I recently had the honor of photographing Jordyn Zimmerman who is receiving a "Yes I Can" award from the Council for Exceptional Children. She is being awarded for her efforts to become a special education teacher and for her advocacy for special needs. Jordyn has autism and has difficulty speaking. However, with the help of an iPad and voice-to-speech software, she is able to excel at school and is currently a freshman at Ohio University in the Patton College of Education.
It was a joy to meet her and take her portraits last month. The weather was quite cold, but Jordyn was a good sport and smiled anyways as we took some pictures outside.
Congratulations on the well-deserved award!