Anyone with a special needs child will tell you that the thought of a photo shoot sounds like torture. This is especially true with kids on the spectrum. Children with ASD generally do not make eye contact and struggle to follow directions which can be a challenge for any photographer. That is if you let it be. I have found that the trick is to really let the child lead they session. I stand back and let the parents interact and capture their connection. Yes, ASD kiddos connect strongly... especially with their families.
A few tips for scheduling a session for families with ASD members:
Enjoy this session below, which is my 4th with this family. We definitely got lucky with Aidan that day and we was having a great day. I'm not sure who loves and appreciates these more, Mom/Dad or me!