I’ve written plenty of times before about how important I think it is for moms to be in the photograph – like here, here and here.
If you’re anything like me, you’re probably not in a lot of your family’s photographs. It’s not that I actively choose not to be in the photographs… it just sort of happens. From the moment our littles are born so much of our lives, and our photographs, become about them – their milestones, successes and, of course, happiness.
I do make an effort to be in the photograph. I’ll hand over my camera when we’re out somewhere… albeit with a million instructions about how to focus and actually take the photo… and we have a session with a professional photographer every year. And yet it still seems I’m not in the photograph that often. Are you?
And what about your own mother?
How often is she in the photograph?
And do you have an amazing photograph of you and your mom together?
We – all of us – are not getting any younger. My mom is in good health and I’m hoping to have her here for at least another 40 years so I don’t want to make this sound like a now or never thing. But really…. what better time is there than now, when both of you are looking great and feeling healthy.
A portrait with your mother today? It will be treasured every bit as much as the photographs of you and her when you were a babe.
I photographed a family not too long ago with two grown children. Amazing family. They love each other so much and they really value all their photographs as well. The session was actually a gift from the kids, arranged by the daughter, because she knows how much they love photographs and hadn’t had a great one all together in a while.
One of the portraits they selected for their home was a beautiful close-up of the mom and daughter together. Unless I’m asked, I usually keep pretty quiet about my favourites during a viewing appointment. But I think I would have had a hard time keeping my mouth shut if they hadn’t kept that one around in the narrowing down process.
Because I knew, even once their children got married and grandkids came into the picture, that one photograph of the two of them together would be treasured.
What about you? Do you have a great photograph with your mom?
Mother’s Day is just a month away and – whether it’s with me in the studio, during a moment together during an extended family portrait session or even on Mother’s Day at your house when you hand over the camera to one of your family members – make sure you get a photograph with your mom this Mother’s Day.
And, if your mom is anything like mine, she has everything she needs. Give her the gift of a beautiful portrait of the two of you together. Not only will she cherish it, you will too.
This year I have a studio day booked with mothers in mind. It’ll be the weekend after Mother’s Day so you can gift the session to your mom and still have some time to decide on outfits together. Or, just in case you want to forward this article along to someone in your life, in the hopes that you’ll be gifted a session as well.
I invite you to join me Saturday May 23rd in my Vancouver studio space for a meaningful portrait with your mother that will bring you joy for years to come. Contact the studio today to reserve your spot and we’ll make sure you have a beautifully packaged certificate to gift your mother on Mother’s Day.