IMG_1257

Changing the Face of Beauty

When my daughter was born 2 and a half years ago I knew she would have Down Syndrome.  I knew there was an extra little chromosome coming along with my fresh bundle of joy, but I had no idea that she was a girl.  My husband and I made the decision that this last baby would be a surprise like all the rest were.  So that day on December 30th, 2009 came and my Doctor held her up and said, “Well Katie, it looks like you have your Daughter!”.  I was shocked to say the least.  I was just as sure as the day is long that she would be my 6th and final boy.

 

Needless to say there was a pink celebration…..there were flowers and hats.  I really do not think there was a day that went by in her first 12 months of life that she did not have a sweet little pink hat on her head.  Although the fear, sadness and concern for her future were there….I considered myself lucky because I had a daughter.

IMG_1257

Family time: Spending time with kids at the park during the summer

In her first 2 years we took trips to the American Girl store and etsy sellers knew us on a first name basis.  I loved and still do love, braiding her hair and dressing her up.  I know my days are limited being the Mom of 5 boys.  My sweet little girlie girl will soon turn against the pink polka dots that I love and ask for one of her brothers baseball jerseys.  Until then I enjoy it!

Family time: Spending time with kids at the park during the summer

During those years the camera was never put away….my Dad bought me my first DSLR shortly after Graces birth and it opened a new world of photography.  The camera went every where we went.  I wanted every moment captured because I knew this was it.  This was the last baby and I wanted to remember.

Down Syndrome: My beautiful Daughter

I decided in early January 2012 that I would branch my photography into a buisiness called 5 boys + 1 girl = 6 and it has been such a blessing.  I have made lasting relationships with independent designers, etsy shop owners and beautiful families.  Grace has been involved in more they 40 advertising campaigns.  I was over whelmed with the open arm responses I received from these awesome individuals.  I love to photograph my daughter and I love pretty things so hand and hand it was a win-win all the way around.

Etsy Modeling: My daughter representing an etsy product

Etsy Modeling: My daughter representing an etsy product

As time went on my friend Steve English of Blossom Boys approached me to photograph his products on not only my daughter but anyone else I could find that had a disability or a special need.  He wanted to honor these individuals with a beautiful facebook advertising campaign.  So from that moment on my photography turned into something bigger, something so much more meaningful, and something very close to my heart.  We decided to call The Blossom Boys advertising, “Changing the Face of Beauty” and over the past 2 months we have been able to photograph 12 gorgeous boys and girls.  Honestly our hearts are bursting with happiness.  It feels so good to do good for other people.

Changing the face of Beauty model

Changing the face of Beauty model

We have decided that we would both like to continue volunteering our time to growing this number of models.  We would love to have 100 models by the end of the year!  In order to do that we need help.

Changing the face of Beauty model

Changing the face of Beauty model

 

We have all read about the big box stores choosing to include individuals with disabilities in their advertising campaigns.  It is exciting to see all people represented in the Sunday newspaper because that is just the way it is supposed to be.  We want to make the same impact on privately owned independent businesses.   Wouldn’t it be great to browse etsy and see all types of children represented?  Wouldn’t you love to walk into your local boutique and see individuals with disabilities on the wall or in their brochure.  We want to help you do that!

Changing the face of Beauty model

Right now I am offering to assist businesses with their facebook or in-store advertising campaigns for no charge, and Steve will donate his time to assist me in the organization of this project.  All it takes is a product, you provide the product for my models and I provide you with pictures and printing rights.  We hope to help support your advertising by creating a facebook page for “Changing the Face of Beauty” as well as posting your business here on this blog.  People want to know who is supporting all walks of people.  I am a Mom with children who happen to have disabilities and I want to shop where I know they are accepted.  Lets work together to do something good…..lets lift people up…..lets accept everyone.

Changing the face of Beauty model

We am sooo excited about this and we hope you are to!  If you know someone who might be interested in advertising please forward this on.  I currently work with people all over the world so click the share button at the top of this post and share!  If you are reading this and want to participate or want to be a model for “Changing the Face of Beauty” contact us (Pictures are taking here in Chicago, IL)…..We want to hear from you!  Katie tkdriscoll2000@yahoo.com or Steve at artistbydesigns@yahoo.com

Changing the face of Beauty model

I am sure you will agree these individuals are BEAUTIFUL!  Inside and out!

Changing the face of Beauty model

CHEERS my friends…..Happy hump day!  Lets make a difference in this great big world of ours!  Lets make a difference for ourselves, for our children and for our children’s, children!

 

 

  • 0

    Overall Score

  • Reader Rating: 0 Votes

Share

About Kathryn

I am a mom of 6, 5 boys and 1 beautiful girl. We live life to the fullest, as best we can! Some days are good and some are bad but we push through and some how have a smile on our face at the end of the day! We have a little bit of this and a little bit of that in our family including Down Syndrome and Gluten Intolerance.

You May Also Like

2,490 comments on “Changing the Face of Beauty

  1. January 16, 2017 at 3:09 pm

    My programmer is wanting to convince me to go to .net from PHP.

    I actually have always disliked the thought as a result of costs.
    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress on numerous websites for
    about a year and am worried about switching to a different one platform.
    We have heard great reasons for blogengine.net.

    Is there a way I could import all of my wordpress content with it?
    Any kind of help could be really appreciated!

  2. January 16, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    Thank you for every other excellent article. The place else could anyone get that kind of info in such an ideal way of writing? I have a presentation subsequent week, and I’m at the search for such info.

  3. January 16, 2017 at 7:45 pm

    I’ll right away grab your rss feed as I can not find your email subscription link or e-newsletter service. Do you’ve any? Please let me know in order that I could subscribe. Thanks.

  4. January 17, 2017 at 1:28 am

    I am very happy to read this. This is the type of manual that needs to be given and not the random misinformation that is at the other blogs. Appreciate your sharing this greatest doc.

  5. January 17, 2017 at 4:07 am

    Very interesting info !Perfect just what I was looking for! “The only gift is a portion of thyself.” by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

  6. January 17, 2017 at 5:58 am

    Discover China 2013 was a roaring success, as well as we invite you to join us as the Kelowna Chamber of
    Commerce hosts a second trip to this incredible country.

  7. January 17, 2017 at 8:15 am

    Yay google is my queen helped me to find this outstanding internet site! .

  8. January 17, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    As a basic indicator of price, a telephone call from China to Europe lasts around 22 mins with a ¥ 100 card.

  9. January 17, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Much the safest means ahead to a task in China is to get in the country on a Z visa.

  10. January 18, 2017 at 3:39 am

    Its like you read my mind! You seem to know
    so much about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.

    I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a bit, but other than that, this is great blog.
    A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.

  11. January 18, 2017 at 8:08 am

    Hello everybody, here every person is sharing
    such experience, thus it’s good to read this web site, and
    I used to pay a visit this web site all the time.

  12. January 18, 2017 at 11:03 am

    whoah this blog is excellent i love reading your articles.
    Stay up the good work! You already know, many people are looking around for this information, you could help them greatly.

  13. January 18, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Hmm it seems much like your site ate my first comment (it was actually extremely long) therefore i guess I’ll just sum it up the things
    i had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying your website.
    I also am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still a novice to everything.

    Have you got any suggestions for beginner blog writers?
    I’d genuinely appreciate it.

  14. January 18, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Greetings! Very helpful advice on this article! It is the little changes that make the biggest changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

  15. January 18, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    An impressive share, I just given this onto a colleague who was doing a little analysis on this. And he in fact bought me breakfast because I found it for him.. smile. So let me reword that: Thnx for the treat! But yeah Thnkx for spending the time to discuss this, I feel strongly about it and love reading more on this topic. If possible, as you become expertise, would you mind updating your blog with more details? It is highly helpful for me. Big thumb up for this blog post!

  16. January 19, 2017 at 5:50 am

    I blog quite often and I seriously thank you for your
    content. Your article has truly peaked my interest. I will take
    a note of your blog and keep checking for new details about once a
    week. I subscribed to your RSS feed as well.

  17. January 19, 2017 at 6:09 am

    Pretty! Thiis was an extremel wonderful post. Many thanks for supplying these details.

  18. January 19, 2017 at 6:28 am

    Hello there! Would you mind if I share your blog with my myspace group?
    There’s a lot of people that I think would really enjoy your
    content. Please let me know. Cheers

  19. January 19, 2017 at 10:03 am

    I’ve been absent for a while, but now I remember why I used to love this site. Thank you, I’ll try and check back more often. How frequently you update your web site?

  20. January 20, 2017 at 2:29 am

    Whats Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively helpful and it has aided me out loads. I’m hoping to contribute & help different users like its aided me. Good job.

  21. January 20, 2017 at 2:47 am

    Woah! I’m really loving the template/theme of this website. It’s simple, yet effective. A lot of times it’s challenging to get that “perfect balance” between user friendliness and visual appeal. I must say you have done a great job with this. Additionally, the blog loads extremely fast for me on Opera. Exceptional Blog!

  22. January 20, 2017 at 5:41 am

    Hi there, I love reading through your article post.
    I wanted to publish a little comment to assist you.

  23. January 20, 2017 at 7:58 am

    Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire
    actually enjoyed account your blog posts. Any way I’ll be subscribing to your feeds and even I achievement you access consistently
    fast.

  24. January 20, 2017 at 8:36 am

    Peculiar article, exactly what I needed.

  25. January 20, 2017 at 9:06 am

    Can I just say what a aid gpfofnnddvb to search out someone who actually knows what theyre speaking about on the internet. You positively know the right way to deliver a problem to light and make it important. Extra individuals have to learn this and understand this facet of the story. I cant imagine youre not more popular since you undoubtedly have the gift.

  26. January 20, 2017 at 9:25 am

    Every weekend i used to visit this site, because i
    want enjoyment, because this this site conations the truth
    is fastidious funny information too.

  27. January 20, 2017 at 9:41 am

    There is noticeably a bundle to find out about this. I assume you made certain nice factors in features also.

  28. January 20, 2017 at 11:51 am

    Remarkable issues here. I’m very glad to peer your post.

    Thank you so much and I’m taking a look ahead to contact you.
    Will you kindly drop me a mail?

  29. January 20, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i
    am actually pleassant to read everthing at
    one place.

  30. January 20, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Superb blog! Have you got any helpful hints for aspiring writers?
    I’m planning to start my own, personal blog soon but
    I’m just a little lost on everything. Do you advise starting with a totally free platform like WordPress or choose a paid option? There are numerous options out there that I’m
    totally overwhelmed .. Any tips? Cheers!

  31. January 20, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    Appreciate this post. Allow me to try it out.

  32. January 20, 2017 at 6:03 pm

    Hi to all, how is all, I think every one is getting more from this
    web site, and your views are nice designed for new visitors.

  33. January 20, 2017 at 7:50 pm

    No matter if some one searches for his necessary thing, thus he/she wants
    to become available that in depth, therefore
    that thing is maintained over here.

  34. January 20, 2017 at 9:31 pm

    It’s a shame you don’t use a donate button! I’d definitely donate to this fantastic blog!
    I suppose for the present time i’ll settle for book-marking and adding your RSS feed to my Google account.

    I look forward to new updates and may discuss this blog with
    my Facebook group. Chat soon!

  35. January 21, 2017 at 4:35 am

    I am curious to find out what blog system you happen to be utilizing?
    I’m having some minor security issues with my latest website and I would like to find something more safe.
    Do you have any recommendations?

  36. January 21, 2017 at 6:00 am

    I wish to to be grateful for this wonderful read!! I certainly loved every small amount of it.
    We have you book-marked to check out new things you post

  37. January 21, 2017 at 9:04 am

    of course like your web site but you have to check the spelling on quite a
    few of your posts. Several of them are rife with spelling
    issues and I to find it very bothersome to tell the reality then again I will
    certainly come again again.

  38. January 21, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I usually do not even are aware of the way I finished up here, however I figured
    this submit was once great. I usually do not recognise who you may well be however certainly you happen to be attending a famous blogger in the
    event you aren’t already. Cheers!

  39. January 21, 2017 at 4:35 pm

    Appreciating the commitment you put into your website and in depth information you provide. It’s nice to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same out of date rehashed material. Wonderful read! I’ve bookmarked your site and I’m including your RSS feeds to my Google account.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *