Our Magical Encounter started with a perfect dress, Of Course! I found her precious dress on etsy; a mom's best source for everything creative. The dress was reasonably priced and much to my surprise very well made with high quality fabric.
Next on the list was finding tinkerbell a house. Hobby lobby is my favorite store for well, pretty much everything! I needed a Lantern that we could see tinkerbell through so the glass needed to be clear and nothing blocking the inside. Oddly enough i found it at the checkout line. this was lantern number two. I had first purchased a cream colored one but it was bigger and in my opinion was to large for my 2 year old.
Our next step was the best, which was... the photo shoot! I attempted to make a cute tinkerbell bun but her hair is super thin and this was so cute messy and on the top of her head. I found a little tiara and voila the perfect hair-do!
I started her out on the wooden bench which i bought many years ago online from a photography prop company and have used it many many times. I had her pretend she was blowing pixie dust then we went looking for tinker.
i had her walk around with her Lantern and then placed it on the stone wall to peak inside. of course she was very confused as to why there was no tinkerbell to be found as you can see it on her face here:
This turned out to be one of my favorite pictures:)
But since I didn't want my sweet little 2 year old to be upset not actually seeing her favorite fairy I had to come up with a story...
"The reason we can't see Tinkerbell is because she's so little and really fast but....... When Momma puts the pictures on the computer then we will be able to see tinker bell and all kinds of pixie dust!"
I could tell she was a little disappointed though. So I got home and started working right away; referring back to easy for photoshop overlays of Tinkerbell and pixie dust (a.k.a. glitter) I found a bunch of overlays, really cheap too! After a little bit of editing I added Tinkerbell, some pixie dust, glitter and WOW!
Our Magical Encounter With Tinkerbell. The Look On Her Face When She Saw Tinkerbell Right There Next To Her In The Picture Was PRICELESS.
Tinker Bell Dress purchased from Etsy Store Design Fairies
Fairy Wing Overlay purchased from Etsy Store AsheDesign
Pixie Dust (Glitter) Overlay purchased from Etsy Store Pixel Pixie Studio
And Etsy Store ElyseBear