This “tale as old as time” received a endearing twist for a special Valentine’s Day present.
Commercial photographer and photoshop aficionado Josh Rossi decided to give his 3-year-old daughter, Nellee Rossi, a unique picture of one of her favorite Disney movies, “Beauty and the Beast.” Rossi traveled to Europe — stopping at three castles, five cities and small provincial villages — to capture the scenes to depict the movie.
“The story of ‘Beauty and The Beast’ has such an amazing message of true love and being accepted that I wanted to recreate the scenes with my daughter,” Rossi wrote on his blog. “I also wanted to create something my daughter would have forever that showed the fun relationship and the love I have for her.”
“I also wanted to create something my daughter would have forever that showed the fun relationship and the love I have for her.” — Josh Rossi, photographer
On Valentine’s Day, Josh Rossi gifted Nellee a picture of the two together: Nellee was dressed in the iconic yellow ballgown as Belle and Josh dressed as her prince. Josh’s wife, Roxana, ordered the gown from Ella Dynae Designs for the shoot.
For the picture Josh Rossi gave Nellee on Valentine’s Day, he shot at the Nymphenburg Palace in Germany during the day despite needing a nighttime image.
“One of the hardest things in photoshop is changing time of day,” Josh Rossi wrote on his blog. “The only time that one of the castles was open was in the day. I needed a night time shot which would have been impossible so I had to improvise. After having all of the tiny windows cut out in Photoshop and replacing the chandeliers, I had to do some Photoshop magic to make it look like it was night time.”
Rossi is a Utah-based photographer who has done work for Adobe, Lindsey Stirling, The Piano Guys and more.
Nellee Rossi has already portrayed Wonder Woman, Little Red Riding Hood and Disney’s Mulan for her father.
See all the “Beauty and the Beast photos from the shoot at fulltimephotographer.com.