Stepping into a F A I R Y T A L E :: session 2 (the chicken steeper)

A story no-one else can duplicate…

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It has been a minute since the first entry of a big project that my friend Lance & I dreamed up. But the project was not forgotten…

The thought was simple; a series that custom caters stories in words and photographs around the personality of your child. This isn’t something I’ve seen done before… and I’m all about trying new things. The idea to tie a customized story to a set of special photographs made for a child…  so. much. fun!

I’m not going to get into all the details of what one of these fairy tale packages entail in this post, but if you’d like to find out more about it, all the information is here.

For now, I’d like you to enjoy the images & the poem, part 1 of this entry into our series. Next week, Lance will release part 2, the story, and we will share that with you as well.

Pictured, by the way, is miss Kendall. I have taken pictures of her big brother Roman since pretty much the beginning of 9art…..I am so thankful to their mom Christina for being such an incredibly supportive and faithful client over the last few years. And also, Christina… thanks for having stinkin’ cute kids. 🙂

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The chicken steeper

When Roman goes in for his nap
Miss Kendall finds her trail
of bows so big and brighter straps,
of glittered grass and snails,
of upturned high-heeled shoes entrapped
in paintings hung with nails
reading, “This aways! That aways!
Follow invisible paths!”

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Deep down into the woods
Miss Kendall’s tucked some chairs,
a table, cloth and teacups, spoons,
and bags for her affairs.
She always leads her old hen out
and borrows little feathers.
She adds tea kettle heat to them
in cups like bottled weather.

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(And while she waits, her puppy guards
the table, chairs, and cases
from monsters, mice, the shades and shards,
and all the unknown faces).

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The steeping lasts an hour long

but when she’s through, cups quicken,

rattle, shake. From each she

pulls a baby chicken.

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One last thing… a big thanks to Aimee & Tracy Danner for letting us use their property… and specifically to Aimee, for serving as on-set Chicken wrangler. It was a very important job for the shoot… not even kidding. Here’s Aimee in her own moment of photo-glory…

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  1. Pingback: Custom Fairy Tales for Kids :: The Chicken Steeper | Lancelot Schaubert


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