A maternity photographer from Rio de Janeiro knows how truly magical pregnancy can be. Vanessa Firme started having moms-to-be dress up in princess gowns for their photo shoots. Instead of dancing at the ball, these princesses are heavily pregnant, living their happily ever after with their prince.
Firme, started the themed shoots after a woman approached her about doing a Beauty and the Beast themed shoot to honor her daughter, Bela.
“I thought how magical it would be for her when she saw her own mother dressed as the princess,” Firme told Good Morning America.
Firme said, “People loved it and we decided to make more princesses. These photos tell mothers that they can all be whoever they want to be. It shows what happens after happily ever after.”
She added more princesses to her portfolio and branched out to shoot other characters, such as Maleficent, Wonder Woman, and Fiona from Shrek.
Firme also began incorporating Disney magic into her newborn shoots as well, featuring princess moms and their royal babies.
Visit Firme’s Instagram to see more photos.
All photos courtesy of Vanessa Firme