Planning a princess-themed birthday party? Here's the perfect photo shoot peg!
Canada-based mom Camillia Courts and her daughter Layla love to play dress-up, and they take things to a whole new level. The mom takes photos of her 7-year-old as Disney characters but with full-on detailed costume, makeup and setting. And the result is absolutely stunning!
Like a still straight from the movies, Layla transforms into timeless Disney princesses like Ariel, Belle, Cinderella, Aurora and Snowhite. She's also dressed up as heroines Rapunzel, Elsa, Merida and even Princess Leia. It's mom's job to take the shots and uploads them to Instagram where their account has now reached over 38,000 followers!
When she's not behind the camera, sometimes, mom joins in too. Camillia told Huffington Post though that she prefers the baddies over the goodies. "Every once in a while I like to get in on the fun, and I think being the villain is way more fun than wearing the crown," she said.
The pair started cosplaying two years ago and have gotten much more than fantastic memories out of their shoots together. Taking photos of her daughter has allowed Camillia the "incredible and unique opportunity to document her daughter growing up," wrote Huffington Post.
Not only that, it's empowered little Layla in the most amazing way. "She's a very shy child and I see her light up when she gets into costume," Courts said. "She's gained a lot of confidence since we started the project and has really come out of her shell."
"It's truly been magical."
Here's the two still in costume but being more of their silly selves! See more of their photos on @disneyinspiredphoto on Instagram.
This story originally appeared on Smartparenting.com.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.