That’s a wrap on the Princess Series for 2107.

I started the Princess Series with my daughter, Danica when she was 3 years old. We had a lot of fun finding the outfits, styling the hair, and she enjoyed playing each princess. We completed this 15 part series the first day we had snow so we could finish up with Queen Elsa . I have enjoyed this process and the creativity that came with styling 15 different shoots.  The feedback I got on this series was amazing. Thank you to everyone who took the time to comment, to share your thoughts, support and encouragement. It is appreciated more than you can imagine.

So here I present, the completed 15 part Princess Series.

 I image I will make a book of it, for us to look back on for many years to come. Originally my plan was to print the images and make a collage. Back then I didn’t realize I was doing 15 installments of this series. (LOL)

Thanks so much for following along. Please feel free to share these images.

The Princess Series

Model- Danica

Photographer&Toddler Stylist- Tracy Cook

Snow White

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Belle 

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Ariel

Merida

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Cinderella

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Tinkerbelle

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Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)

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Jasmine 

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Rapunzel 

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Sleeping Beauty

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Pocahontas

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Princess Leia

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Queen Elsa

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Laundry Day for the little Princess

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Princess Series Part 12- Sleeping Beauty (Briar Rose)

As one of the most patriarchal Prince saves Princess stories, Sleeping Beauty doesn’t have much to offer in terms of female empowerment.  I used to be fully against, and horrified at the messages of stories such as this. This project has taught me a few things. Take what applies to you, discard what doesn’t, and discuss what conflicts with your world view.

And did anyone else think that the three good fairies were really in control of almost everything? Disney missed a fabulous opportunity to play up the fact that Flora, Fauna and Merryweather controlled a HUGE amount of the decisions and actions in the movie, and drove the plot in many ways !  Three strong women, snuck in, and took over in the shadow of the main characters !

So as a feminist, raising a Princess loving 3 year old, we’ll have fun with the clothes and beautiful tiaras, and discuss the messages of such fairy tales.

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Princess Series Part 11- Rapunzel

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“Rapunzel, Rapunzel, let down your hair to me. Immediately the hair fell down and the king’s son climbed up. At first Rapunzel was terribly frightened when a man, such as her eyes had never yet beheld, came to her; but the king’s son began to talk to her quite like a friend.”

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“Live your dreams”

and

“Venture out of  your comfort zone. The rewards are worth it”

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A love letter to Waterton.

You know when a good friend goes through something rough, or traumatic, you make a special effort to go see them to show your support and give them a great big hug.

That’s exactly what we did with our recent visit to Waterton after the devastating fires. We made the trip from Edmonton to show our support and check in.

There is clearly devistation, it’s a gift from the heavens that no homes, businesses or lives were lost. The trees will sprout again, the vegitation will recover, the animals are returning and people are visiting.

This is our trip to Waterton, two weeks after the Kenow fires.

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A mix of burnt brush, glorious spring colours and majestic mountains that still stand proud.

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Burnt up to,  but thankfully not the Prince of Wales Hotel

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and devastation.

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But we have lots of hope and love for Waterton. We know once the roads are opened up to the public to Red Rock Canyon and Cameron Lake, we may feel sadness and overwhelmed at the yet to be seen devastation. untitled-8921But, no lives were lost, animals are returning, Waterton is strong and beautiful, and it will always be a special wonderful place for our family.

 

Princess Series- Part 9- Canadian “Princess” Anne of Green Gables.

Now, grant me some creative leniency here, #9 in this series is a bit of a departure from the princesses already done. Meet Anne Shirley, better known as Anne of Green Gables from the FAMOUS Lucy Maude Montgomery Series.  So technically not a princess, but for my purposes, we are going to go ahead and call her

CANADIAN ROYALTY

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