off! More to come about auction. You can buy it now for $5,000 for the front and $3,000 for the back.