To outsiders, Down Syndrome is a debilitating condition, made manifest through one’s physical features, learning disabilities, and delayed development. To 19-year-old Madeline Stuart, Down Syndrome is nothing more than a bump in the road: far from letting is be an obstacle to her dreams, she has used her modeling career to raise awareness for the disability and continue the fight in changing American beauty standards.
Stuart, who’s walked twice already in New York Fashion Week, recently debuted this beautiful bridal photo shoot, set at wedding destination Rixey Manor in Virginia. With her beautiful gown, her handsome groom, and her stunning camera presence the young model is bringing rural wedding dreams to life for everyone.
Photography Sarah Houston and stylists from the Ava Laurenne Bride boutique in Fredericksburg, Virginia were honored to work with this graceful and talented young woman. “Madeline had so much love for everyone who walked through the room and had such a sweet soul. One of our favorite quotes of Madeline’s is, ‘I love modeling because it is a way to express myself when words don’t always come easy,” Stylist Ashley Bernsten said.
To learn more about the photo shoot and see Stuart’s powerful impact on the modeling industry, click here.
Photo Source: www.shoustonphotography.com/