I have photographed Alex and her family for several years. They are always so much fun. She is very intelligent and would rather escape into her imagination than "fit in" with the popular crowd. She has been called a freak because she can do some amazing things with her body. We call her "Bendy"! She is an aerialist and an acro dancer. She can literally bend in half...backwards! How cool is that?! The first look was a character named Cinder from the book series Lunar Chronicles. I made her arm into a cyborg arm! Her Dad is in the Navy and they were kind enough to let us take some photos on base. We even had some help from some sailors who helped throw her parachute dress for the most epic shot ever!
What Alex had to say about the Fearless Spirit Model Crew experience:
"I loved being a part of the Fearless Spirit Model ]Crew of 2019. I made many new friends and being able to hang out with them once a month while modeling was like a dream come true! I learned how to be more courageous and i now see myself as more of an individual who can stand out for my inner and outer beauty and be satisfied with who I am. When I see all the amazing photos of me I can't get over that they are photos of me! I look at myself in a new light. I know that I am brave, strong, independent and fearless."
What Alex's Mom had to say about the experience:
I have worked with Casey on many photo shoot projects over the past several years and we became great friends. When I informed her about my daughter's issues at school she was genuinely shocked and horrified. Casey informed me about her fearless spirit project and said she would love for my daughter to be part of it. Seeing the joy and love my daughter has seen in herself through this experience... seeing her personality shine through... hearing her speak of all her new friends and the fun she had...i am overjoyed. I look at these epic photos and see my daughter as art. I am so proud of both my daughter and Casey. Casey helped my daughter through a rough time. I, as a mom, can tell my daughter how beautiful she is and how her uniqueness is embraced, but Casey took that one step farther and literally showed my daughter through photography, creativity and her kindness/friendship. My daughter's self confidence sky rocketed. I am forever grateful to Casey for saving my daughter's mental health....for helping my daughter realize she is perfect the way she is and that no one can ever make her feel inferior.