A SUPER HERO TURNS 3!

AJ turned 3 this past August….and as every year before – it was time to capture my new little 3-year old – in all of his glory.  I also wanted to capture a reflection of what he loves and is into at this moment…and right now, its all about superheroes and being a “big boy.” He will even tell you… “I’m the Man.”

In similar fashion to Bobbi’s 4th Princess Diaries Shoot, we incorporated his favorite superheroes (a mix between the Incredible Hulk and Super Man.)  And we got him all dressed up looking like a mini GQ model in his light blue suit.  Here are a few of my faves from the day.  Thanks to Erica Rodriquez for always being down for my ideas…even shooting him in full costume in the middle of the day at the metro mover.  And Toni Lowe definitely nailed the looks.

Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog

Wait…you thought Bobbi Elle was not gonna crash the party??? Ha! NOT!
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog
Super hero Photo Shoot; One Balanced Mama Blog

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PHOTO SHOOT FIT FOR A PRINCESS; BOBBI TURNS 4

This is a very late post…like 8 months late…crazy how this year is almost over and I’m sharing photos from a February shoot…but this is too good to let it go by any longer…When Bobbi turned 4 – she was all into her Disney princesses!  She wanted a princess party, a princess themed bedroom, all of the princess dresses – you see where I’m going here.  So it just made sense that for her 4th birthday shoot – we captured the love of her princesses and fairy tales.

Linking up with Erica Melissa for another photo session – I knew we were going to capture some beauties…we shot her in her element reading books and being in front of the mirror…as well as being in some of her favorite princess dresses.

Here are some of my faves!

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Bobbi has a rack of princess dresses…and like every little girl..playing dress up is one of her fave past times. I found this cute clothing rack on Amazon!
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Because every sweet princess has a silly side!
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Brave, courageous, free-spirited and adventurous…all describe Princess Merida + Princess Bobbi

 

 

MOTHER’S DAY PHOTO SHOOT

Mother’s Day has taken on new meaning for me. For years, I used to stay in bed, eat Ben and Jerry’s Phish Food ice cream….and just cry – mourning the death of my own mother. While it has gotten easier over the last 14 years – last year, I found myself in that same position. Weird how the emotions ebb and flow over the years. But the reality is that my life has greater meaning now that I am a mother…and that has made facing this day a little easier.  I treasure the relationship that I have with my sister and her kids on another level because I know that we are a reflection of my mother’s love and life.

So that led me to ask one of my fave photographers – Erica Rodriquez to meet me at Greynolds Park to capture mommy moments doing one of our favorite things..us all hanging out together. I wanted to do it with my sister in celebration of Mother’s Day.  Even though I take lots of photos of my kids – I’ve never done this…and it was a special time for us. It was a gorgeous day at the park. The sun was shining so beautifully…you can see the sunrays in lots of our photos. When I first saw it…I knew then that it was my mother shining her light on us in approval of the moms we are today.

Sharing a few of my favorite pics from our day.

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This is us! Me and my two babies and my step-son Khari…My sister and her two girls and son. We come as a package deal.

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Mothers Day Shoot One Balanced Mama
Mothers Day Shoot One Balanced Mama
Mothers Day Shoot One Balanced Mama

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AJ and his silly smiles…cracks me up!

Mothers Day Shoot One Balanced Mama

FAMILY CHRISTMAS PHOTO SHOOT UNVEIL!

It’s the most wonderful time...yes – it’s our annual family Christmas photo shoot unveil!! I take a gazillion pictures of my kids…I can’t help it, and I make no apologies for it.  Their faces change on a daily – and scrolling thru my 20k+ photos on my iPhone proves that!  But I really love when we do our professional family photo shoot.  I enjoy coming up with themes and ideas – or stealing ideas on Pinterest. 🙂

I look forward to seeing my kids and family personalities play out in front of the camera, and it’s always that moment to officially get us in the holiday spirit.

This year – we wanted to capture some nice family shots – but to also focus on the fun of the holidays!  I loved our prison line up shot – and the kids are the perfect age to pull off the naughty looks.  We ended up with 300 amazing photos so it was hard to narrow it down to about 20.  These are just a few of my highlights.  Special thanks to Toni Lowe for styling us as only she knows how…and Erica Melissa for always capturing our best moments.

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one balanced mama family christmas shoot
one balanced mama family christmas shoot
one balanced mama family christmas shoot
one balanced mama family christmas shoot
one balanced mama family christmas shoot
one balanced mama family christmas shoot
one balanced mama family christmas shoot