Madeline Stuart continues to prove she has what it takes to be a top model. After walking the runway two Fashion Weeks in a row and starring in a handful of campaigns, the 19-year-old with Down syndrome is back in front of the camera — and this time, she's posing in wedding dresses, looking as glamorous as ever.
The dreamy shots captured by photographer Sarah Houston were taken at Rixey Manor, a wedding venue in Virginia. It was there that Madeline danced, twirled, and stared lovingly at a male model, all while her elaborate gowns swept the floor and her veil blew in the breeze.
And in case you ever doubted whether or not Maddy was living out her dream, the venue itself shared a Facebook post on the shoot, stating, "Madeline is great fun to shoot with, and she has that natural star quality — she also LOVES to model." Getting into detail on the experience, the post added that "at the end of a long day of shooting she was still upset when we told her we were done, and did not want to take the dress off. In front of a camera is her happy place."
Read on to see exactly why Maddy was so content keeping her looks on (we would be too), and then take a look at more ladies who are changing the fashion industry.