Adorable Baby Photos from a Fairy Tale-Themed Shoot


Photographer Wendi Riggens has been receiving a good deal of attention in social media channels for her recent photo shoot of a 9-month-old girl, Miss Maddie. It was a fairy tale-themed shoot, with Maddie wearing the outfits of characters from famous Disney movies, including Cinderella, Alice, Wendy, and Snow White. The series is titled, “Once Upon a Time.”







Riggens writes,

I never imagined just how incredibly adorable and amazing the images would turn out! She spent weeks and weeks searching for the perfect pieces for the shoot, and we spent two hours the day before setting up sets and discussing strategy. At 9 months old, most babies don’t have an incredibly long attention span, and we knew we would have to work quickly to ensure that Maddie was happy and that we got the shots we wanted.

The day of the session went better than we ever could have planned. Maddie didn’t mind the non-stop clothing changes, and seemed entertained by all the sets! She especially loved the “big bad wolf” and soap bubbles! And then, at the very end, she fell asleep, giving us one last shot to wrap up this perfect session, a shot we hadn’t even planned on and threw together very last minute!

You can find more of the photos that resulted from this shoot over on Riggens’ blog.

Thanks for sending in the tip, Dave!

Image credits: Photographs by Wendi Riggens and used with permission

  • JosephRT

    Just, wow.

  • 3ric15

    These kinds of thing just really make you want to say, “aww!”

  • Adriana Glackin

    Absolutely precious – well done!

  • kiddo

    ugly baby, like most small children… dont understand why people think they are so cute…

  • rtfe

    i like your style

  • Mansgame

    I don’t know you, but I like you.

  • Mansgame

    It’s all about a gimmick. It’s like that Portlandia episode where this talentless band came up with the idea of having a cat be part of their band.

  • Wendi

    It was actually part of the baby’s first year plan, her mom loves fairy tales and we did the session because of that. I blogged it just like I do all of my favorite sessions. Never expected it to be as popular as it is.

  • Wendi

    Thank you!

  • Valentino

    Somebody should teach this person composition. . . don’t waste my time. The first image in the series: the foot is cut off; the babe has something comming out of her head; the basket of apples that SHOULD be part of the image is partly seen, and makes things cluttered that way . . . and this is just for starters. Of all things WEHY post mediocre things on a WEBSITE/BLOG . . . so many other things out there MUCH better than this waste of time crap.

  • Cyndi

    I so have to tweet this one. Incredible shots and the work that went into this! All these pictures are amazing!

  • WTF-has-happened-to-Petapixel

    The lighting is crap, focus is soft, exposure is off, processing is weak, and composition is terrible. Nice idea, poorly executed.

  • Killer

    ….and nobody cares what you think. Petapixel is doing a fine job. Post a link to your work…

  • Jose Pablo Chavez

    gimme me my click back thank you.

  • Mansgame

    “first year plan”? What is she in Harvard? lol Well if you got paid then more power to you but my feeling is that it’s not really anything cutting edge. Just the basic Sears Portrait Studio stuff with different outfits but it gets attention. On Modelmayhem there are thousands of cosplay type pictures of the same fairytales (Alice in Wonderland more than others thanks to the movie) but with grownup girls.

  • budrfly

    and we have to be so negative, because????????????

  • n11

    The little red riding hood one is awesome, so cute.
    Great work!

  • Nicole Fedler-Lepper

    thank you budrfly!

  • Nicole Fedler-Lepper

    I can’t believe the number of people who apparently did not learn from their mothers “If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.” Actually I do believe thats a quoto in Bambi movie as well. And if you don’t like these photos then don’t look at them no one is forcing you to. These photos were never meant for a gimmick and is WAY better than Sears! I feel sorry for the people who have made negative comments sure is sad world we live in when people can’t just post a cute photo and not have it torn appart by others.