The Bowman Family & Autism Awareness

During my recent trip to Kentucky, I FINALLY got the chance to work with my great friend Jessalynn Bowman of Adventures of a Mamarazzi Blog.  We have been trying to schedule a session since our last one in the fall of 2011, but weather has ALWAYS gotten in the way.  Not this time!  We finally got great weather, with a lot of sun and great temps.  It was great.

As always, I love working with the Bowman family.  I always feel like I can work with them more easily than I can any other family;  They make my job so easy.  Jessalynn was so worried about her photos because her son, Ethan, wasn’t really feeling my camera that day.  He was more interested in exploring and enjoying the area that we were in.  Which I wouldn’t blame him at all, that place was gorgeous! Lol.  But Jessalynn and her husband, Kevin, know how to bring out the best in Ethan, even when they don’t think that they have.  Which also makes my job THAT much easier and more enjoyable.  I can see the joy in Ethan’s face when he’s around Jess & Kevin and how happy of a child he is. Even with Autism, he is the happiest child ever and he’s very blessed to have such wonderful parents who care so very much for him.

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Also, I done some head shots of Jessalynn for her blog and this one was one of my favorites.  I had a couple other faves as well, but if I done that, I’ll be here all day, haha.




Also!  In my home town, Jessalynn & Kevin have put together the 3rd annual Autism Awareness Walk.  The walk is today and I absolutely wish I could be there.  Last year, there was a total of 3,100 people (correct me if I’m wrong Jess!) at the walk and I’m thinking that there are gonna be double that this year.  Our community is so strong and so supportive of all of the families, it’s hardly impossible not to feel the love all around.  Good luck Jessalynn and Kevin on another great walk!  🙂

Until next time (wear some blue!)…

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Light it up Blue!

April 2nd, today, is Autism Awareness Day and like most people, I am sporting some blue today.

Are you?


If you don’t know the statistics, they are absolutely insane now.

An estimated 1 out of 54 boys and 1 in 252 girls are diagnosed with autism in the United States. By comparison, this is more children than are affected by diabetes, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, muscular dystrophy or Down syndrome combined!

I have family and close friends who are have children who suffer from Autism.  Jessalynn Bowman (and her husband Kevin) from Adventures of a Mamarazzi is one of them and is AWESOME at caring for her autistic son, whether she knows that or not.

  Let’s kick Autism in the rump and tell it who is boss!