Once upon a time... Two photographers in Houston, Texas captured the beauty of five expecting mothers in a truly magical way.
Photographers Vic and Marie Luna believe that, "pregnancy is and will always be one of the most special and unique times in any woman’s life. It brings out every emotion known to mankind," according to their website. "From Happiness, and Fear. To Wonder, and Hope. We fall in love with this little being from the moment you find out."
Disney's new remake of Beauty and the Beast inspired the photographers to combine the magic of pregnancy, with the magic of some of their favorite Disney princesses.
The photography couple captured breathtaking photos of the soon-to-be mothers at Newman's Castle. All five women wore form-fitting gowns that were inspired by the various Disney princesses they were meant to portray.
The women dressed as princess Tiana, Snow White, Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine for the shoot. The shoot also included props to help enhance the classic fairytale stories we all know and love.
"My favorite part (of the shoot) was all of my girls in the group shot laughing," Marie said. "It made me feel like I was at Disney with the princesses (but grown up!)"
The shoot embodied the true magic that is pregnancy, and captured it in a new, enchanting way.
...And they lived happily ever after.