It’s no secret that I love having daughters. Despite the occasional hormone attacks, it’s been a joyous ride. While Gianna and I share an avid love for theater and the arts, Mia and I share an equal love for fashion. I wouldn’t be surprised if Mia turns to blogging one day too! At the young age of 7, she enjoys clothes and pairs pieces together impeccably. Her daily outfits are a priority and she takes pride in the way she looks. She never leaves the house without her accessories either. Mommy taught her well.
I thought a mommy/Mia photo session would be a great way for us to bond and get some alone time together. I think one on one time is crucial. It gives them a chance to individually express themselves and get my undivided attention.
When Mia takes pictures, she doesn’t mess around! A hair salon appointment is crucial and details are key. With this particular session, I wanted to portray a boho/vacation vibe on a budget. I strive hard to find quality, yet affordable and practical pieces. My goal was to prove that more expensive doesn’t always mean better. Everything I purchased for the shoot was under $100.
I am a firm believer that accessories and slight details are a game changer. This beautiful floral crown made by the talented Tayva Couture totally enhanced my vision and completed the look. I even opted to include a hat for some extra flair too.
With a styled shoot, there’s more to consider than just wardrobe. Another key component is hair. Go all out ladies. Get a blowout or a pretty braid. I promise it will take your pictures from a 7 to a 10! It also gives the photographer more to work with. Teeze Hair Design always exceeds my expectations. She is so creative. Mia and I felt confident and camera ready thanks to her talented creations.
Lastly, once you have established your theme and your clothes are intact, scope out locations that will evoke your vision and bring it to life. I usually rely on my photographer for this one! Ruffles and Trains Photography, nailed it again. The lake at sunset was surreal. We were instantly transported to a warm beach surrounded by palm trees. These images and this location are giving me all the vacation vibes . Realistically, we were walking the dock of a lake in Wayne, New Jersey. The mood was so magical, however, we were lost in the moment.
These images conjure up many emotions. Happiness, gratitude, joy, and even a little bit of sadness comes to mind. My little baby is maturing before my eyes. Her missing teeth are proof. I wish I could freeze these moments. At least I will have memories and photographs to look back on and cherish for eternity. Let me help you achieve the same!
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