Thursday, August 28, 2014

Butterfly Girl {Santa Ynez Child Photographer}

"Butterfly Girl" © Castles N Crowns Fairy Tale Photography
FairyTalePhotoArt.com, CastlesNcrowns.net

My model posed for me as if she were holding butterflies. My child photo sessions are "Naturally Playful or Whimsically Posed". Locations: Santa Ynez | Solvang | Buellton | Los Olivos | Ballard | Santa Ynez Valley.

© CASTLES N CROWNS FAIRY TALE PHOTOGRAPHY. 
FairyTalePhotoArt.com, CastlesNcrowns.net, castlesNcrowns @ gmail.com

Personal images fairytalephotoart.com, castlesNcrowns.net; bg: tigers-stock.deviantart.com; butterflies fairiegoodmother.deviantart.com

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Mermaid is Really a Ballerina {whimsical fairy tale photo art}

© Castles N Crowns Fairy Tale Photography
FairyTalePhotoArt.com
Model image 
© Allison Debona

Professional ballerina as a Mermaid. 
Created as a gift for Ballet West soloist Allison Debona.


© CASTLES N CROWNS FAIRY TALE PHOTOGRAPHY. 
FairyTalePhotoArt.com
"Whimsical Custom Portraits featuring Children and their Imaginations", worldwide. 
Local photo sessions are "Naturally Playful or Whimsically Posed". 


Central Coast California Child Photographer, with a Fairy Tale Storybook Illustrated style.


Permissions: Beach and seashell photographed by me, model photo provided by Allison Debona, tail is a composite of two stock images linzee777.deviantart.com and deviantroze.deviantart.com

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A Magical Place {How Long is a Giraffe's Neck?}

A MAGICAL PLACE. © CASTLES N CROWNS FAIRY TALE PHOTOGRAPHY 
FairyTalePhotoArt.com 
Whimsical Photo Art: "A Magical Place"

HOW LONG IS A GIRAFFE’S NECK?
{excerpt from my upcoming book!}

On average, the giraffe’s neck is about 6 feet tall and weighs about 600 pounds. 
(A giraffe’s heart is about 2 feet long and weighs about 25 pounds). 
Just like humans, giraffe have 7 neck vertebrae, though each one can be over 10 inches long.



© CASTLES N CROWNS FAIRY TALE PHOTOGRAPHY.

FairyTalePhotoArt.com"Whimsical Custom Portraits featuring Children and their Imaginations", worldwide. 
Local photo sessions are "Naturally Playful or Whimsically Posed". 

Central Coast California Child Photographer, with a Fairy Tale Storybook Illustrated style.


Permissions: personal stock; bg: cindyart-stock.deviantart.com



Mermaid Reef {and a 20 legged Sea Star}

"Mermaid Reef" © CASTLES N CROWNS FAIRY TALE PHOTOGRAPHY FairyTalePhotoArt.com Whimsical Custom Portraits and Fairy Tale Photo Art

MERMAID REEF

At Mermaid Reef under the sea with my little mermaid and her friends, including a 20 legged sea star.


© CASTLES N CROWNS FAIRY TALE PHOTOGRAPHY 
FairyTalePhotoArt.com 
"Whimsical Custom Portraits featuring Children and their Imaginations", worldwide. 
Local photo sessions are "Naturally Playful or Whimsically Posed". 
Central Coast California Child Photographer, with a Fairy Tale Storybook Illustrated style.

Permissions: Model and sea stars photographed by Castles N Crowns Fairy Tale Photography FairyTalePhotoArt.com; bg: ybsilon-stock.deviantart.com; frame, shell: cindysart-stock.deviantart.com; tails: deviantroze.deviantart.com

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Childrens Rhyming Picture Book DO YOU WONDER? {whimsical}


Excited to share my new children's book, DO YOU WONDER?
Do you wonder about wonderful things?
Do you wonder what tomorrow will bring?
This is my third book, a whimsical rhyming picture book for children. 

Late one night I could not sleep and a few images popped into my head, along with a rhyme that went with them. For the next two hours I wrote the entire children's book. Then all I had to do was get my photo illustrations together over the next few days and upload everything to the publisher.
Happy that it is done, and it was so much fun (hey, that rhymes!)

My grandchildren were the first to see the rough draft on my computer and they loved it. My husband read it next, and he said it is my best book yet. Hallelujah! If my family likes it and I like it, what more can I ask? Well, my daydream is that you might like it too!

Available at blurb publishing.
Children’s Illustrated Rhyming Book.
Written and Photo Illustrated by Tricia Sothcott.
© 2014

Frozen Friends {whimsical childrens photography worldwide}

"Frozen Friends" © Castles N Crowns Fairy Tale Photography FairyTalePhotoArt.com

FROZEN (Before and After, below, with a different background variation) 
with Castles N Crowns Fairy Tale Photography

The children in the original photo were happily able to have their photo taken with the Elsa and Anna Frozen characters from children's entertainment company Tea in Tiaras, though Olaf the Snowman was elsewhere at the moment. 

With a little Whimsical editing and a wave of her Wishing Wand, fairy tale composite artist Tricia was able to add Olaf (and later, Sven) to the final fairy tale photo art. Castles N Crowns Fairy Tale Photography offers a "storybook fantasy style featuring children and their imaginations".


© CASTLES N CROWNS FAIRY TALE PHOTOGRAPHY. "Whimsical Custom Portraits featuring Children and their Imaginations", worldwide. Local photo sessions are "Naturally Playful or Whimsically Posed". Central Coast CA Child Photographer, with a Fairy Tale Storybook Illustrated style.




Permissions:
Elsa, Anna and Olaf from Tea in Tiaras;
characters and children photographed by Castles N Crowns / FairyTalePhotoArt.com; 
top reindeer from maky-orel.deviantart.com; 
bottom reindeer from public domain morguefile;
bg: cindysart-stock.deviantart.com

Monday, August 4, 2014

Personalized Child Model Magazine Covers {Dance | Models | Child | Fairy Photography}


My newest PERSONALIED MAGAZINE COVERS are here!
Does your child dance or wish she was a model? Would she like to be on the cover of a Dance magazine or Child Models magazine? Do you have a picture of her dressed as a fairy?
Four Magazine Cover options to choose from:
DANCE
MODEL OF THE YEAR
CHILD MODELS
CHILD FAIRIES

We will Personalize with your child's name, and a high quality photo that you submit.

Receive a digital file for self-printing OR we can have a professional print or canvas sent to you.
What a delightful gift! PERSONALIZED MAGAZINE COVERS are fun for children of all ages.

If you don't have a ready-for-the-cover photo, but do have a nice picture, you may wish to try our WHIMSICAL IMAGINATIVE PORTRAITS design first, then order the magazine cover after.

If you live locally, or are visiting the Santa Ynez Valley California, and need a professional photo, you may wish to plan a WHIMSICAL PHOTO MINI-SESSION with our team photographer.

If you know Photoshop or Photoshop Elements, and are the DIY creative type, you may enjoy our MAGAZINE COVER TEMPLATES in .psd adjustable layers overlay format.

QUESTIONS? 
PLEASE CONTACT US using the contact form on home page before submitting your child's photo. I also welcome email

Wishing you Well, with Fairy Tale Blessings and Storybook Happy Endings! ~Tricia

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CASTLES N CROWNS FAIRY TALE PHOTOGRAPHY
Whimsical Fairy Tale Art, Custom Imaginative Storybook Portraits.
Digital Photo Art by "Tricia the Fairy Godmother". 



© CastlesNcrowns