By Jack Williams
This doting teenager is a real-life Prince Charming, surprising his younger sister with a complete Disney princess photo shoot.
In the display of absolute brotherly love, 13-year-old Anthony Angel even dressed up as a prince himself, while 5-year-old Belle wore a glowing Snow White gown.
Captured in front of a beautiful estate setting, Anthony got down on one knee, gazed up at his sister on a balcony, and was even lucky enough to receive a thank you kiss on the cheek.
The pair – from Cincinnati, Ohio, USA – were shot by their mother, Christina, who works as a fine art children’s photographer with her company, Paint The Sky Photography.
The idea came to Anthony while his mother, a self-confessed Disneyphile, was looking through a cosplay website for costumes for herself.
Anthony asked Christina if she would mind purchasing him a Prince Charming costume so that he could arrange an uplifting shoot with his sister – who, according to Christina, has quite a collection of princess dresses.
Christina, 32, said: “The only one she didn’t have was Snow White, so he set up the shoot with my help, dressed up as a prince, and presented Belle with a Snow White gown.
“She was elated.
“She did the typical 5 year old gasp-squeal with her hands on her mouth when she saw him.”
The images have so far received thousands of positive comments on social media, with Christina initially uploading them in the hope that a few of her family might share them.
Viewers praised the display of brotherly love – something the mother hopes will help boost the spirits of Anthony, who, Christina admits, struggles with depression.
She hopes that the images can be a positive sign in the fight against the disorder.
Christina said: “To see him go out of his way to organize something like this was a huge point of pride.
“People who get depressed don’t usually go out of their way to put things like this together for other people, but she is special to him.
“He committed to it 100 percent, and we actually had to push the shoot back two days after he got his costume because he told me he forgot he needed white gloves.
“”I was incredibly proud of my son for putting this together for her.