Working together: Baudville and the Equest Center bring new sensory trail to special needs children and teens
I had the honor of meeting Brad Darooge, CEO of Baudville while photographing for Rapid Growth Media. He along with the Equest Center headed the project to build a sensory integrated trail for special needs children at the Equest Center.
When I first laid eyes on the beginning to the trail, it was an amazing sight.
Traveling the trail resulted in more exquisite design that encompassed all things sensory that these special needs children would love.
On a photography related note - this trail is absolutely gorgeous for photos. Here’s a fun lighting setup I was able to do because there were so many trees. Strapping strobes to trees on either side of Brad, proved for great lighting.
Final product below
Gymco isn’t any ordinary preschool or gymnastics center. They put on events for families participating in their programs. Just last week the kids wore their halloween costumes to class to celebrate the season. They offer a multitude of athletic classes too - not JUST gymnastics. Kids smile and have a “bounce in their step” according to the Gymco website’s description.
And kids are encouraged to express their individuality. Like the one below.
We all need a superhero.
Shannon is one of the main people who makes Gymco function.
Through her expertise gymnastics teachers are able to help their students do moves like this:
Check out more about Gymco at Rapid Growth Media.
Style 53 is a new business to Grand Rapids. They are located above Reserve on Monroe and their mission is to provide the public with stylish men’s clothing. Most of their retail happens online, but people still love the feeling of coming into a store to try on clothes and Style 53 supplies that. Style 53 is partnering with Readasia to donate money towards people in need. A mission that is close to the owners heart.
Here is our shoot with Style 53 to help get the word out about their philanthropy. The behind the scene photos, show even more of their space and how welcoming it is!
Had an engaging photo shoot, featuring some wolverine shoes from CAT footwear, Hushpuppies and Sebago.
Victor Sultana has his own business, Victor Axe + Tool, where he handcrafts each individual axe.
I was able to watch him during parts of the process and his work is astounding. he pays careful attention to each detail and even brands his own name into the wood.