I just wanted to make sure I knew correctly! So are you the photographer as well as her now adopted mother? The support you are giving this little girl is inspiring. The encouragement and positive change you have made truly is inspiring as well. It blows my mind you're not receiving more notes and attention. I want you to know there are people here who support you and see such good in Beautiful Alice. I'm one Thank you for your wonderful blog and sharing your experiences!!! Enjoy the weekend Xx

This might have made me weepy. Yes, most of the portraits you see in Alice’s portfolio are taken by me and yes, I’m her adoptive mother. She was rescued from her birth family when she was 6 and then spent a year in several different foster homes before we found her. We adopted Alice about two and a half years ago when she was 7 years old. You can read her adoption story here.

Thank you for taking the time to send your encouragement. You have no idea how much it means to me to know that there are people out there that champion my daughter. She’s wonderfully unique which isn’t much appreciated amongst her peers. It’s been so great for her to hear from people that have experienced some of the things she’s endured and to see people that are like her. Being adopted can be pretty isolating and she knows she’s not alone now. I could not be more proud of what she’s accomplished over the last couple of years. She’s literally making up for 6 years of abuse and neglect and doing it all with a happy attitude that I will never comprehend. She’s sweet and brave and spunky and I’m so thankful to those of you who continue to show love and support in everything Alice does. It’s not a huge following but it’s genuine and heartfelt. And while there will always be evil anonymouses spewing their douchey hatred (cause, you know, tumblr) the overwhelming majority of you have shown kindness which has been a huge part of Alice’s transformation. For that, I am forever grateful. <3

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My figurines have finally been colored by @themaliceofalice and @beeenwhite (respectively). #sharpieart #roseart #maliceofalice #doodles

My figurines have finally been colored by @themaliceofalice and @beeenwhite (respectively). #sharpieart #roseart #maliceofalice #doodles

Alice, age 9 in &#8220;The Aftermath&#8221; by kellyisnicephotography | www.kellyisnice.com
This is the conclusion to the Punk Rock Girl costume escapades. You can see more of Alice&#8217;s modeling at www.maliceofalice.com or on her Facebook Fan Page.

Alice, age 9 in “The Aftermath” by kellyisnicephotography | www.kellyisnice.com

This is the conclusion to the Punk Rock Girl costume escapades. You can see more of Alice’s modeling at www.maliceofalice.com or on her Facebook Fan Page.

Sooo this happened today. It’s the Decade Dance at Alice’s school and they were allowed to dress up for it. We went with 70s Punk Rock. She’s gonna be blitzkrieg bopping it all over the place.

Did you ever have a dream that you went to Six Flags with Barack Obama? That would be awesome.
Alice, age 9

I’m so proud of my Beasty on her first magazine publication. You can find her Coraline cosplay in the Tricks-N-Treats issue of darkbeautymag. “I love you, Baby!” - Your Other Mother

Thrift shopping at the Goodwill, doing photo shoots in the fitting room. Alice is hungry like the wolf.

Thrift shopping at the Goodwill, doing photo shoots in the fitting room. Alice is hungry like the wolf.

Alice now has a facebook page to showcase her modeling and cosplay portfolio. You can view her portraits in chronological order starting with the first day we spent with her. And since there isn&#8217;t a 10 photo limit, you&#8217;ll see pictures from shoots you haven&#8217;t seen before. The evolution of Alice is amazing. Check it out: www.facebook.com/maliceofalice

Alice now has a facebook page to showcase her modeling and cosplay portfolio. You can view her portraits in chronological order starting with the first day we spent with her. And since there isn’t a 10 photo limit, you’ll see pictures from shoots you haven’t seen before. The evolution of Alice is amazing. Check it out: www.facebook.com/maliceofalice

Alice got to see The BoxTrolls with her friends, London and Avonlea last weekend. It was SO good. I definitely recommend seeing it and staying through the credits. (Alice originally just wanted a picture with the Annabelle poster but she was quickly out voted.) Afterward, we ATE ice cream and Alice climbed some trees.

Alice: “You’re my personal jungle gym.”
Daddy: “I hope you’re still doing this when you’re grown up.”

My second shooter at today&#8217;s event. Miss Mary Mack. All dressed in black.

My second shooter at today’s event. Miss Mary Mack. All dressed in black.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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Thank you!! It was wonderful. Alice turns 10 on November 8th so we’re still in birthday mode.

Hey Alice! You're a very wonderful creative person and we have a lot of the same interests, I love Harry Potter, Alice in Wonderland, and Coraline too and I love your costumes of your favorite characters they are beautiful! Last Halloween I was Alice from wonderland and this year I might be Coraline, I was wondering who you are going to dress up as for Halloween and if you are going trick or treating? (I at 16 am too old too go according to my mother and am quite sad about it). Best wishes <3

Thank you! I am so glad you like my pictures!! Last year I was Edward Scissorshands!! This year I’m going as Wednesday from the Addams family! Yes I am going trick or treating this year! I don’t think anyone is too old to go trick or treating! 

Love Alice.

The birthday loot I scored with my Target gift card&#8230; Because apparently I turned 6, not 33. #thosekittycatearringsaretotallygrownuplooking #stopjudgingmeJames #foreveryoung #icaneatallthemarshmallowsifiwanttoAlice

The birthday loot I scored with my Target gift card… Because apparently I turned 6, not 33. #thosekittycatearringsaretotallygrownuplooking #stopjudgingmeJames #foreveryoung #icaneatallthemarshmallowsifiwanttoAlice

Alice Lewis, age 9 by kellyisnicephotography | www.kellyisnice.com

Some of Alice’s creepier portraits are featured on darkbeautymag! You can see the full set here.