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    Alice Lewis, age 9 as Joan of Arc by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com

    You can check out more of Alice’s cosplays on Buzzfeed.

    After many weeks of crafting, scouting, researching, shooting and editing they’re finally complete.  This set took six separate days of shooting at several locations.  It’s definitely the most involved cosplay we’ve done but it was all worth it because it’s now my favorite.  Joan was such an incredible person and someone I think every little girl should learn about.  Whether her voices were real or not her bravery is unquestionable.  Her unwavering faith was strong enough to lead her to victory against all odds and keep her going through miserable months of torture. threats of rape, and eventually agonizing death.  All while she was a teenager.  Um, so yeah.  She’s awesome.

    While most of our research was done through books we checked out a few movies for Alice to watch and learn about the battles and time period.  The Messenger with Milla Jovovich was the closest we found to actual events but the spiritual parts were pretty dark and weird.  Of course, Alice liked it a lot and it’s her new favorite movie.  Joan of Arc with Leelee Sobieski is not even remotely accurate and ridiculously long and honestly maybe the worst movie I’ve ever seen and I wouldn’t wish it on my worst enemy and every time you come across it you should kill it with fire just so that it would be a slightly more accurate representation of Joan’s life.

    A special “thank you” to the Reeds who generously lent us the use of their beautiful horse, Spirit, and allowed us to pretend to burn our daughter alive in their back yard.

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    A sneak peek of Alice (and Spirit) as Joan of Arc at our shoot today. #joanofarc #girlpower #horse #battle #armor #maliceofalice #cosplay #kellyisnicephotography

     

  5. Kelly Lewis for Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com

    My beautiful friend, Nicole.

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  9. Alice + London as Margot and Richie Tenenbaum by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com
    Alice + London as Margot and Richie Tenenbaum by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com
    Alice as Margot Tenenbaum by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com
    London as Richie Tenenbaum by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com
    Alice as Margot Tenenbaum by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com
    Alice as Margot Tenenbaum by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com
    "I'm adopted. Did you know that?" - Alice as Margot Tenenbaum by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com
    Alice + London as Margot and Richie Tenenbaum by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com
    Alice + London as Margot and Richie Tenenbaum by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com
    Alice + London as Margot and Richie Tenenbaum by Kelly Is Nice Photography | www.kellyisnice.com

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    A cosplay featuring Alice, (age 8) as Margot Tenenbaum and introducing her sweet boyfriend, London as Richie Tenenbaum by Kelly Is Nice Photography.

    Alice: “I wish London was my brother.”

    Mom: “If he was your brother then he couldn’t be your boyfriend.”

    Alice: “I’m adopted.”

    Alice especially loved this cosplay. Mostly, because it meant that she got to spend time with London but also because she got to wear a fur coat and play with fake cigarettes. She liked the subtle humor of the movie and had a lot of fun getting into character. I wish we had some behind the scenes video of the two of them together. There was a lot of giggling going on. Oh, and that hand holding. I didn’t tell them to do that. They just did… and then I died.

    I love my mini model.

     

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  11. Kory & Ju - A Themed Engagement by Kelly Is Nice Photography

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  12. True Love: Letting the kitty you hate crawl on you while you read to your wife because it makes her happy and makes editing thousands of images more bearable for her.

     

  13. I recently finished my first commissioned drawing. It is also my first attempt at illustrating with my Wacom tablet. (The line work was done with pen and ink and then scanned. I know a lot of you out there are super wizards at the beast that is the Wacom tablet so be kind to my newbie skills.) This drawing is for NV Cheerleading. Their mascot is a phoenix so they wanted a “Justice League” type cheerleader with fire wings. While spending more hours than I’m willing to mention I was reminded of why I got into photography. Drawing is hard… and time consuming. Not that photography isn’t but it’s at least easier for me. Also, digital is my friend.

    She isn’t perfect but she is something I never thought I’d be able to do. Personal victory.

     

  14. I thank God for this family. The Beckers by Kelly Is Nice Photography

    The Beckers - Five Years of a Family from Kelly Lewis on Vimeo.

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  15. railroadrust asked: Hey there! I am a huge fan of your pictures! I was wondering what caused you to start photography and what type of camera you use. I love the way you use light an angles. It's so pretty. Supportively & admiringly, a big fan.

    Thank you very much! I always knew I would be in some artistic field seeing as that’s where my talents lay but it wasn’t always my goal to be a photographer. When I was a child I would look out the window of whatever car I was riding in and think that I’d like to be the person who designed postcards. I would mentally crop the perfect spots in the scenery that looked the best. I didn’t realize at the time that that’s what photography is. I just knew that I was viewing the world and finding the most beautiful parts. My goal in life was much more vague - I just wanted to grow up and be an artist. I could always draw but I didn’t enjoy the task of it. I have natural talent but it doesn’t come easily if that makes sense. When I was in high school I was looking through the October 1999 issue of Vogue and came across an image of Kate Moss by Annie Leibovitz. It totally changed my world. It was then that I realized that I could create something as beautiful as a painting with a camera. I cut it from the magazine and pinned it to my wall. That very minute I knew what direction I wanted my life to take.

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    Soon after, I went out and bought my first camera and started shooting. But not people. I’ve always been a very shy person and I’ve never liked people looking at me. I started with bugs and flowers and about a million pictures of my three cats. I would even set up little scenes of suicidal chipmunks that my cats would leave at my doorstep.  

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    It wasn’t until my fourth quarter in college that I found my love for portraiture. I found that I could create a world for a human subject much like I was already doing with creatures just on a much larger scale. It became my favorite thing to do and I picked my friends off one by one to model for me. My friends are very beautiful.

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    And then I didn’t stop. My love for dead, dark and dreamlike is still evident in my work today.

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    Almost all of my work has been shot with a Canon except for work on film I did in college. I currently use the Canon 5D Mark II and I love it.