Abbie Fox is a photographer who makes dreams come true. Not only does she create beautiful and inspiring images for adults, like her viral “Fed Is Best” photo that highlights all the beautiful ways that mothers feed their babies, but she creates some pretty darn amazing photos for kids, too.
Through her photography business, Foxy Photography, Fox has had the chance to combine portrait and family sessions with some truly creative photos that bring the magic of imagination to life.
“I have always been a creative person and someone who thinks out of the box,” she tells Babble. “I get bored very easily with the same old thing so when my kids were old enough to dress up and let me pose them, I just started putting them in fun scenes. Each Halloween we get them 2-3 costumes and we do different setups for each.”
“The creative pictures I do mean so much to me because I put everything I have into them and may take a couple hours per image,” Fox explains.
Fox’s studio, located in Las Vegas, allows her to bring all of the childhood images we know so well to life. Describing herself as a life-long fan of Disney movies (“I can recite most of them to this day!” she laughs), she has enjoyed recreating some of her favorite scenes.
Fox also loves that her pictures have inspired her children’s imaginations.
“My kids LOVE the pictures,” she says. “We have them printed at home and hanging at my studio. They love telling people about the fun pictures we do. [My daughter, Georgia] has a great imagination and I think the images inspire her even more.”
But let’s be honest — it’s not just her kids that get to have all the fun with her photos. Foxy loves taking them, too.
“I love that I can start with an idea in my mind and as I’m editing it turns into something completely different,” she says. “It pushes me to try something different with every work of art. It allows me an escape from my every day editing and pushes me out of my comfort zone to learn something new and try different techniques. It is easy as a photographer to get in a rut doing portrait work so I really work hard to keep my creative juices flowing.”
She also loves seeing the reactions to her photos.
“I have the image of my daughter dressed up as Red Riding Hood in my studio and my clients will just sit and stare at it, analyzing it,” she says. “I get questions about how I did it and if the dog was real. That image alone has gotten me other families to come to the studio to do creative sessions.”
Fox believes that childhood is magical and that her work only serves to bring to life what her children are already seeing every day.
“They don’t know the rules of the world yet so they believe everything they see, they can do,” she explains. “My daughter often puts on a cape and skips around the house and says she is flying. My son pretends to fight dragons in his room.”
“They believe that the magic they see on TV and read in books are all in the same with the regular world,” she continues. “While their imaginations run wild, they don’t get to see it actually on paper. So I think that the images are allowing kids to see in real life what is in their heads.”
Right now, I have to admit that I’m definitely using Fox’s photos as some serious inspiration for Halloween, but Fox is looking forward to branching out into more and more creativity in her work.
“I want to be able to do sessions for all ages,” she says. “I know that it will only get bigger and better as time goes on because I’m always learning.”More On