Thursday, January 26, 2012

Calling All Beautiful Babies

I have never seen a baby with Ds that didn’t melt my heart with stunning eyes or an adorable smile, and I would bet that Melanie from Melanie Rose Photography hasn’t either.

mel-noah-sm Melanie has embarked on a photography project, Joel & Friends, that aims to showcase the beauty and essence of children with Down syndrome. She kicked off the project in NYC when she photographed Noah and she hopes to complete the project by late Fall of 2012. Throughout the project, Melanie will be blogging the results of the photo shoots and preparing for exhibitions and ultimately a gorgeous coffee table book.

How to Get Involved
Melanie plans to travel across the US setting up multiple photo shoot appointments in major cities. She has a Facebook page and a Twitter feed that will keep us informed of activities. Families that participate in the project can expect to spend about 30 minutes in the photography session. In exchange for permission to publish the photos captured in the session, parents will receive digital copies of medium resolution photo files (great for producing high-quality prints up to 8 by 10 inches) and the option to order professional prints through Melanie Rose Photography at cost.

Don’t miss this awesome opportunity to show off your beautiful child! Email Melanie at melrose (at) melanierosephotos (dot) com to let her know you would like to participate. Please put your home city and state in the subject line of the email.

I gotta admit, I am so looking forward to drooling over darling babies like this one:


Noah from Noah's Dad


  1. Thanks for helping sharing info about the Joel Project. We had a great time with Melanie. She has such a heart for people born with Down syndrome, and was a pleasure to work with.

    We are very excited about this project.

  2. Such an amazing project and Zachary and I cannot wait to be apart of it! Keep up the awesome work!

  3. any hope of coming to ireland. pics are brill

  4. Wonderful idea! We are game! I'd love for him to be part of this!!

  5. Please let us know if you head to the Northwest, we have some cuties in Spokane, WA.

  6. Come to Florida. Enzo will melt your heart!!!!! Please post a calendar of your travels. Or email

  7. Thanks for the post! I sent her a e mail...hope she makes it to Washington state!!


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