Magical Photo Series Brings Kids’ Imaginary Friends To Life

Inspired by her 3-year-old daughter Mia, photographer Anna Angenend teamed up with illustrator and fellow mom Amy Snyder (aka Amy Gets Artsy) to create a series called “My Monster & Me.” The photos show kids along with the magical friends (or in some cases “monsters”) from their imaginations. Kids would tell them about their imaginary friends, with lots of details, and Anna and Amy would get to work by bringing these characters to life.



“She is waiting for me to finish drawing her picture so she can see it.” -Irelyn, Age 6Wendolyn is trendy. She’ll never be caught with a selfie stick, but she commissions artist to paint her. She’s an avid drinker of Kombucha.


“I don’t like to get soap in my eyes when I wash my hair, but my monster makes it fun.” — Mia, Age 3Maximus never runs out of energy, and is always on the lookout for fun, even at the cost of leaving mass destruction in his path. We’ve lost count of the times he’s cannonballed into the tub and flooded the bathroom floor. Sometimes he forgets how big boned he is.


​”I want to invite the moon to our party.” — Mia, Age 2, New Year’s Eve 2014When Melvin made it to Earth, he wanted to show his appreciation to the Moon for helping him find his way, so he was more than happy to assist Mia in inviting the Moon to her New Year’s Eve party.

Mini Monsters

Evangeline, Age 18 months.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.

Hot Mess Sheila

“Ow! Be careful, that hurts!” -Our Girls, Every Time We Brush Their HairWhen Sheila’s peers at beauty school didn’t agree with her over-the-top flashy fashion and edgy hairdos, she dropped out and became the number one on-call beauty consultant for toddler and stuffed pet fashion emergencies. She’s just a phone call away at 1-800-HOT-MESS.​​



“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 6Dolores is an anxious first-time mom, always checking on her eggs and her newly hatched baby. But once the rest of the eggs hatch, she’ll be a seasoned pro. She won’t even blink if one of the babies rolls out of the nest or accidentally burps up a fireball on their sibling.


“He popped my balloons!” — Marie Elise, Age 2Larry has a difficult time getting close to people, so he was really excited about his playdate. He wore his best pot and his favorite hat, and picked up a bouquet of balloons and a package of bandaids just in case. Unfortunately, things didn’t go quite as he had hoped.


“My yellow monster doesn’t want to brush his teeth, because he LOVES his cavities.” — Mia, Age 3Zasby can look a little smelly and scary at first. Even though he’s a little shy from the beginning, he’s always excited to make new friends. He’ll explore your garbage can and jump in mud puddles with you, but he’ll never venture near soap and water.​​​
Now you know what to do when your little one talks about their imaginary friend :) Share with friends!
Via Huffington Post

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