I'm at my happiest when I'm creating something and especially when I can take something from a picture in my mind and make it come to life. **absolute bliss** Since beginning my journey as a photographer it's become apparent me to where my "specialty" lies. Some photographers focus on High school Seniors, some on Families... while I do LOVE it all (and do it all)... I'm at my best when I can spend a couple of hours with a child helping their imagination soar and come to life in pictures so that for a moment we as adults can be a part of their adventures. Of course, I love all types of photography but this.... THIS brings butterflies to my stomach and brings a beautiful childlike wonderment into my life. *sigh*
I've always been a fan of Alice in Wonderland. Everything about it catches my attention because I'm a bit of a dreamer and I like to believe that Wonderland, or something like it really exists. ;) After doing a Snow White themed shoot last year I started thinking about what my next one would be, and I always new this would be it. A couple of months ago I mentioned this idea to my dear friend, Lisa. Lisa makes tutu's, is incredibly creative and lucky for me she shared my excitement.
And the planning began...
I put out a model call on my page for someone to play the part of Alice. When I received an overwhelming response and my inbox filled up with pictures of ridiculously cute girlies I decided to expand the shoot and add a Mad Hatter and White Rabbit. Thank you, Lisa, for being so willing to make two extra tutu's at the last minute! And my sissy for taking my call at the VERY last minute and showing up to help with hair and makeup. I really could not have asked for a better group of Momma's and girls to be a part of this. The girls insisted on being called by their storybook names and stayed in character the entire time. hehe. They did such a wonderful job and were so so much fun to work with!
And now, I'd like to share with you a Thursday evening in the lives of three ADORABLE little girls. You never know where your dreams might take you...
UNTIL NEXT TIME
I'd love to be a part of YOUR next adventure. Contact me to book your very own Dream With Me session.
Larren was my first friend ever. She lived directly across from me in our little culd-e-sac and we spent many years turning that culd-e-sac into our own personal play land. I remember spending countless hours of my time was trying to convince my parents to let me switch from the private school I was going to at the time, so that I could attend the same school as Larren. When my pleading finally paid off I learned that Larren and her family were moving away. I remember thinking this was so incredibly unfair! Lucky for me we later found ourselves attending the same Jr. High. I came in as the new girl in the middle of the year and walked into English (maybe?) and saw a familiar face in a sea of strangers, my first ever friend, Larren!
Our families have remained friends, however, weddings seem to have doubled as our reunions over the most recent years. Now that Larren and I are married (the babies of the family) we'll have to come up with a new reason to see each other. ;)
Larren and Von both work as teachers and it just so happens that my sister in law had Von as a teacher last year She realized this when she saw their Save the Date on our fridge. Small world!
I feel absolutely blessed to have been able to be part of Larren and Vons' wedding day in such a big way.
We all had a good laugh when half way through the ceremony the Father was tipped off that he'd been mispronouncing the bride's name. Whoops!
"The world needs dreamers, and the world needs doers.