It’s that time of year. The days are getting longer, the weather is getting warmer… and Mother’s Day is right around the corner! This may have you feeling a bit nervous, especially if you did a great job buying the mom in your life an amazing gift last year. You may be wondering how you’re going to top it! Well, I may have the solution for you. If you’re struggling to come up with an idea for a mom who seems to have it all, or if you’re looking for a gift that’s completely unique and sentimental, a family photo session can be the perfect idea.
Why family portraits make the best gifts for moms Contrary to what you may believe, most moms don’t really wish for material gifts for Mother’s Day. Many would rather spend time with their families, children and grandchildren. This is true for both new mothers and mothers with adult children. We all lead such busy lives these days, and what better gift to give someone than your time? Sure, buying her flowers is a beautiful gesture – but unfortunately, they don’t last very long. Other material gifts can be forgotten down the road. On the other hand, a family photo session is a gift that comes from your heart, and she’ll have the photos to remind her of that forever. Whether you’re celebrating your mom or the mother of your children (or both), consider giving her a meaningful and lasting gift that shows how much you appreciate all that she does throughout the year. Think about it this way: A mother is the nucleus of her family. With this gift, you’ll show her that she’s the center of your lives. You’ll be giving her something that celebrates family, love and the lives that she helped to create. It simply doesn’t get better than that!
You can’t put a price tag on memories Gathering the family together for a fun time in front of the camera is a priceless experience filled with laughter and love. The best part about this gift is that you’ll all get to have some fun. Doing a photo session together will give every family member a chance to take a break from everyday life and busy schedules. At this time of year, when the flowers are blooming and the grass is turning green, outdoor photo sessions can turn out absolutely beautiful. I personally love the beach as a stunning backdrop for family photography. Capturing families laughing and playing together on the shore makes for incredible photos.
When to take family photos for Mother’s Day While some people may want to take photos on the holiday itself, a great idea is to book a family photo session before Mother’s Day. This way, you can present her with a photo album and some framed pictures on her special day. I promise you: she’ll love it! If booking prior to Mother's Day doesn't work for you, presenting mom with a beautiful photo frame and Susan Yates Photography gift card is perfect. This option will give mom time to schedule the perfect day that will work for her.