“As a mother we encourage our children to find a hobby they enjoy and love to do without trantums! We tried a lot of things with Panayoti and never could get it right. Having my second child, I did a mini photo shoot for my family and Panayoti absolutely loved that day. He continued to say “I want to model”. From then on Panayoti’s found his hobby and passion.

When we got the message about the big W photo shoot, I was so excited for him. I couldn’t wait to tell him, once I did he counted the days until the shoot and continued to remind me as the day got closer in case I forgot. I think I was more nervous then him on the day of the photo shoot!
We turned up to the photo shoot and took a few deep breathes! Panayoti got called to get ready. I could see the excitement on his face, which was a proud moment for me. The staff were kind and gentle to Panayoti and I. Panayoti felt extremely calm and confident with the staff. I loved seeing how happy he was on set and showing off his smile. Everyone was so relaxed and easy to talk too.
Since the photo shoot, he is patiently waiting for his next opportunity and continues to ask when the catalogue will be out so he can see himself! I am extremely proud of him and can’t wait to see his happiness when we see the catalogue. ” – Ellie (Panayoti’s Mum)

Panayoti - Big W