Mother’s day. Is there ever a better excuse to honor the mothers in our lives? We would like to honor one beautiful mother in Milwaukee and one in San Jose with a custom photo session focusing on her relationship with her children. She will also receive a beautiful gift album and a 16×20 from her session.
Here’s where you all come in: Nominate one mother who you think deserves a mother-and-child (or children) session with me by writing a short essay or even just a paragraph in the comments on this post explaining why you think this woman is a beautiful mother who needs her love captured forever.
While I was working on this project I started thinking about all the mothers I know. In my line of work, that is a whole lot of women! They are as diverse and beautiful as the flowers that decorate America . . .
Some have one treasured child, some have five.
Some work at home as mothers and wives, some work as CEO’s or doctors or teachers.
Some live in mansions, some, apartments.
Some have partners to help them along, some go it alone.
Some are thin and perfect, most worry they’re not.
Some yell at their kids now and then, some never have (yet).
Some are strict and some are lenient.
Some have lost children, most are lucky and don’t know the heartache.
Some moms are no longer with their children, some are lucky to be.
All are beautiful, brilliant and unique.
All are important in the life of her child.
All matter, especially to her children.
All will one day wish she had taken just a few more photos with her children.
Even if she doesn’t feel thin or beautiful or perfect.
Even if she thinks her smile is too big or too small or too crooked.
Even if next year she plans to be thinner or prettier or ready.
Because every single mom I know is beautiful, wonderful and important.
Because every single mom you know should stop fretting about her self image.
Your kids don’t care what you look like, you’re just Mom.
Your kids will only remember how much you loved them when they look at the photos.
And you will better remember this precious time, this precious gift, of being a mom.
Happy Mother’s Day!
*There is only one stipulation. The winner must be willing to sign a full model release, allowing us to use the photos to complete our promotion and share with all of our readers!