Mother’s Day is just one week away and this is a great time to start thinking about making photographs that will highlight the special relationship between mothers and their children. In 2017, there are cameras everywhere. The cell phone camera has changed the way that people think about photographs. Spontaneous moments snapped on the phone are fun. Who doesn’t love the occasional selfie? However, life captured intentionally with professional photographs that will grace your home in the form of fine art prints and heirloom albums make for the ultimate Mother’s Day gift.
A generational photo of the women in your family is going to be a treasure for the ages. There are many ways to approach this type of photograph. You can take a more classic and traditional studio photo that will be a family heirloom, or grab a fun candid that shows all kinds of personality and will also stand the test of time for family generations to come. Pinterest is a great source of information and ideas making the best choice of photography session for your family.
Be flexible and creative when you consider the kind of photos you want to capture of mothers and children. Some of my favorite photographs are the unexpected moments between mother and child. You can photograph these moments in a formal setting, however a documentary photograph that catches a special relationship is both meaningful and heartwarming. Explore the faces portfolio on my website to see the different ways to approach a portrait.
Mom’s also truly appreciate photographs of themselves. I find that most of the time it is mothers who take most of the photographs within their families. It is important to take photographs of your own mother whenever you get the chance. Mothers are often busy and hesitant to take photos as they find it difficult to find the time to prepare for a session. Look for unique ways to capture a moment for your mom.
If your mother is a photographer there are many wonderful gifts that can be purchased for her for Mother’s Day. There has never been a time when I haven’t truly enjoyed a piece of photography equipment or a photography experience as a gift.
In the month of May contact me. It is time to get a new photograph of a special mom in your life. Happy Mother’s Day!