Photographer and mother of three Karen Marie is now a real-life Fairy Godmother after she reworked six cute infants into tiny Disney princesses earlier this month.
“The amazing tales of love and heroism in Disney movies have always been an inspiration to me,” Marie tells Babble of her motivation to the infants.
Marie, 36, explains that Disney has at all times been an enormous a part of her life, and regardless of having a busy schedule at her studio, Belly Beautiful Portraits, she determined to find time for the particular venture.
In the Eight-hour shoot in her studio in Roseville, CA, Marie watched her visions for the picture shoot “come alive” by way of the lens of her digital camera. From Cinderella, to Ariel, to Jasmine, Marie rigorously picked out the clothes, backdrops, and props to painting the tales that she grew up with. (Her favourite is Sleeping Beauty.)
“The memories I get when watching this movie bring me back to my childhood every time I see it,” says Marie. “I also had Princess Aurora and Prince Phillip as my wedding cake topper!”
And whereas she describes working with six infants without delay as “VERY difficult,” she praises her wonderful workforce for the help and assures it was all price it when she watched the households of the infants dote over their little princesses.
“My favorite part about photographing babies is knowing in my heart how much these images will mean to families for generations to come,” she says.
Marie, who makes a speciality of maternity and new child pictures, says she felt compelled to work with infants since she was a child. She really began her profession as a labor and supply nurse and youngster beginning educator. A couple of years later, she determined to mix that keenness along with her curiosity in pictures, and created her enterprise, Belly Beautiful Portraits.
In addition to photographing little infants for a dwelling, Marie additionally enjoys taking images of her personal not-so-little babes as nicely.
Marie considers photographing her three youngsters, Austin, 13, Sierra, 12, and Ashley, 10, a singular bonding expertise. And in return, they love posting the fabulous images on social media (what tween wouldn’t!).
Marie shares that she even took her son’s eighth grade commencement images. “We had a lot of fun running around his school finding the light and cool backdrops,” she remembers. The images, undoubtedly, got here out nice, and it’s a reminiscence the 2 of them will have the ability to look again on for years to return.
As will the households of the six child princesses in her most up-to-date shoot. Marie’s as soon as upon a dream actually turned a actuality.