What Some Of Your Favorite Disney Princesses Would Look Like As Queens

"The main idea was to portray the relationship between a true mother and daughter as the same princesses a generation apart."

From drawing what they'd look like if they'd gone to Hogwarts, to picturing them as new moms, to showcasing them with different cultural backgrounds, we've already seen tons of artists reimagine the lives of Disney characters. But have you ever imagined what your favorite Disney Princess would look like as she became decades older? This photography project might just give you an idea. 

Designer Nephi Garcia, who we've previously featured for the elaborate Disney costumes he's created for his kids, teamed up with photographer Tony Ross to create a photo series that imagines what Disney Princesses would look like if they grew up. 

"After the idea was pitched to me [by Nephi], the main idea was to portray the relationship between a true mother and daughter as the same princesses a generation apart to show the similarities, the features that are alike," Ross told A Plus. "We initially had many different princesses in mind that we wanted to shoot, and Nephi designed paired dresses that resembled the youth, vibrancy, and life for the daughter, and a much more royal and elegant toned dress for the mother." 

Then, the pair reached out to friends to be models, found locations, and set up the photo shoot. The older versions of the princesses were modeled by the younger women's real-life mothers or mothers-in-law. The result was a series of photos that shows age is just a number. The older versions of these "princesses" are just as stunning as the younger counterparts. 

The purpose of the project was to bring together mothers and daughters for a fun, magical photo shoot as part of a Mother's Day tribute. The series is bound to delight Disney fans, but hopefully, it'll also remind them that their own mothers were once young women with big hopes, dreams, and challenges. Maybe they too encountered a villain or two in their stories. Perhaps it'll encourage them to ask their mom about their own past magical experiences. 

"I hope others can appreciate the time they have with not only their mothers, but fathers, brothers, and sisters, both by blood or step, and also their friends and partners, that each and every person, most prominently their parents, have such an impact on the development and growth of a child, and that selfless love from such a human being that many of us are more than fortunate to be blessed with is something not to be taken for granted," Ross said.  

You can check out photos from the series below:



1. Ariel

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Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross

2. Belle

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Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross

3. Cinderella

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Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross

4. Snow White

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Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross


5. Mulan

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Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross

6. Elena

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Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross
Courtesy of Tony Ross

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