Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sharing Beautiful

Noah was photographed for a very special project called Sharing Beautiful.  It is a labor of love by a photographer named Steve Stanton who has developed this project to celebrate children and share a child's view through photography.   The approach is very simplistic, classic and timeless.  With children in white shirts and jeans, your eye focuses on on the child, who they are as individuals and their stories.  I always love to see how others capture Noah's spirit.  The little boy - not the disability.   In most pictures, as I'm sure you've noticed Noah looks a lot like a typical five year old little boy.  If you seen him in pictures you may not know that he is unable to sit, talk, walk, crawl or even self-feed.  He speaks through his eyes, his tender smiles and infectious laughter.  He can speak sentences in just one photograph.  

We anticipated when we did Noah's Lay Me Down To Sleep photos that they would be our goodbye pictures.  But, they turned out to be our hello and since then it's been so important to me to have a history of Noah's life documented in photographs.  Photographers, each unique but as equally as special in telling Noah's journey.  A journey without words.  Photographs have a very special way of making you feel and understand something you may not otherwise be able to describe using words. 

That is why I am in love with the idea of Sharing Beautiful.  A series of different children telling their stories in photographs.  This project will be published in a book, which I can't wait to share with all of you, and will be displayed in a gallery starting April 5th at Two Rivers Craft Coffee Company.

You can read more about Steve Stanton and his beautiful project at: with a provided link to Instagram to view all these amazing children that are a part of this project.  They will move you beyond words.
The laughter of my sweet little boy; there is nothing more heavenly than holding his joy in my arms

"Beauty can be seen in all things, seeing and composing the beauty is what separates the snap shot from the photograph."  Matt Hardy


Noah's Miracle by Stacy Warden is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.