NYC Real Disney Princesses in Huffington Post Portraits of Working Disney Princesses New York City NYC Portrait Photography Mamiya RZ67 camera
NYC Real Disney Princesses in Huffington Post Portraits of Working Disney Princesses New York City NYC Portrait Photography Mamiya RZ67 camera

Prisclla Frank of Huffington Post wrote an nice article about my story on real Disney princesses, originally photographed for Refinery29.

Below is an excerpt. Read the full article here.

““I think Cinderella might be there,” my mom whispered while suiting me up for a friend’s birthday party.

My 4-year-old self was giddy with excitement that, despite her normal routine as a two-dimensional cartoon character, Cinderella was going to transform herself into a full-fledged human being for a single afternoon. I don’t remember exactly how this Cinderella in the flesh looked ― whether she was naturally blond or donning a wig, if she chose to wear glass slippers or opted for more practical sneakers. All I remember is the untarnished awe I felt in her presence. She was the real deal.

Who are the real-life women who spend their work days in a bedazzled tiara, making little kids cry happy tears for around $60 to $80 an hour? Photographer Brian Shumway documented five such princess impersonators in and around New York City.”