Photographer Transforms 3-Year-Old Daughter Into Wonder Woman in $1,500 Photoshoot

Child's Dream To Become Wonder Woman Turned Reality

What kid doesn't want to be a superhero? When 3-year-old Nellee shared her dream to become Wonder Woman with her father Josh Rossi, the commercial photographer didn't just head to the nearest Halloween aisle—he created an entire photoshoot. Spending $1,500 on a custom, hand-made, leather Wonder Woman costume and props, Rossi pulled out all the stop to make his child's dream become a reality.

As the Wonder Woman film won't be released until the summer, Rossi had only the trailer to work off of for inspiration. Nellee and her mom put in hours studying the video and 1970s television show in order to perfect Wonder Woman's moves and facial expressions. The shoot itself took a day, with a full Justice League team on hand to help Nellee get into position, especially for a flying scene, which in the final image shows her soaring above an apocalyptic landscape. For many of the images Rossi relied on composite shooting, photographing several body parts individually to create one final image in post production.

The end result is a series of eight images that transport Nellee into the world of Wonder Woman. Now she just needs a shoot with Gal Gadot. See more finished and behind the scenes images below, as well as a short video detailing the making of the adventure.

Nellee's costume was created by McGrew's Studios in Salt Lake City.

Custom Hand-Made Leather Wonder Woman Costume

Three Year Old Transforms Into Wonder Woman

A combination of simple Photoshop effects and complex compositing were used to achieve the final look.

Commercial Photographer Does Wonder Woman Photoshoot For Daughter

Wonder Woman Photoshoot For Toddler

Toddler Transported Into The World Of Wonder Woman

Custom Photoshoot For Child Who Dreams To Be Wonder Woman

Commercial Photography Of Toddler Turned Wonder Woman

Process Of Editing Wonder Woman Photoshoot For Three Year Old

Three Year Old Wonder Woman Soars Over Apocalyptic Landscape

Toddler Embodies Wonder Woman

Three Year Old's Dream To Be Wonder Woman Becomes Reality

The most difficult shot required several people helping Nellee into position, with her mom working as her “acting coach.”

Behind The Scenes Of Commercial Photoshoot For Toddler

Wonder Woman Commercial Photo Shoot Of Three Year Old

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All images via Josh Rossi.

Jessica Stewart

Jessica Stewart is a Staff Editor and Digital Media Specialist for My Modern Met, as well as a curator and art historian. Since 2020, she is also one of the co-hosts of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. She earned her MA in Renaissance Studies from University College London and now lives in Rome, Italy. She cultivated expertise in street art which led to the purchase of her photographic archive by the Treccani Italian Encyclopedia in 2014. When she’s not spending time with her three dogs, she also manages the studio of a successful street artist. In 2013, she authored the book 'Street Art Stories Roma' and most recently contributed to 'Crossroads: A Glimpse Into the Life of Alice Pasquini'. You can follow her adventures online at @romephotoblog.
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