Mother-Daughter Photo Shoots Reimagine Disney Princesses as Future Queens

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Have you ever wondered what happens after a Disney princess lives “happily ever after?” In an enchanting photo series, photographer Tony Ross explores this fanciful concept, as he travels through time to cleverly capture portraits of the young beauties as powerful queens.

Carried out in collaboration with costume designer Nephi Garcia, or “Design Daddy,” the photo shoot features models dressed as beloved Disney characters. To make the subjects appear as authentic as possible, each one is dressed in her persona's signature garments—whether it be a mermaid tail or a ballroom gown—and shown in a recognizable setting, from a rocky seashore to an enchanted forest.

Given the effort and attention to detail that went into each “before” shot, it is no surprise that Ross also went above and beyond with the future-set photos. In fact, he was so dedicated to capturing accurate older likenesses of the princesses that the queens are played by none other than the models' mothers! And, while he notes that the moms were at first hesitant to don the costumes and transform into storybook characters, they quickly warmed up to the idea—and, as expected, ended up having a ball.

You can see more of Ross' stunning photos on his Instagram.

In a magical mother-daughter photo shoot, photographer Tony Ross reimagines Disney princesses as Disney queens.

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Snow White (Model: Amber Arden)

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Snow White (Model: Amber Arden’s mother-in-law Bonnie)

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Ariel (Model: Traci Hines)

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Ariel (Model: Traci’s mom Elizabeth Oden)

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Elena (Model: Richard Schaefer)

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Elena (Model: Richard’s mom Stella Schaefer)

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Mulan (Model: Leslie Nhan)

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Mulan (Model: Leslie’s mom Chi Huynh)

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Belle (Model: Bethanie Garcia)

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Belle (Model: Bethanie’s mom Linda Wadley)

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Cinderella (Model: Lexi Mae Walker)

Disney Queens Disney Princesses Mother-Daughter Photo Shoot Tony Ross

Cinderella (Model: Lexi’s mom Lisa Walker)

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My Modern Met granted permission to use photos by Tony Ross.

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