My brother Jeff has down syndrome.  He is one of the sweetest, most affectionate people you can meet!  His first question to you would be, "when's your birthday?"  He loves birthdays, he loves to make birthday cards, and he never forgets!  (I just wish he didn't always put the big numbers on the front!)  He recently had two spinal surgeries - thanks to your prayers & many well wishes, he is on the road to recovery. 

Growing up, our parents instilled to us that he is special.  He truly is!  Kids with downs are very close to my heart, I feel that special affinity with them.  I try give back in ways I can to appreciate how his presence in our lives has made it wonderful.  The Down Syndrome of Los Angeles holds its annual spring luncheon in June and are having a silent auction.  If you would like to share or give back somehow, please contact them.

Little Elijah is SO precious.  I had the honor of photographing him at almost two weeks old and document how his arrival is making this family's life extra special.  Special thanks to his fab mom, Jennifer, for letting me capture these!

how precious?!

 i love this image, almost smiling in his sleep...