Driven by a need for creativity, the photographer known as Alexandria’s Lens creates enchanting portraits that involve her whole family. Her husband and three children offer both creative inputs and pose in her images that are soft in focus and contain magical elements that are digitally edited into the photos after the shoots are done. Inspired by fairy tales, Alexandria infuses elements of the iconic stories into her work. But despite the familiarity, each of her images has a point of view that feels special to her family. Harry Potter is a big influence. “Our family’s obsession with Harry Potter prompted me to experiment as well because I wanted to show magic in a different way inside of my portraits.” As a mother, wife, and lover of all things magical, Alexandria thrives on bringing her dreams and imagination to life. Be sure to follow her on Instagram and enjoy all the magic she creates!
Alexandria first became interested in photography when her oldest daughter, Emma, was born. “My husband and I were both young and in college, we couldn’t afford to get her photos taken, so I saved up for a used Canon DSLR on eBay, and began taking photos of her on my own.”
“We all contribute ideas. My husband and I brainstorm ideas constantly and the kids are always providing ideas. Their imaginations are endless!”
“Emma has recently started writing down ideas and sharing them with us whenever she can and she has even shown an interest in learning how to edit with me.”
“Brainstorming together can really turn good ideas into great ones. Creating these images just wouldn’t feel the same without my family being apart of it.”
“Expecto Patronum! I decided to introduce our little Eloise to my Patronus & according to Pottermore, it’s a white mare. What’s yours?”
“I tend to shy away from the camera because I am way more comfortable behind the lens, so hiding my face can make me feel a bit more comfortable. Over time, it just sort of morphed into a style I now use when I am in front of the camera.”
Super-cute Cinderella reference.
Alice in Wonderland
“Most of our shoots are outdoors. We usually head out on mini day trip adventures to scout locations and because of this, we spend most of our weekends outside!”
“Oh, fairy tales and magic have ALWAYS inspired me ever since I was a little girl. They make you feel like anything is possible and they spark the imagination, which is something I think we should all try to hold onto throughout life.”
“I hope I can simply brighten someone’s day through my work, bring a smile to their face or simply help them get lost in a magical world for a little while. Magic fills my heart with such joy when I create, I want to give that same feeling to others,” – Alexandria told in an interview for My Modern Met.