A few days ago I posted an image of a quote "A mothers love is like a flower; each one beautiful and unique." It's so true too. Photographing moms with their babies is probably one of my top favorite subjects (grandparents with their grandchildren or multi generations is def my number one favorite).
It just seems some how moms are always taking pictures because they see the value of capturing the moment so they're behind the camera or they're behind the scenes all together making sure everything runs smoothly.
Whenever I book children sessions any of the people that come in for photos of their children(any age) can attest I throw them in at least 1 or 2 photos regardless of what they're wearing or how they look. Sometimes i'll get a bit of hesitation but over all it always ends up being the favorite photo from the session and by far the most important one.
Too many moms go undocumented and unseen because they didn't do their hair that day, they've gained a little weight or they don't like what they wore. They didn't dress to have their picture taken or they look a little tired.
Mom's! Hear me out!! Your kids need YOU in their pictures. They love you, they think you're wonderful and beautiful. I don't know for you but for me? I don't look at my mothers pictures and see messy hair and cellulite and your babies won't either. They don't care if your hair is a mess and they don't care if your clothes are business casual or yoga pants. They just want YOU.
You, mom, the one that is everywhere in their young lives.
You're at school plays, field trips, birthday parties, halloween costumes and trick or treating. You are up late wrapping gifts for Christmas, you're hiding easter baskets, you're the tooth fairy and you're thanksgiving meals. The list is endless!
You have a hand in most everything in your babies lives and yet you have very few photos with them.
Someday we won’t be here — and it's scary because we don’t know if that someday is tomorrow or sixty years from now. Regardless of when that moment is your kids deserve pictures with you!
You're not a perfect person but you're perfectly a mother to your babies. I fully trust that God picked you for a reason to be the mother of your children, fur children, future children or children that you love as if they're yours.
So when I shared my quote with a photo giveaway for moms my whole goal is to get you, the love of your children's lives, in the photo. I want them to see how much you are there for them and how your arms look wrapped around them in a hug with a big smile on their face because they'll feel how loved they are.
The photo shoot giveaway had almost 80 entries. WOW! I'm so honored that so many people would trust me to photograph you with your babies.
Several mommas stating that they hadn't had photos done with their kids in years. YEARS?!
I know each and every one of you would love to get photos with your children. While i'd love to gift each of you a session that's just not feasible right now. However, I can offer a discounted session to all that entered or nominated someone else. After entering the post into an online comment picker the winner of the photo session giveaway was Elizabeth Nicole.
To all the rest that entered the post I have written your names down. If you'd like to book a Mothers Day session with me I will drop your session fee to 125.00(regularly 185).
The session will be covered with one digital included but the remainder of the digitals and prints would need to be purchased. If you're interested please contact me at [email protected] to set up your session.
I look forward to getting YOU in front of the camera with your babies!