“You’re never too old to be a fairy”. – Rubi, Owner, Rubi’s and Diamonds Studio
Lillian and I recently experienced a once in a lifetime photo experience. Lil is four, which can be a very tricky age to get quality photographs. It had been a while since we took photos, almost a full year, so I was really excited to get some cute ones.
I WAS BLOWN AWAY.
Turns out, these aren’t just photographs, but works of art.
But let me back up to the experience.
Honestly, I was a little nervous to take Lil to get photos. She is starting to become aware of herself when we do photos, and sometimes gets very shy or nervous. She has this adorable little grin that looks staged when we ask her to smile for the camera.
We were told to put shorts on her and do her hair, and the rest would be taken care of at the studio. I curled Lillian’s hair at home, which she just loved, and on the way to the studio we both got a Starbucks. I got a latte, she got a hot cocoa. I kind of made it a “Mommy and Me day”, which was really fun and memorable.
When we arrived at the studio we immediately entered an enchanted fairy garden. It felt reality floated away as the door closed behind us. I was impressed, but my daughter was mesmerized. She thought she had entered another world! There was a plush-like rug, adorable little chairs, and even a Tinkerbell movie playing as we waited. Gorgeous magical butterflies and glittery flowers surrounded us along the wall and ceiling. The walls were painted with scenes of water lilies, a magical forest, rivers, and a fantastic tree was built into the studio filled with flowers and vines and butterflies.
Lillian’s name was called, and Damarys, the photographer, said, “Welcome, Princess!”. Lillian looked behind at me with both a coy smile and delight. She was then led into a room in which she was able to choose a dress out of a beautiful wardrobe of fairy gowns. She chose the green “Tinkerbell” dress, as she called it. She dressed in privacy behind the dressing wall, and then sat at the lovely vanity. Damarys and Rubi applied some soft blush, a bit of lip gloss, sparkly eye shadow, and “fairy sparkle dust” on her arms. She LOVED it!
Rubi, Owner of Rubi’s and Diamonds, personally applied eye shadow to Lillian. She made this funny face, but loved it after. Rubi was a delight and such a natural with kids. I was amazed at how she decorated the beautiful room and her vision for the studio.
She was then led into a fairy garden via a lovely corridor with more amazing paintings. The whole environment felt magical and whimsical and fun. Damarys and Rubi then surprised Lillian with the most fun moment: she gained her first pair of wings!
The photographer, Damarys, was able to build rapport with Lillian and put her at ease. It was brilliant to see my daughter’s face light up and just relax. Her giggles and smiles made my heart happy.
The first scene Lillian held this lovely flower.
The second scene she got to hold a miniature Tinkerbell in a lantern.
The third scene she held a magic ball that lit up.
The fourth scene was the mushroom scene, her favorite, because she got to pretend to fly!
Between scenes Lillian kept asking, “Mom, can we do a different scene please?” She did not want it to end! (Which is not her normal self when it comes to taking photos, believe me).
There were other amazing scenes as well including a sleeping scene and her holding a giant flower. This is my favorite pic of the bunch.
Rubi’s and Diamonds is the only studio in Colorado specializing in fairy garden photography. Ms. Rubi has owned the studio for over four years, and also does maternity sessions, newborn photography, sweet sixteen photos, family and sibling photography. The custom photography starts at $80 per session, making it a wonderful gift idea for Mother’s Day, birthday’s, the addition of a new sibling, Christmas, or grandparent’s gifts.
I cannot wait to frame my photo and put it in my bedroom as a reminder of my special day with my daughter. These pictures will always remind me of her youthful spirit and sweet childhood innocence. Even as she grows older each day, these treasures will hold her in my heart as a four-year old forever.
For more information or to book your own custom photo shoot, contact Rubis and Diamonds Studio online or call 303-641-5378.
*I received services in exchange for an honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.