Imagine if you could choose to be a fairytale character, who would you choose to be? There are so many wonderful fairytales to play pretend. From enchanted forests to underwater adventures, from dainty glass slippers to tempting red apples. Classic children’s storybooks can be the source of inspiration for a Happy Thoughts Studio session (and it often is, check Storybooks link). We like to call these special session “Day Dreaming” because it is literally a childhood dream your child can live, and relive in their very own Custom made Storybook album where they are the heroic, or daring, adventurous main character.
Think about it, your child’s very OWN storybook, with their OWN story and photographs! That is exactly what we do at Happy Thoughts Studio; we custom create fine art for your children. When you commission us to do your child’s (children) session we start a creative and amazing journey that last for a lifetime. We first schedule a creative meeting where we get the opportunity to meet and start to “Day Dream”. I love to get to know the little ones I photograph before the session if possible. That gives me so much insight about personalities and preferences and dreams. Then comes the designing and selecting the right props for the session. I have said it before: I’m a propaholic. I start thinking about a themed session and from there I start creating the set. Lots of times when moms come to the studio they have no idea of what to do with their children, and that’s when being a propaholic pays off 🙂
The day we set for the shoot if the adventure day! Your child’s imagination will soar…I guarantee it! I’ve seen it happen so many times! Children haven’t lost the wonder and their vivid imaginations, we adults so so easily have forgotten and so desperately need to be reminded of. That’s probably why I love to photograph children. There’s a part of me that does;t want to grow up!
But the story doesn’t end in the photoshoot. Stories belong in books. Storybooks! Fun, unique, and your child’s very own storybook! We are lucky to have one of the best album companies in the world to help us create such storybooks by handcrafted artisans from Italy. (Stop by the Home Page to see the short video about these book, they are AWESOME!).
Into the Woods is the re-told story of Little Red Riding Hood…I know, the red hood gave it away…lol! But for this little girl it was more than just the red hood. She had other options to choose from and was even considering princesses, but there was something very clear for her from the beginning…she wanted a WOLF! Yes, a wolf! Her mom moved heaven and earth to find this amazing “wolf” to be part of the story and oh, my goodness, what a nice prop she was! The bond between these two was instant and the photographs show. So here is the amazing re tell of the classic story of Little Red and Wolf! And this one ends with a Happy Thoughts ending! What will your child’s fairytale be?
All Images copyrighted by Marelly Medina 2013-2020
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