A young girl who was diagnosed with cancer did the sweetest photo shoot dressed as her favorite Disney princesses to brighten her spirits:
Those magical photos — featuring Arianna as Snow White fromSnow White and the Seven Dwarfs, Belle from Beauty and the Beast, Elsa fromFrozen and Merida from Brave— were all thanks to photographer Ashley Richer, who has been donating themed photo shoots to children with cancer since 2018.
Richer says the idea first came to her after her son's best friend Lia passed away from the disease in 2017.
"She lost her battle right before she turned two. And after that, I just knew I had to do something like, what can I do to help these kids when they're sick?" she recalls. "I decided to do what I know best, which is creating magic from a camera."
"It wasn't until I started doing these sessions that realized that this was exactly what I was meant to do," Richer adds. "Just make other people's lives better by something so simple as taking a photo and then just being creative with it."
Eventually, a client of hers told her about Arianna, who was diagnosed with an advanced form of kidney cancer earlier this year.
Once Richer heard about Arianna's story, she knew she had to help the little girl. After getting in touch with Ryan and finding out which princesses were Arianna's favorites, Richer bought the outfits and then planned the magical photo shoot.
This story is so sweet. You must see the photos.