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Zasby monster

“My yellow monster doesn’t want to brush his teeth, because he LOVES his cavities.”

-Mia
Age 3

Photographer Anna Angenend and illustrator Amy Snyder first teamed up when Angenend was inspired by her own daughter’s vivid imagination about her imaginary monster friend who wouldn’t brush his teeth because “he liked his cavities.” The project idea grew from there and each custom photo in the series is personally inspired by each individual child’s personality and imaginative play.

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Dolores dragon

“The mama dragon is looking to see what I did to her eggs. I helped the baby dragon hatch, because babies are cute and I wanted to play with it.”

-Irelyn
Age 6

Each custom portrait uses the stories of the child to create a beautiful adaptation of what the child sees and explains the quirky personalities of the monster (or sometimes dragon) in question.

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Babies can have monsters too!

Of course, with younger children, such as Evangeline, age 18 months, the story of their imaginary friends may be less clear, but that doesn’t mean babies and young toddlers are left out. With younger children, Angenend does her best to capture what may be going on in your child’s imagination. For example, for the photo above, Angenend explains, “What started as shading herself from the sun turned into an exciting day of play for some curious critters in the backyard. They were amazed at the size of the humongous monster that could pick up their home with ease. The monster had lots of squishy landings for sliding and jumping and quickly became their playground.”

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Melvin monster

“I want to invite the moon to our party.”

-Mia
Age 2, New Year’s Eve 2014

Some monsters are just here for a short visit! Perhaps a party or two.

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Maximus monster

“I don’t like to get soap in my eyes when I wash my hair, but my monster makes it fun.”

-Mia
Age 3

Maximus monster is a brilliant example of a monster who can take the fall for a child who may have, you know, flooded the bathroom floor or created some other mess. Only in this case the mess is captured in a really sweet way.

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If you’d love to have your own little one captured with his or her imaginary monster friend, then you’re in luck, because while photographer Angenend currently reside in San Antonio, TX she notes, “I will travel anywhere in the world with a good enough excuse, such as a really awesome photo session!” To learn more about having your child’s custom photo and illustration commissioned, simply contact Angenend and Snyder at [email protected]

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