As any typical '90's kid, to say I'm obsessed with Disney is an understatement. So when given the opportunity to work with NeuNeu Cosplay and photograph her gorgeous Belle cosplay I jumped at the chance! NeuNeu Cosplay is a Seattle based cosplayer, their recent focus on Sci-fi, Fantasy, and Sailor Moon. This elaborate and handmade outfit is based off of the original design created by Hannah Alexander Artwork, an art nouveau take on the classic Belle.
This photo shoot was a fun adventure and we enjoyed exploring these gorgeous locations and made me all the more realize how fortunate I am to live in an area as diverse as Seattle. We first went to the main library at the University of Washington, taking advantage of the huge stone staircases, columns, and grand reading room, which was a perfect setting for our bookish princess.
Next we visited the rose garden at the local zoo, catching the last bit of the season's roses. NeuNeu Cosplay (visit her instagram here!) wanted to showcase her cosplay against the green gardens, capturing a classic art style for the photographs. In the library, I brought in the purples and yellows from the new Beauty and the Beast movie, and in the gardens brought in as much light and softness as possible. Working with a client that has a vision in mind was exciting for me, challenging me to marry my style with that vision, resulting in what I feel is my best photo shoot to date.