Thank you all so much for your entries. I loved reading each and every one of them. We really are all amazing moms!
…and the winner is… Courtney! Congrats!
I can’t wait for this year’s mini sessions when I get to see all of you amazing moms and your minis :). I’ve only had photos done with Ava twice and I cherish them so much!
For this year’s Mother’s Day all I really wanted was a really nice photo of my mom, my sister, her son, myself, and my daughter. You’d think everyone would be into it, right? Since I’m a photographer and all, but here’s what happened: My mom had one of those super white sunscreens on and refused to wear make-up. She says I can just photoshop it ;). My sister was 2 hours late which gave us exactly 80 seconds to take the photo in front of her house before getting in the car to leave for church. By this time, it was 11 am which means the sun is not in the most ideal location photowise and we couldn’t use the spot I had picked out. In those two hours we were waiting I had to convince my daughter to take her princess dress off twice, give up the goggles she was playing with and finally she showed up with a hanger which was the hardest to part with. I had just swapped the hanger for flowers when my sister showed up and we had just enough time to take three frames in between me begging my sister and my nephew to take their sunglasses off. My sister finally obliged for one of the photos, the one photo my daughter is not looking at the camera. Yes, I could photoshop it as my mom would suggest, but in the end, I love this photo because it’s real, it’s us, and there’s a story behind it. The story of my family. I did photoshop the white sunscreen. After all, it’s Mother’s Day and that’s a pretty small request after everything she’s done for me :).
I tell you all of this because I want you to know that when you come to the session and you are feeling a little bit frazzled, I understand. I know that most of the family is not as much into it as you are, but I just wanted to let you know that it is almost ALWAYS the case. You are not alone! The good news is that we can still always get incredible photos. So take a deep breath and have fun. Afterwards EVERYONE loves to see the photos and will enjoy them even more year after year. And the fact that you put the effort into recording your family’s story makes you an amazing mom!