I've been thinking this Sleeping Beauty portrait over for a few months, and after five sessions, we finally got the shot I was looking for. My daughter's favorite Disney character, for a long time, was Princess Aurora. But my child hated pink, and wanted the blue version of Sleeping Beauty's dress. So my mother-in-law made this exquisite gown, which has seen a lot of good use. I wanted to take this portrait not only to add to my daughter's collection of character portraits, but also so we would always remember this wonderful, hand-made dress, so lovingly made, even after it no longer fit.