Last year mother’s day was approaching and stores as always were filled with mom gifts to celebrate the occasion. World’s best mom coffee mugs, soaps and chocolates adorned the shelves and windows. And although I love chocolate I knew there was one thing I really wanted and it was mother and child portraits. The photos we took are my favourite pictures of me and my kids and I will treasure them forever. This year I will be offering mommy and me minis again! Follow this link to subscribe. Subscribers get first choice of session times.
Who are Mother and child portrait sessions for?
Mother and child photos are so special to me. It’s a perfect excuse to get mom into the photo and an opportunity to get special photos of moms with their babies. Mommy & me sessions aren’t just for moms with young children and babies. It doesn’t matter how old your children are, they are always your babies. Moms want photos of their children no matter their age and I welcome moms and their adult children to come in and take some special photos together.
Mother and child portrait sessions are similar to family photos with a few key differences. These portraits are to capture and celebrate the special bond between a mother and her child or children. Mommy & me portraits will feature mom with all of her children and mom with each child individually.
The traditional style portrait has a dark backdrop and dramatic lighting. I have always been drawn to traditional and emotive portraits and that is what I aim to capture for you.
What should I wear?
There are so many different types of mommy and me styles and many ways you can approach your session. Lifestyle photos tend to have bohemian and summer dresses while fine art portraits are formal gowns and elaborate dresses. I love all the different styles and I think they can all look beautiful. My suggestion is to wear something that makes you feel beautiful. Your outfit does not need to be expensive, you could opt for a simple black top or simple black dress which can be found at H&M for under 40$. You won’t need shoes for your session but if you would like to wear shoes please bring clean unworn new shoes. Please do not bring your outside shoes into the studio. Here is another post on what to wear.
Are these full sessions?
Mother’s day portraits are run much like holiday mini sessions. Each session is 20 minutes long and will focus on getting a few beautiful images of mom with her babies. Your selected images will be hand edited with a traditional feel. My aim is for you to leave with images you will print big and display on your walls not only share on your social media profiles. These mini sessions are a great way to update your portraits annually. If you would like portraits of your children individually or if you want to include dad I offer children’s portrait sessions year round. Please read this post about preparing for a mini session.
Fine Art Prints
Getting photos taken of you with your family is so important but we can’t stop there. Photos are meant to be printed and shared with the friends and family in our life. Fine art prints are a lasting keepsake and family legacy (I wrote a blog about photographs as legacy here) in a physical form that will be handed down through generations. These stunning prints are created using fine art paper that has a 300 year archival quality which is a museum grade quality. These gorgeous prints have a deep velvety quality which is realistic and reminiscent of a painting or pastel drawing. The rich colours and deep blacks are far superior to anything you could have printed by your local drug store. The prints are mounted on thick white mat board that is heavy and solid in structure. Matting adds beauty but also adds strength to your prints which will prolong their lifespan and enhance their archival properties. Fine art prints, metal prints and other products are available to purchase after your session.