Well Mother’s Day is just around the corner and many people out there will be trying to think of something to buy for Mother’s Day that is a bit more exciting than the usual flowers or chocolates or perfume. Not that we Mums are AT ALL ungrateful for any of these gifts (digs self out of hole!!) but sometimes its nice to get something a little different. People may be trying to think of a present for their own Mums or perhaps they are looking for a gift for their wife, girlfriend or partner from a small child that is not capable of doing the shopping on his/her own quite yet. A Gift voucher for a family portrait session or baby session could be the ideal gift. I don’t know of a mother that wouldn’t want beautiful pictures of her children and family – or indeed any Grandmother that wouldn’t want this sort of gift. It could be a great chance to get all the grandchildren together ? or pictures of cousins together perhaps ? I often do sessions for extended families so do feel free to get in touch to discuss.
Its wonderful to get some fabulous children portraits or newborn baby pictures or pictures of teenagers as a gift for Mum but its important to remember that children love pictures of themselves WITH their Mum in the picture. In my experience – and I’m guilty of this myself – Mums will come up with any number of reasons NOT to be in the photograph with the children … I’ve put on weight; I need to get my hair done; I look a mess today; I haven’t done my makeup; I hate myself in photographs; I’m not photogenic; I haven’t lost the baby weight yet .. and the list goes on and on and on ….. Forget all those things (because after all these days we have photoshop on our side and there is no shame in a bit of subtle retouching – its good enough for the supermodels!) and have a picture with your lovely children. You will treasure the picture and MORE IMPORTANTLY in the future, when they look back on the picture, your children will treasure it too ……….
As someone who spends her time behind the camera – its important for me to remember to take time to go in front of the camera so that my little girl will have memories of us together when she was small. I’m lucky to have lots of wonderful photographer friends that can do the honours for me like in the photo below (taken by the lovely Carole Kelly of CK Photography) but for all of you then a gift voucher from Siobhan Murphy Photography could be the answer. Vouchers can be purchased starting at £60 and include the session fee and a mounted image of your choice as part of the gift. You can purchase to higher sums to put towards other products. More information on my website.
So come on get all those fabulous beautiful Mums a precious gift that will last a lifetime ……… (after all those chocolates will be gone faster than you can say Mother’s Day)