An Enchanted Forest Fairy Portrait session with Paul Maynard Photography is something people from all over the country have traveled to Littleton, Colorado for. We were so fortunate to only have to travel about 40 minutes. Paul invited us to his studio, which is set in his home, to experience how he captures a child’s fleeting innocence on film, for families to enjoy for years to come.
Your session with Paul will start with your child choosing from a full rack of fairy dresses, each more fanciful than the next. My seven-year-old daughter, Reagan found a blue dress with swirl details that spoke to her. Paul then adds the perfect set of wings and flowered crown to match. The dress-up part alone was a big hit.
Next Paul will direct your child through a series of carefully-thought-out poses while bringing the forest alive in their imaginations at the same time. Reagan actually became a fairy, caring for all the woodland creatures around her. She enjoyed every minute of it, and went home with a small gift to remember her experience by. Every child leaves with one, and Reagan is especially fond of hers. I won’t spoil it for you.
After your session ends is when the magic really happens. Elements of the scene are brought to life on the computer – a forest being projected on the screen behind your fairy appears, Tinkerbell’s glow jumps off the photo and everything becomes picture perfect. We watched a slide show of all 17 photos taken one week later and had a difficult time choosing just one. Not that you have to choose just one.
During your review session, Paul will present you with the different product options you have for purchasing as many poses as you like, including the very popular photo book of all poses. The price of the products depends on size and quality of mounting/laminating, but all options are of the highest quality. You can even have your photo “painted” onto canvas by Paul, which is the most exquisite option of all. As for pricing, be prepared that you are buying an original piece of art, unlike your usual family portrait at JC Penney.
Paul really has a knack with kids and kept Reagan’s attention the whole time. This was an experience she will never forget and still talks about. She’s even asked if we can go back when she gets older for one of Paul’s edgy sports portraits. I told her if she sticks with a sport long enough, we’ll definitely be back.
A 30-minute Enchanted Forest Fairy Session includes a gift print (1 – 8×10, 2 – 5×7’s or 8 wallets) and social media image to share with your friends. Value: $300. Call Paul Maynard Photography at 303-434-0822 to set up a no obligation consultation.
Disclosure: I received the 30-minute session and gift print in exchange for writing about our experience, but, as always, all opinions are my own.