A Georgia photographer made her 2-year-old son’s birthday memorable by turning him into a mini “Fresh Prince.”
On April 14, Neshaszda Wright of Neshaszda Z Photography filmed a video of her son, Princeton Wright, dressed as Will Smith’s character from “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” and helped him reenact the show’s intro. She shared the video on Facebook on April 15, which was Princeton’s second birthday.
In his reenactment, little Princeton channels Smith by getting into trouble with some spray paint, shooting some hoops (with a toddler-sized basketball) and catching a cab after his mom, adorably played by Wright’s niece, sends him away.
Wright told HuffPost she came up with the idea six months before Princeton’s birthday.
“As I was approaching his big day I wanted to think of something fun and unique to do that matched his name and bingo!” she said. “A light bulb went off and I said, ‘Let’s do ‘The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air!’”
To make sure Princeton looked like (fresh) royalty, she mimicked Smith’s outfit from the show’s intro and bought a green striped T-shirt and blue shorts from Walmart and a yellow hat from Michael’s.
Wright said that during the video shoot, Princeton was having “the time of his life.”
“He loves taking pictures and videos so he was in his element,” she said. “In the first scene when he was spinning in the chair he was having a blast spinning around in the sun. In the second scene when he was spray painting the paper, he really enjoyed that because he really enjoys drawing.”
He especially enjoyed riding in the taxi for the end of the video.
Wright said she would love for the video, which has been viewed more than 1 million times on Wright’s Facebook profile, to make it to “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.” She also has one other person in mind whom she hopes will see the video.
“Hopefully one day Will Smith will see this video and know that his legacy still lives on,” she said.
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