Photographer Karen Marie of Belly Beautiful Portraits has always had a knack for staging some of the sweetest professional newborn pictures our eyes have ever seen. Between her adorable Disney princess-inspired projects and a Disney villain photo shoot even Maleficent would get a kick out of, it's clear Karen's creativity is always flowing. Although we love all things Disney, we absolutely swooned when we first saw her recent Prince-inspired shoot, which is the perfect ode to the High Priest of Pop.
"I was so excited about doing this Prince shoot," Karen told POPSUGAR. "Prince's music has a special meaning to me and has fostered a huge bond between me and my dear friend and associate photographer, Sammy. We even have matching Prince Symbol tattoos! The musical genius of Prince — who he was, his work ethic, and his strive for perfection — moves me, drives me, and reminds me of my direction. His creativity as an artist and countless amazing songs inspire me and enrich my heart."
In fact, Karen admits she often looks back on a pivotal point in Prince's career fondly. "If you've ever seen his NFL halftime show in the rain, then you know it's a must-see," she explained. "We had been planning this photo shoot for some time to honor him on the anniversary of his passing. Our little model was perfect and the shoot couldn't have been better." Scroll through to get a look at the sweetest little Prince you ever did see!