It was three days before Father's Day and I was brainstorming ideas for the photo shoot. My husband really likes Star Wars and I thought it would be cool to somehow incorporate that into the pictures, but I was running out of time. Princess Leia came to mind because of her iconic hair. That's when I realized... Princess Leia's father is Darth Vader. How adorable would it be to do an "I Heart Vader" sign instead of the letters? Then I got the idea to draw a picture of Darth Vader instead and just let the hubby infer the rest. Genius!
So, of course, I had to come up with a Princess Leia outfit, FAST! I ended up cutting and sewing the dress out of a pillowcase. I made the wig from some velcro, felt, and yarn. Check out the tutorial here.
Once I had the outfit, I just needed to take some pictures. The great thing about a photo shoot of this nature is that all the focus is on the theme. So it's adorable no matter what. Baby won't look at the camera? No problem. Can't get a smile? So what. All she wants to do is suck her thumb? Nothing cuter than a baby Princess Leia sucking her thumb. I was golden.
I used a chalk pen to draw out the letter "I" on a small chalkboard.