Family

Nobody does dress-ups like this 7-year-old and her mum

This adorable mother-daughter duo won the game before we even knew we were playing...

By Katie Skelly
Camilla Courts Disney Dress Up

Forget the squinting in the sun, open-your-eyes-on-the-count-of-three photos we are all unfortunately familiar with, because this mother-daughter duo have the art of the family album down pat.

Photographer Camilla Courts and her darling daughter Layla are the dream team guaranteed to make your cute dress-up snaps suddenly look like a hot mess with their almost uncanny Disney depictions.

Why didn't our childhood photos look this good?
Why didn't our childhood photos look this good?

The pair, who began recreating picture-perfect scenes from childhood films in 2014, have managed to turn their sweet method of bonding into a social media empire, followed by almost 35,000 people in just a few short years.

With Cinderella, Rapunzel, Sleeping Beauty, Alice in Wonderland and Tinkerbell all in the duo’s sartorial line-up, it seems there’s no look they can’t pull off.

This Rapunzel's look is giving us #HairGoals.
This Rapunzel's look is giving us #HairGoals.

But of all the many characters she’s portrayed, playing The Little Mermaid's Ariel beside her mum as villian Ursula was her favourite; it meant the two were together in front of the lens for a change.

“Every once in a while I like to get in on the fun, and I think being the villain is way more fun than wearing the crown,” Camilla tells The Huffington Post.

“It’s really very special and even if she wanted to quit tomorrow, I will look back on how much fun we had playing dress-up,” Camilla tells the publication.
“It’s really very special and even if she wanted to quit tomorrow, I will look back on how much fun we had playing dress-up,” Camilla tells the publication.

Camilla, who usually snaps her magical portraits where they live in British Columbia, Canada, says the experience has done wonders for her daughter’s confidence.

“She’s a very shy child, and I see her light up when she gets into costume,” she says. “She’s gained a lot of confidence since we started the project and has really come out of her shell."

“It’s been truly magical.”

What do you think of Camilla's amazing work? Let us know by leaving a comment on our Facebook page!

Belle of the ball.
Belle of the ball.