A few years ago, I happened upon a place so magical and right in my own backyard, so to speak. It was so special that I happily opened my pocketbook for an experience like no other, one that benefited a charity so precious and brought happiness to my little girl too. I’m talking about Enchanted Fairies.
What is Enchanted Fairies?
It’s an upscale magical portraiture experiences for children, one that brings your child’s imagination to life like no other.
Though I have personally known about and used this service myself (and paid for it out of my own pocket), I am thrilled to tell you all about it now as part of a sponsored campaign.
Enchanted Fairies is for you…
If you have children who love fairy tales – think fairies, mermaids, knights, pirates, and more.
If you want a photograph experience like no other.
If you want to help a charity well known to those of us in Dallas/Fort Worth that helps children with life-altering and life-threatening illnesses.
Where is Enchanted Fairies?
Enchanted Fairies is a studio located in Plano, Texas, inside Willow Bend Mall (upstairs). This is the same mall that contains the new Crayola Experience here in Dallas/Fort Worth.
Anyone can stop by and take a look inside the studio lobby where you will spy incredible photographs of children throughout.
You will be mesmerized by their work, which includes taking photographs and bringing them to life with special effects.
What is the Enchanted Fairies Experience Like?
As a Disney-loving family, my daughter has always enjoyed getting her photograph taken with favorite characters like Tinker Bell, Ariel, and even Jack Sparrow. But wouldn’t it be incredible if she could turn herself into a fairy? A mermaid? A pirate? With magical effects to bring a photo to next-level amazing?
That is exactly what your child will experience. The results are stunning.
It all starts after you book your private appointment. You and your child will select an outfit. For us that meant picking out the color strapless top we wanted for a fairy photograph. All costuming is provided by Enchanted Fairies. My daughter selected yellow, surprisingly, and in hindsight it couldn’t have been more perfect as it really popped in the pictures.
My daughter was having a fairy shoot, so she chose the yellow beaded top which was paired with a full yellow tutu to match (bring shorts to wear underneath).
One gets dressed in private dressing rooms and then for an additional fee, can choose the “Glimmer” upgrade, which includes some makeup, hair, and pixie dust. We chose to go natural and opted out of the Glimmer upgrade. I’m glad we did as I didn’t want her to look too old. 🙂 That’s just a personal preference though, as some little girls I know would LOVE makeup!
It’s a quick walk down a short red carpet for fun and then off to go in front of the camera.
The sets are elaborate. I’ve been told that some aspects were created by those who supply Disney Parks with items. Now that should tell you a lot.
During the holidays there are special Christmas and winter-themed sets. Currently there are sets fit for a fairy, mermaid and knight. But I’ll let you in on a little secret. I spied a pirate ship in the works! Stay tuned for that opportunity.
It’s then time for the kids to smile, photographs to be taken, and then return at a later date to watch a slideshow and choose photographs.
This is the hard part. You will want every single photo they took. Trust me on this. These photographs are not ordinary. They spend considerable time touching them up and adding effects to reflect things like fairy wings (those are added after the fact, you don’t actually have wings during the session).
I won’t lie, photographs can be expensive, but to me it captured a time in my daughter’s life perfectly. That said, it can be incredibly affordable for everyone if you take advantage of one deal that also helps out a charity close to my heart.
Enchanted Fairies DEAL:
A $25 fee donated to Kidd’s Kids through Enchanted Fairies will get you one FREE photo session and one FREE Limited Edition 10″ Enchanted Portrait per household.
Of course you can purchase additional photographs, but you certainly don’t have to.
$25 is a STEAL!
You may have noticed that the photographs in this post are not of my daughter.
While her pictures are stunning, I wanted to focus on some very special children. These are some of Kidd’s Kids, facing very challenging circumstances. It is these children whom your $25 session fee/donation helps.
Many of you might remember the late Radio DJ Kidd Kraddick. He began this 501c3 wish-granting organization years ago (1991), with a mission to provide hope and happiness by creating beautiful memories for families of children with life-altering and life-threatening conditions.
For over 25 years, Kidd’s Kids has taken more than 1,000 children ages 5-12 and their families on all-expenses-paid vacations to Walt Disney World. The trips are highlights for these families who have been going through so much.
While attending a very special gathering at Enchanted Fairies, I had the chance to meet the children you see throughout this post.
Not only are they Kidd’s Kids and getting to experience a trip of a lifetime thanks to the organization and sponsors like Southwest Airlines, but on this particular day, Enchanted Fairies was giving them an experience to remember, the Enchanted Fairies experience.
I met Avery, age 9, and her mom Kaytee. Avery has a rare diagnosis of Brain Tumor, Posterior Fosse Syndrome. It was a treat to watch her turn into a fairy right before my eyes.
I met Mason, age 7, and his parents, Ashley and Juan, along with his younger sister who is 5. His diagnosis – Nephrotic Syndrome. Despite going through so much, and very recently, this family had joy written all over their faces. Even Mason patiently watched as his younger sister had makeup and hair done. So sweet!
These are just some of the many kids who are helped by your Enchanted Fairies session fees.
Enchanted Fairies generously donates 100% of the session fees ($25 per child) to Kidd’s Kids.
In fact, to this date they have generously donated over $600,000 from 100% of their session fees and calendar contest.
What are you waiting for? Book your session now – you will not be disappointed.