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This girl's parents were told that 'she is too pretty to have autism', which delayed three had start programs she needed.
This year is the 10th annual Memorial Princess event. Ten years. I can't believe I started this event 10 years ago. Thank you to each and every person who has nominated a family to come be a part of this special place in my heart. Because of you, I've met 52 special girls. That's pretty astounding.. 52 girls facing things regular people can't imagine. 52 families with lives changed forever with a diagnosis. But when you think about it, every family has lives than change forever thanks to their children, diagnosis or no. And that's what the Memorial Princess Sessions are for me.

They're a way to celebrate not only what makes us all different, but what makes us all the same. Each of these girls IS different.. but they all have families who love them, they all have things they like or don't like. They all have a zest for life. And every single one of them is more than their diagnosis.That's why this is so important to me. Each special child that I've met is more than what people see (or don't see). These kids are excluded from so many things just because they're different. I was bullied as a child because I was tall. Imagine what these kids go though with medical tests, surgeries, doctors.. and then add bullying on top of that. It shouldn't happen. This event is my way of not only making these girls feel like the special, wonderful people they are, but also making it NORMAL for everyone else to see that too. The more we show and include the unique, the less different and more approachable they become.

Join me this year is making the 10th annual event even bigger than it's ever been.

Nominate a special child for a photo session!
Girls, boys, and family sessions will be taking place this year! Also, girls that have had a session in the past are welcomed back. Read more about how you can nominate a special girl or boy or family:

Location: Uga botanical gardens 2450 S Milledge Ave, Athens, GA 30606 .

1/250; f/2.0; ISO 800; 135.0 mm.

Heather Lickliter Larkin - 706-338-4414 - 1720 South Lumpkin Ave Athens GA 30606

Athens, Watkinsville, and into Atlanta - Available for travel to Seattle, Portland, and New Orleans