Inspired by her youngest son who has special needs, a South Dakota photographer decided to make the dreams of three young boys come true.
"When Halloween was approaching, I came up with the idea to reach out to the community and see if there were any special needs children that wanted to be in their costumes and live out their dreams," Carrie Lewis of Glass Crown Photography wrote.
With over 100 families reaching out to her, she found three boys that all wanted to be cops.
13-year-old Zane is a nonverbal boy with down syndrome, 7-year-old Elliot has bilateral club foot, a coloboma in his left eye and four dead spots in his brain. He was just diagnosed with cerebral palsy in his legs. The third boy, 11-year-old Owen, has Angelman syndrome, an incurable disorder that causes several developmental disabilities and affect the nerves.
Lewis then reached out to the Rapid City Police Department and asked to have pictures done with their officers.
"They blocked off an entire road, brought four squad cars, and let these kids live their dreams!" she wrote.
"The kids were able to sit in the front seats, wear the officer jackets and get pictures with all of the cops," Lewis wrote.
"Their faces just lit up and it was so amazing to watch dreams come to life in front of you," she said.
When speaking with families at the beginning of the process, she learned that many photographers won't shoot special needs kids.
"Out of all of this, I hope photographers open their minds to photographing special needs kids more and to not fear them. I hope people realize that every kid deserves to have their dreams come true," she wrote.
Hopefully this photographer becomes an inspiration!