kellyisnice:

A Date with Destiny - Our first day out with our new daughter.

Throwback Thursday: This was the day after we met Alice for the very first time. I can’t believe how much she’s changed.

"Eek! Thank you bettyfelon​ for featuring Alice’s Wonder Woman cosplay on Comics Alliance. It’s such an honor to be showcased with all of those super amazing cosplayers. I can’t wait to show Alice.” Check out this week’s Best Cosplay Ever feature here. 
If you’d like to see more of Alice’s work check out her Cosplay page.

"Eek! Thank you bettyfelon​ for featuring Alice’s Wonder Woman cosplay on Comics Alliance. It’s such an honor to be showcased with all of those super amazing cosplayers. I can’t wait to show Alice.” Check out this week’s Best Cosplay Ever feature here.

If you’d like to see more of Alice’s work check out her Cosplay page.

Before the bad stuff happened we had a super great day at Dragon*Con this year. It was Alice’s first time going. We didn’t get to dress up because of the early morning audition so we’re going to save our Addams Family cosplay for Halloween. Alice got to see Black Widow, get attacked by Bioshock creatins, hang out with Vanellope, Wreck it Ralph, and Fix-it Felix, join a girl gang, and became a hobbit. She even chose watching Iris (as Carrie Kelley) get photographed by Brenden Savi over meeting the real Luna Lovegood. That, plus getting a Sugar Fueled comic from her friend, Ben, made it a pretty great day.

Alice Lewis, age 9 as Wonder Woman by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com

Leo: SENDesigne on Etsy | Indestructible Bracelets: Handmade (borrowed from Joan of Arc cosplay) | Cape: Wal*mart | Tiara, Lasso of Truth, & Boots: Handmade

Alice: "I wonder what Wonder Woman was like when she was little."

Mommie:"Well, she’s not real so…"

Alice: "SPOILER ALERT! That’s how you ruin a kid’s dreams."

Alice and @beeenwhite are fighting to the death again. #pokémon #pokebattle #theredandpinkrangeraregoingtopromtogether #gogopowerrangers #beavisandbutthead #maliceofalice

Alice and @beeenwhite are fighting to the death again. #pokémon #pokebattle #theredandpinkrangeraregoingtopromtogether #gogopowerrangers #beavisandbutthead #maliceofalice

An impromptu Wonder Woman cosplay with Alice happened today.

Alice is getting schooled in Pokémon by her new friend, Ben. Iris (ivory-and-gold) has some BFF competition. She’s staying up late on a school night and it’s worth every minute.

Alice is getting schooled in Pokémon by her new friend, Ben. Iris (ivory-and-gold) has some BFF competition. She’s staying up late on a school night and it’s worth every minute.

First of all, I'm extremely sorry to hear about what happened to Alice with the auditions. That was disgustingly low, and I'm just glad you managed to pick up on what was going on. Secondly, did the fact that Alice's last name would be Lewis help impact her decision to be named Alice at all (ie, Lewis Caroll)? Also Kelly, you are a phenomenal photographer and mother to Alice, and Alice, you're exactly the daughter I would absolutely dream of having! Love to you both xoxo
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Thank you!! It totally sucked but we’re ready to move on and we’re excited about Alice’s future as a model.  I know she has the talent for it. 

The Lewis last name was just a coincidence but I’m happy with how that turned out.  She couldn’t have even told you who Lewis Caroll was at that time. She knows now, of course, but she just chose the name Alice because she loves the movie and character. I don’t think she knew then that it was a book.

Thank you so much for so much for taking the time to give us some encouragement.  It was a very trying few days and Alice has handled it like a champ. <3 <3 <3

Here’s the video of us telling Alice the sad news you read about in my previous post.  People suck.  (The story is also below.)

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This is the ghastly true story of how my daughter, Alice, was manipulated by a greedy corporation and a Disney actor she admired.  On Friday we heard a radio ad on 96.1 asking for kids who want to be on Disney shows (like Jessie and Lab Rats) to audition.  Alice called with our permission and we were told a company called “model and talent” was having auditions last Saturday (August 30, 2014) at a nice Atlanta hotel.  They emailed us a short script (Raisin Bran) for Alice to memorize and perform at the audition. 

When we arrived at the hotel we found about 100 kids waiting to audition.  We were given an application to complete and directed to the ballroom.  Each parent had to hold up their ID and pause before a tablet while they filmed before we were ushered into our seats. Afterward we were told this was a security precaution in case one of our kids got lost in the hotel and they could use the picture to locate them quickly. An authoritative lady, clad in black (with a haircut just like Alice’s to my great pleasure) began the presentation.  She revealed that every person we interacted with (getting our application from, showing ID to, etc.) was also a judge (who were also models from brands we’d all heard of) and that our audition began the minute we walked through the lobby door.  She began conditioning us to know that our kids would only be successful in this business if their parents were cooperative and willing to make sacrifices.  She told us how her parents would fly her across continents every two weeks for auditions and how that made it possible for her to get work.  She began to tell us how “model and talent”, a commercial networking service, makes it possible to get exposure to the top talent agencies and casting directors in the country.  She informed us that their website is exclusive and that about only 25 of the many kids sitting in that room would make the first cut.  She involved the kids in the entire process.  She would name a Disney show and ask the kids to raise their hands if they’d heard of it.  They all raised their hands, and to their delight they were told that “model and talent” was responsible for getting talent on that show.  She revealed that they had a special guest there from one of those very shows.  Dan Benson, Zeke from Disney’s Wizards of Waverly Place, was there to talk about his start in the business and how great “model and talent” is at connecting kids with industry professionals.  Alice was so excited to see someone she recognized from the Disney Channel.  He entertained the crowd with amusing stories about his first minor parts and got the kids hopes up with how those tiny roles led to being Zeke.  He told us how his parents sacrificed so much to make his dream come true.  The whole seminar was professional, entertaining, and perfectly played out to condition you to think that you didn’t want to be the lame-o parents that held their super talented kid back by not taking advantage of this great opportunity.  It worked.  We bought it.  I mean, we already had proof that they had Disney connections and if their parents can move across the county or fly their kid to auditions then we could, at the very least, pay to have Alice on a website that all the TOP industry professionals use to find talent.

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Fresh cut thanks to @chelmac and her magic scissors. Dress by @hm #haircut #shorthairdontcare #maliceofalice #catprint #shorthair #goshyouregorgeous #iloveher

Fresh cut thanks to @chelmac and her magic scissors. Dress by @hm #haircut #shorthairdontcare #maliceofalice #catprint #shorthair #goshyouregorgeous #iloveher

ivory-and-gold:

So much girl power. 💖👊💥 (at AmericasMart Atlanta)

Alice + Carrie Kelley at Dragon*Con

ivory-and-gold:

So much girl power. 💖👊💥 (at AmericasMart Atlanta)

Alice + Carrie Kelley at Dragon*Con

Why is it called a period?
Alice, (age 9) very loudly… at a Longhorn… during dinner… involving bloody steak
Today, Alice got to meet @_danbenson and rocked her first Model/Acting audition. #zeke #wizardsofwaverlyplace #danbenson #maliceofalice #childmodel #nextstop #dragoncon

Today, Alice got to meet @_danbenson and rocked her first Model/Acting audition. #zeke #wizardsofwaverlyplace #danbenson #maliceofalice #childmodel #nextstop #dragoncon

irisrayphoto:

ivory-and-gold:

Hi, anonymous faces of the internet! If you like cute / sweet art and have a little pocket change and you wanna help out an artist / student…. here you go!
I still have a lot of extra prints of my favorite photo I’ve taken so far from my artist showcase a few months back. Money is super tight for me, so anyone willing to take one off my hands would be my angel!The bigger prints are 9x14, $20 including shipping.The smaller prints are 7x10, $10 including shipping.The image in the bottom right is closer to how the print will actually look, only more pastel.Prices are negotiable! I just want a little extra money where I can get it and less clutter in my room, so I’m flexible. :) Send me an ask and we’ll exchange PayPal / Venmo information!

look look look!

Alice&#8217;s BFF, ivory-and-gold (Iris), is selling super cute prints of her photography to help pay for art school. Add an adorable scoop of ice cream to your wall and support a starving artist. It&#8217;s a win-win.

irisrayphoto:

ivory-and-gold:

Hi, anonymous faces of the internet! If you like cute / sweet art and have a little pocket change and you wanna help out an artist / student…. here you go!

I still have a lot of extra prints of my favorite photo I’ve taken so far from my artist showcase a few months back. Money is super tight for me, so anyone willing to take one off my hands would be my angel!

The bigger prints are 9x14, $20 including shipping.
The smaller prints are 7x10, $10 including shipping.

The image in the bottom right is closer to how the print will actually look, only more pastel.

Prices are negotiable! I just want a little extra money where I can get it and less clutter in my room, so I’m flexible. :) Send me an ask and we’ll exchange PayPal / Venmo information!

look look look!

Alice’s BFF, ivory-and-gold (Iris), is selling super cute prints of her photography to help pay for art school. Add an adorable scoop of ice cream to your wall and support a starving artist. It’s a win-win.