Princess Grace has been growing up before my eyes. When I first met Grace she was 6, and she came to me for a Glitter Session. I've since seen Grace as a fairy, and had the honor of doing photos for her birthdays too. This year Grace turned 9, and for her birthday session Grace wanted to be a real princess. We are lucky to have an actual real castle right here in Napa county. Castello di Amorosa is a winery in St. Helena that is built as a medieval castle. The stones were actually moved here from Italy! It makes the most magical backdrop for a princess photo session.
Princess Grace had so much fun dancing her way along the grounds of the castle. Dance is her passion, and it shows in her graceful movement. Grace is wearing a dress from Anna Triant Couture. Anna Triant is a talented designer who crafts the most exquisite high fashion gowns for children. The skirt of this gown was the lightest and softest silk, with layers of fluffy tulle underneath. It moved like the wind. Anna has been generous enough to provide many of her gowns on a rental basis. So if you only need something special for one photoshoot, or one event, you can share in a piece of the gown and then send it back. I've rented from her several times for my own daughters. Though I will forewarn you, often the little girls do not want to send them back!
For this year's photo session Princess Grace brought with a special guest, the Little Price. It was so nice to get a few sibling photos too! They now have a beautiful canvas in their home commemorating the young royals. This Napa Valley castle also has a lot of animals running around, which is especially fun for the kiddos. We saw sheep, and chickens walking around. Even peacocks wandering through the vineyards.
Children are only young and full of imagination for a short window of their life. It is my biggest pleasure and honor to capture the magic of childhood for families. That said, I am pretty sure if you asked me if I wanted to dress up as a princess and have my photo taken at a castle, I would not turn you down.