After the cherry blossoms and daffodils have gone and just before the begonias are in full bloom, families with children of all ages celebrate Mother’s Day on the second Sunday in May. As both new and returning clients aim to book a Mother’s Day photoshoot, ideas of what to wear and where to go fill my inbox. They’re excited to have the whole family together, and they hope to make the most of it with a memorable photo session. I want to help, so I remind them that the best Mother’s Day photoshoot ideas come naturally when we go outside, let go and, most importantly, let kids be kids.
As I’ve written many times before, there’s something moving and poignant about how moms connect with their families and their kids. Most of the time, I take photo sessions outside to create an environment that’s conducive to spontaneous playtime and joyous family time that’s free of props and coached smiles and awkward poses in the studio. Whether we play by the flower beds in your backyard or meet at an expansive field of wildflowers in a public park, when you let go of how it should look and simply be with your kids, I can capture that real bond that connects you and your family.
Beyond my preference for candid outdoor photo sessions to get the best shots, I want to share Mother’s Day photoshoot ideas to remind mothers. It’s about feeling comfortable and having a great time together. I tell my moms to wear comfortable clothing that’s complementary to the colours that we may be finding in your backyard or at the park. I emphasize to self-conscious moms that it isn’t about how you look, it’s about how your child will want to remember you. No body shaming is allowed. So we’ll take a few deep breath, and we’ll capture moments that’ll make your kids proud one day.
May 10 is the big day—your kids are growing up so fast—and it’s time to capture special moments together to make memories that’ll last a lifetime. Contact me to book today.