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When we took Disney princess photos around Salt Lake City, Eva had a great time but she immediately started asking when we would be taking Frozen photos. And she kept asking. And asking. And asking.
Eva’s costume collection is epic and I love taking photos of her when she’s dressed up. She’s so into the characters at this age, so putting on a costume totally changes her little personality. When she’s Princess Anna, she’s feisty and jumpy and she never holds still. As Queen Elsa, she stands a little taller, walks a little more slowly, and constantly uses her hands to “do the magic”. Since the characters are so different, I decided we needed to do two totally separate locations for each. We took Princess Anna up to Silver Lake for a little hike, sparkly shoes and all, and then we headed out to the Bonneville Salt Flats, flooded from a fresh rain fall, for Queen Elsa.
These photo sessions are my favorite. I love the trash-the-dress feel to them, like we’re doing something crazy by bringing the costumes out when it isn’t Halloween. Eva was so delighted when I let her get into the salty water in her Elsa gown (and glass slippers!). Play clothes are play clothes, right? I mean, it’s one thing to be the snow queen at home in your living room, but outside under the moonlight with nothing but blue for miles? Perfect.