Taking the Photographs
The Enchanted Forest is a lot more than a photo set with a backdrop and prop selection, it fills the entire room with grass underfoot, a giant wooden toadstool to rest upon and a pond to admire your own reflection in. It changes a little every time I build it but it’s always a calm quiet place created for fairies to really enjoy visiting. Some studios claim to let your children play in their setting for up to an hour but that would be an awfully long time for a little person to keep their focus on any one thing and they’d be quickly bored. So I limit the shooting time to twenty minutes to keep it really fresh, fun and interesting for your little one. I gently guide them around the posing spots in the Forest and along the way, we swap stories, speculate on what fairies might get up when we’re not looking, meet some of the Forest’s residents, spy out some hidden treasures and touch and handle some of the magical props that I have there. All the while, I’m taking pictures which is the point of the exercise for us adults, but for the kids I want it to be a secondary consideration to letting their imaginations run wild on the lives of fairy folk.