Let’s be honest, how many of us have a professional portrait with our children? Or with our own mother? Timeless portraits with those we love are something that many of us would love to have but for various reasons, we don’t. Here are some of the most common reasons that I hear:
- I’m too busy
- I don’t want my ‘imperfections’ to show on camera
- I prefer to be the one taking the photos
- They’ve already left home/I live too far from my mother
- It’s too expensive
- I’ve got lots of good photos on my phone already
I’ve just done an amazing Mother-Daughter photo shoot with the lovely Dana and her daughters and want to show you their gorgeous portraits. I hope that after seeing them you’ll want to have some like them for yourself too. Keep scrolling for my answers to the excuses given above (that I myself have also used, ahem, but at least I’m honest).
A photo shoot with me takes 2 hours, 3 hours if you include the makeover. OK, the planning and preparation take time and lots of thought. Dana and I spent time looking through her wardrobe and deciding what she wanted to wear. But it’s worth it to make sure that you get portraits that you love. Totally worth the short time to get timeless photos that you and your children will cherish for a lifetime.
Your children don’t even see them and they love you for the person you are in your soul. You are their mother, the center of their world and the person that they always call first. You are the most beautiful woman in their eyes and one day they will look for photos of you. If you are feeling self-conscious during your shoot, don’t worry. It’s my job to direct you in posing and expression so that you look your absolute best!
I do too. But I have come to realize that I am missing from many of my children’s tangible life memories. Birthdays, Christmases, important events, just because I want to take the picture myself, for myself. Or to make a scrapbook of my kids. But what about your children? They will want pictures of you. Be part of the picture and let someone else take photos of you!
Many of us live miles away from our children or our mothers. But I’m sure that most of us get the opportunity to see them occasionally, if they are still with us. You are a unique and important part of this world, and so are your relationships. If any of your close family have already passed away, you will know the value of having photos of them. Make time to book a photo shoot and capture you together next time you see them.
How can you put a value on beautiful Mother-Daughter portraits, captured when you were all experiencing an amazing photoshoot together? My session fee is only $200 and there is no minimum order requirement. So if you only want a handful of pictures that’s what you order. I give you your beautiful prints and you get the digital file included too so you can reprint, share with your loved ones or post online. Think about how much you spend on clothes, meals out or decor and plants for your home. They will not last but your portraits will become heirlooms. Totally worth it!
Do you see those photos as treasures that will be passed down from generation to generation? Are you in them with your children? Can they be printed and enlarged beautifully? Will you really, actually print them? If yes, then maybe you don’t need professional photos taken. But remember this: one day, photos of you will be amongst your child’s most prized possessions.
After the shoot Dana said, “Thank you so much Amber! The girls and I had such a great time. I love our photos so much. I’m really happy to have such beautiful photographs of us especially since the girls change so much everyday. I know I’ll treasure these and the moments you captured forever. Such a great idea – I’m so happy we did this! ❤️”
Be part of the picture and create some timeless mother-daughter photos that will become treasures for you, your children and their children. Call me on 612-479-3454 to book your session now.
Hair and makeup for all photos by Bianca Wolney
Since I wrote this I have moved back to Europe. I’m now based in Founex, Switzerland, located between Geneva and Lausanne. I serve all clients in the area of La Cote and beyond. Among other places this includes Founex, Commugny, Coppet, Celigny, Crans, Nyon. Prangins, Cheserex, Gingins, Trelex, Begnins, Gland, Rolle, Allaman, Aubonne, Chavannes-de-Bogis, Bogis-Bossey, Mies, Tannay, Grand Saconnex, Versoix, Chambesy, and over the France border into Divonne and the surrounding French towns.