A Down syndrome diagnosis for your child can be scary. I hope that when parents facing a new diagnosis (or just people in general!) see these photos of my four-year-old daughter and her BFF just enjoying the carnival – all they see is joy, beauty, and hope.

Willow and Mason both are rocking their extra chromosome and have survived multiple open heart surgeries. I am Willow’s mom, and the photographer that took these photos. I hope they brighten your day!