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A Day with Heidi Elnora

Heidi and Ally creating a signature organza and silk petal that can be found on the “Bonnie Bell” gown.

Heidi helped guide Ally through color palette’s and inspiration boards helping her define who she is as a new designer. Ally sewing her first stitch ever. Heidi’s gifts and talents run deep throughout generations in her family. Here you can see Heidi’s great grandmothers paper doll designs hand drawn in 1910 at age 13. Heidi revealing one of her dresses from her 2014 Spring Collection.
This one is named “Valerie Lynn” after Heidi’s Mother. Handmade Organza and Silk Petals that adorn the “Bonnie Bell” Dress designed by Heidi
for the 2011 Fall collection. We decided one would look fabulous in Ally’s hair.

Magic is often described as unexplainable, but the magic created in Alabama each year by Magic Moments is easy to explain. Magic Moments fulfills the non-medical wishes of chronically ill Alabama children, providing them an opportunity to turn away from illness and suffering – if only for a moment – and feel what it is like to just be a kid again!

Walking in to Heidi Elnora’s studio we knew we were going to photograph a day of blessings, little did we know we would be the ones deeply blessed. Ally is an incredibly gifted young lady whose smile is infectious and whose dreams are big. It was such a joy to share in this experience along side of her.

Ally: “Heidi, I just wanted to say thank you for bringing out who I am. I loved every moment of being in your studio with you, Rachel, and Elizabeth. I can not wait to show you my new designs. I cannot wait to come back. Thank you for making my dreams come true. I love you with all my heart.”

Christina (Ally’s Mom): “I am forever grateful to Heidi Elnora and all the people involved with making the day so special for my precious girl. Ally has truly been a strong young lady and to watch her fulfill a dream after such a difficult year is a blessing. I hope Heidi knows how much of an impact she has had on Ally’s life. We are proud to say that Heidi Elnora and team are apart of our family now.”

Credits: Photography: Stacy Richardson Photography | Dresses: Heidi Elnora | Organization: Magic Moments

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