Being a professional photographer means that you’re able to capture beautiful moments between family members, engagements, weddings, and even newborns with all of their innocence. But Julie Wilson, a professional photographer based out of New Jersey had set out to capture extraordinary precious moments, to bring awareness to a silenced subject. Down Syndrome.
Julie’s sister, Dina, was born with Down Syndrome. While most families see this as a disability and curse, Julie’s parents saw this as a blessing and embraced her for the unique person she was.
Many people who know people with Downs Syndrome, are aware of some of the many health complications that come with it, but the Wilsons’ saw this as an opportunity to make most of the time they had with her.
Sadly, Dina passed away 5 years ago, and Julie felt that others needed to see the true beauty of children with Down Syndrome. So she started a photography project to show the world how beautiful and special these children truly are.
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“The difference between ordinary and extraordinary is just that little extra” – Julie Wilson
Julie was greatly blessed to have grown up with a sister who had Down Syndrome
The Wilsons’ believed that Dina was their greatest joy and biggest blessing
Although Dina passed away 5 years ago, Julie helps spread the joy that those with Down Syndrome give us through these beautiful photographs
We learn that their love is truly unconditional and how life looks when we don’t have any worries
Julie hopes people see these photos to know how blessed these families are
While Down Syndrome comes with its set of challenges, the experience and love far outweighs the negative light shed on it
Julie’s passion for spreading awareness of Down Syndrome is never ending
When others see an obstacle, Julie Wilson saw an opportunity to share an overwhelmingly positive light on the joy those with Down Syndrome bring us.