This dad literally turned his daughter into Belle from Beauty and the Beast

Josh Rossi Beauty and the Beast daughter Nellee

by Eden-Olivia Lord |
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Every little girls dream is to become a princess and one dad actually made it happen for his daughter.

Photographer Josh Rossi, travelled around Europe to make his three-year-old daughter Nellee's dreams come true. As a Valentine's Day present he took photos in different castles and ballrooms to recreate photos from Disney's movie Beauty and the Beast.

It took Josh a week to travel to five cities and three castles to get the shots he needed for the Beauty and the Beast photo series. He teased his Instagram followers before Valentine's day and posted a sneak peek of one of the photos. Alongside the photo he wrote: Here's a sneak peak of my series that goes live tomorrow for Valentine's Day!

"Flew to Milan, Florence, Swiss alps, Munich and Schwangau Germany to get the backgrounds needed. Can't wait to show my daughter what I created for her!"

Josh Rossi Beauty and the Beast photographer
Josh posted a series of photos as Belle and the Beast (Credit: Instagram / joshrossiphoto) ©Instagram / joshrossiphoto

On his website Full Time Photographer he revealed why he chose the Disney movie: "The story of Beauty and The Beast has such an amazing message of true love and being accepted that I wanted to recreate the scenes with my daughter.

"I also wanted to create something my daughter would have forever that showed the fun relationship and the love I have for her."

Josh Rossi Beauty and the Beast photographer
Josh recreated the infamous dance between Belle and the Beast (Credit: Instagram / joshrossiphoto) ©Instagram / joshrossiphoto

How lovely!

The photographer also revealed Nellee loved dressing up as Belle: "[Her] favourite part about the photoshoot was putting on her yellow dress, dancing with The Best (me) then taking the photos.

"When I surprised her with the big print of us dancing she was so excited and kept jumping up and down."

He also posted a photo of his daughter as Belle and the clock. On Instagram he wrote: "Nellee running away from the beast. I found a perfect clock inside one of the castles to use as Cogsworth! It dates back to around the 1700's."

Josh Rossi Beauty and the Beast
What an incredible Valentine's Day present for his three-year-old daughter (Credit: Instagram / joshrossiphoto) ©Instagram / joshrossiphoto

You can watch Josh and Nellee on their shoot below.

We can't wait for the new Beauty and the Beast live action movie to come out. We'll see Emma Watson play Belle, Celine Dion return to sing the original song for the movie and because the beast is being played by a human we don't feel so bad about fancying him.

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