Princess Aurora was born to King Stefan and Queen Leah. This is the girl that was cursed by Maleficent on her Christening Day. On her 16th birthday she would prick her finger from a spindle and would die but was saved by one of the fairies and instead would sleep for all eternity until she is awakened by true love’s kiss. I loved that Elle Fanning was chosen to play her in the movie Maleficent opposite Angelina Jolie.
** check out our Maleficent shoot
For our last Princess of our Disney inspired editorial we chose Ms. Sarah Blades to be Aurora. She is an amazing ballerina and it was such a surprise that she was actually from Maryland. We wanted someone to have the same look as Elle Fanning; sweet, innocent and youthful and Sarah was perfect.