Introducing Curl Power Kids | by Pamira Bezmen Photography

July 03, 2019  •  Leave a Comment

 

Curl Power Kids is a new brand with a serious purpose.  Founded by my long-time client and friend Heather Carter, Curl Power Kids is a unique collection of dolls, apparel and accessories that reflect a wide range of skin tones and natural curls. All of the featured products are one-of-a-kind and designed by artists/artisans, celebrating the diverse beauty of all children and their individuality.  Heather plans to grow the collection over time, curating offerings from various artists/artisans.

This is Heather, with her precious daughter Mackenzie, who is the inspiration for Curl Power Kids, with a collection of their hand-crafted dolls.

 

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When Heather asked me to be her photographer for her brand, I jumped for joy!!!  You know how much I adore and cherish the natural beauty of each child and believe in raising children with self-love and confidence that is rooted in their hearts and minds rather than their ability to conform to convention. 

 

Heather's tag-line is spot on:

"Curl Power Kids celebrates the diverse beauty of all children and their unique qualities, empowering them to soar and reach their highest potential." 

 

With the brand's mission and personality in mind, in addition to the studio shots, I shot each doll in a unique outdoor setting, showing personality in a fun and happy setting. I wanted to show how a child might bring her or his doll out to the backyard to play, rest, hang out, and simply share in on a child's every-day life as a companion. 

Lillian, Carter, Ricky, Belle...  Every doll has a specific name, skin color, hair style, and outfit.  You can choose from 12 options for now.

 

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you can see the full collection of the doll line and other merchandise on the Curl Power Kids web-site
 

 

We did a model call, seeking kids with natural curls.  We were overwhelmed with the love and support we got from the community.  We are thankful that so many caring parents entered the model call with their gorgeous babes of diverse backgrounds and looks.  Every single one was as unique and special as can be!  Our only regret was that we could not pick them all.

 

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The studio filled with kids who made fast friends with each other, and so did the parents.  It's amazing how we have a tendency to immediately connect with one another from a place of love when we come together for a mutual cause and a shared outlook on humanity.  We celebrated the beauty of diversity during the shoots, while the moms and I could not stop ourselves from going "ooooo" and "uuuuuu" at the sight of the children... 

The world is definitely a more beautiful place because of our diversity, and I am so very honored to be a part of this brand's story.

 

Below, you can see some behind the scenes shots from the photo-shoot and some final images...  I will also be sharing more finished portraits of our models in the coming weeks.

 

Please stop by the Curl Power Kids website and check out what they do and the custom products they sell.  The web-site will also be updated with photos of our models later this month.

 

Here is a sneak peek from the model shoots...

 

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Behind the scenes, making friends...

 

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Heather was featured in O Magazine in the June, 2019 issue, where the article focused on her journey as an entrepreneur.  She is scheduled to have a follow-up interview in August, 2019.

I wish Curl Power Kids and Heather all the best on this journey.  I am excited to see how this brand will grow in time.

 

If you are an artist or artisan with creations that would fit their mission, feel free to reach out to Heather.

 

If you would like professional portraits like those I made for Heather, for your family or your business, you know where to find me. e-mail Pamira

 

Love,

-Pamira

 

 

 

 


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