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Mia Kelly| “It’s My Party” Balloons Photoshoot

October 9, 2015 jasemine-denise 4 min read 6 Comments

Mia Kelly| “It’s My Party” Balloons Photoshoot

October 9, 2015 Jasemine Denise Photography 4 min read 6 Comments
[vc_row bg_color=””][vc_column][vc_column_text]When I first met Mia, it was in a dive called New Wave and I was in love. We talked about all my favorite things and her energy was un-matchable. Vibrant, pink, and unbelievably awesome. Three… I mean–four words I’d use to describe Mia. So we knew her shoot had to be a mixture of all three things. Truth be told, this shoot was less of a shoot and more a crazy adventure.

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House of Balloons Photoshoot | {Mia D Vine}

Let’s start off right. Who is Mia? 

Mia DVine (2 of 6)Mia is everything you’d expect a model to be. She’s beautiful, she’s energetic, and she’s full of smiles. I mean, if you’ve met her and haven’t smiled from ear-to-ear afterwards… You’re doing it wrong. Her personality is just magnificent. Fun fact, she also used to burlesque dance! She’s just all around amazing. We both have this obsession with the Forever 27 Club, Kurt Cobain and Amy Winehouse. Our first meeting, we spent hours talking about it, squealing about it, and bonding harder than I ever have with almost anyone about it.

I’m getting too ahead of myself. Where was I? Right..

The Adventure Begins..

So, me and my handy dandy assistant for the day arrive at Mia’s place with 180 balloons. (Well, we really walked in with like ten blown up and then spent the next hour blowing up the rest.) Mia offered to help like the amazing human being she is, but I insisted that she instead frolic around the balloon wonderland we’d created for her! Before I knew it, I’d dropped the balloons and started chasing her around.

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So this shoot is going all dandy when suddenly… These balloons just start exploding. Mia and I are are jumping out of our skin and suddenly, we’re surrounded with half of the balloons we started with. A frown graces her features as she looks up at me and goes, “What do we do?” I frown back because to be honest, I have no stinkin’ clue. “How could my first shoot with this awesome model go from fabulous to faaaaa-noooo in less than ten minutes?! What was I gonna do” I’m staring all over the room, when I notice this tattoo on her arm.

Brain Blast!

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What’s a party if it isn’t joyful? Here is this girl in this bikini frolicking around this big empty space. No, she needs air, she needs sunshine, she needs.. JOY! Suddenly, we’re grabbing random things… Balloons, a basin, an umbrella and we’re headed outside! That smile comes back with a vengeance as Mia pushes a cherry sucker into her mouth and plops herself right into the basin! Now we’re talking! Who planted all these sunflowers here? I don’t care, they’re perfect!

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It suddenly occurred to me that Mia had just taught me what it means to be joyous. “This woman is having a party! All smiles and relaxation.” It’s not about how we have to plan this and we have to capture that… It’s about being completely comfortable with the world you’ve created around you. I’ve never seen someone so happy just to be living in the world outside their window. She wasn’t just out there for five minutes either!

The sun went down on this shoot, and there was Mia… Still standing with a smile on her face like a goddess of good vibes.

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It’s her party so the club doesn’t close until she says so! In the meantime you can check out Mia in all her joyous glory on Instagram and Facebook with daily updates on her amazing self! Trust me when I say, it’s worth it!

So what’s your joy?

Let’s hear it! Tell me in the comments below how you express your joy! Surely, it’s not being in your bikini in your backyard full of balloons, sunflowers and cherry lollipops. Everyone’s expression of joy is different!

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    Ginger October 11, 2015 at 6:29 pm

    The photos turned out wonderfully! Genius!

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    Joe Bartell October 11, 2015 at 6:37 pm

    cool pictures

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    Emily Rose Thrasher October 11, 2015 at 8:33 pm

    Wow looks like fun! I find joy in my daughter. Her smile and laugh tickles my soul. Anything involving my daughter’s happiness is extremely joyful for me.

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    Erika October 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

    These are amazing. So compelling!

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    Juliet October 12, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Really cool photoshoot 🙂 Keep up the amazing work.

    Happy Monday!
    x, Juliet

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    B.B. Free December 20, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    You make it look like loads of fun.

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