Is this Experience Right for a Special Needs Child?
Aug 17, 2020 | By: Maria Sampaio
Each and every child is special to us here at Castelo Portrait Art. Over the past 15 years I have worked with MANY children and special needs are no different when creating the perfect portrait!
Every child deserves and loves our Charleston Santa Experience! I've had children with down syndrome and autism come and absolutely love every minute! It isn't just about the imagery for them . . . it's about the experience! They love interacting with Santa and getting to feel the magic of Christmas! I work very hard to make sure it's always a calm and magical environment for every child that comes into our studio. Our studio welcomes anyone who loves Christmas and we make sure they feel the love while they're here. We chat before your appointment to discuss their needs and discover what suits them best so it's a smooth interaction the entire time they're here!
You may also think you're only able to come on a special day. The answer to that is ABSOLUTELY NOT! Every session is 100% private here at the studio and tailored to the children that walk through my doors!! Any day can be selected for a special needs child.
One special session I had was with Cassandra. Her session was so magical to her and she loved it. She was able to experience the wonder of Santa Claus in her own private session instead of being rushed and feeling any kind of distress. Her imagery was absolutely stunning and she left our studio smiling and wide-eyed with the magic of Christmas time! Her family and her get to cherish her portraits every day of the year and she gets to look back and remember the time she met the REAL Santa Claus!
I can't wait for Christmas 2020! It's going to be such a magical Christmas in Charleston, SC this year!