It would be hard to find a little girl who's never wanted to be a Disney princess. Or any princess for that matter. Unfortunately, our media is not very inclusive and the majority of iconic princesses in children's movies and books fit a very stiff mold that not all children can relate to. But as our society is becoming more progressive, so is the media and art. Hairstylist LaChanda Gatson decided to redefine the image of a traditional princess in a stunning photoshoot that showcases elegant, colorful and brave African American princesses.

Regis and Kahran, the duo behind CreativeSoul Photography, produced a series of 14 photographs showcasing princesses with "[their] own dash of style, culture and swag". Bored Panda reached out to the photographer duo and they provided a brief explanation behind the project. "The princess series was created by hairstylist LaChanda Gatson and child photographers CreativeSoul Photography," they explained how this project was a collaboration between creative minds.

"The goal is to inspire more girls around the world to start seeing themselves as regal princesses," the photographers explained. We could definitely spot some similarities with the iconic Disney princesses so we decided to guess which ones they might represent! Although we might've been wrong in guessing which princess from the photoshoot might be related to a Disney princess, so let us know in the comments if you think otherwise! Scroll down and see the stunning princesses for yourself. Or, if you like the artistic photographs so much you wish you could frame them on the wall, you can snag a print or two by clicking here.

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Princess Rapunzel

Princess Rapunzel

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BRIGITTE ONSERIO
Community Member
1 month ago

u slaying girl

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#2

Princess Jasmine

Princess Jasmine

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Avery S Alberico
Community Member
1 month ago

this is cute

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The photographers also revealed that people's response has been great so far! "The social media response has been amazing with currently over 75,000 reshares on our Facebook post and several other pages," they told us.

Regis and Kahran see themselves as artists "obsessed with unique, visual storytelling". The two connected over their passion for photography and capturing precious moments. From that, their loves stemmed and the couple "fell head over heels in love with one another" and eventually it resulted in them creating CreativeSoul Photography.

They've been in the game for over 7 years now and have worked with hundreds of children, families and brands to create stunning visual tales. Their "holistic approach to capturing one-of-a-kind moments has allowed their work to be featured in Essence magazine, Munaluchi Bride, MochaKid magazine, on The Real daytime talk show, on the OWN network, and more."

#3

Princess Tiana

Princess Tiana

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
Community Member
1 month ago

lol she looks royal, like a queen not a princess

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#4

Princess Cinderella

Princess Cinderella

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Brian Mulrine
Community Member
1 month ago

She looks like she could cut you, if needed.

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#5

Princess Pocahontas

Princess Pocahontas

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Cold Contagious
Community Member
1 month ago

I have this nagging question in my head, would Pocahontas wear pounds and pounds of jewelry especially if she still filled the same roll as a guide among other things? I have to say that I think not. Sure I expect the fundamental change to make the "princesses" unique individuals, but there are still too much jewelry and the crown is waayyy over the top here. Other than that, she is beautiful.

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#6

Princess Nala

Princess Nala

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Eva Woolridge
Community Member
1 month ago

This is GORGEOUS

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#7

Princess Elsa

Princess Elsa

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Kaseylulu
Community Member
1 month ago

This is my favorite, I want to see HER movie!

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#8

Princess Moana

Princess Moana

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
Community Member
1 month ago

She is so beautiful and I love the dress!

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#9

Princess Snow White

Princess Snow White

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How Terribly Unfortunate
Community Member
1 month ago

I like how the apple is golden.

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#10

Princess Anna

Princess Anna

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Bean59
Community Member
1 month ago

ok, that is just awesome

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#11

Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty)

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Bean59
Community Member
1 month ago

she look so pretty!

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#12

Princess Shuri

Princess Shuri

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Bean59
Community Member
1 month ago

I LOVE that they included her,she's my favorite. WAKANDA FOREVER!!!

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#13

Princess Belle

Princess Belle

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mr. stark i don't feel so good
Community Member
1 month ago

lol when's this movie coming out

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#14

Princess Ariel

Princess Ariel

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Mary Popps
Community Member
1 month ago

She reminds me of the Queen of hearts

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