I was so excited Lil’ J wanted to take pictures in her Merida dress because 1. Merida rocks, and is probably (next to Mulan) the coolest Disney Princess ever. And 2. She princess shares an awesome hairstyle with Lil’ J. No extra prep-work needed, just take the braids down and let her play!
I got her dress second hand off ebay for a great deal. Here’s a similar Merida Dress.
I realized later in the afternoon when her hair was twice this size that we probably could have taken the pictures later to have it’s full effect, but she still rocked it.
Of course I’m talking as if I was in charge but little miss was all “take a picture of me on this hill!… No, not yet! Ok, now!”
And “Ok I’m going to be brave and go and get my arrow, you can take a picture of me.”
We traded cameras and she took a few photos as well, and checked out my work.
This was the third princess we’ve photographed her as, but the second I’ve shared, and definitely the one she’s gotten the most into. The bow and arrow, poses were her idea. The initial location idea was a collaboration, then she had me follow her.
We watched Brave again last night and I’d forgotten how much I loved the mother-daughter story. I’m excited to see where else this little adventure of ours takes us.
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