The Little Mermaid is another famous fairytale that Disney recreated in 1989 but the story was originally written by Hans Christian Andersen. It is a story about a young mermaid who gave up her life at sea to be able to fall in love with a human Prince. She gave up her voice for a pair of human legs. Then she has 3 days to win the heart of the Prince. This is probably my ultimate favorite Disney Princess. For this shoot we wanted to capture Ariel in our own element. What Ariel would look like in person.
When we first met Deirdre Barnes with her flaming red hair we knew right then and there that she would be perfect as Ariel. She was one of the people that inspired us to do this Disney editorial of villains and princesses. Deirdre is one of the top dancers in LA. She is also a part of the group The Aqualillies.