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Celebrating Gloucestershire Mums - Cotswold photography ideas

Capturing lasting Photographic memories from the stunning Cotswolds

Mothering Sunday, despite its yearly occurrence, always manages to surprise me. Every year I leave it a bit too late and have to resort to the typical fail-safe of a ‘world’s best mum’ mug that I got whilst in a mad panic. Hardly the best way to communicate my appreciation, I know. However, my struggle with mother’s day is not just remembering when it is, it is also the difficulty of trying to relate such deep feelings of thankfulness through a gift. If you, like me, have struggled to know what to buy your mum in the past for mother’s day, and this year are struggling equally as much to think of what to give, then just continue reading. Below I have gathered together a useful list of personal and thoughtful potential mother’s day gifts, so that this year, for once, we can be organised and give our mothers a gift they deserve. I may be a highly organised Gloucestershire Wedding photographer but come mothers Day I fall into the same category as everyone else and need a helping hand!

Organise a photo shoot

A Cotswold photo shoot is a great way for just you and your mum to bond. Or, if you prefer, you could opt for a family photo, including more than just you two. Either way you’re sure to have fun together, whilst making some beautiful memories in the form of photographs.

‘Capture this moment’ offer great family photoshoots, which can be tailored to you and so the photos can be taken in a place of personal significance, remember although we are based in Gloucestershire we’re able to travel further afield to ensure you get a great photography experience. Another photoshoot alternative is to organise a personal photoshoot for just your mum and maybe go preparation pampering beforehand to really spoil your mum. If you fear that you do not have time now to arrange a photoshoot, you could book the photoshoot for after mother’s day or buy a voucher, which can be redeemed later on at a convenient time.

Create a photo album

With a host of great online photo album creators this gift is exceptionally easy to make, although handmade photo albums, with the nostalgia and timelessness are also great to make. Handmade photo albums take a little more time but the time and effort that you put into creating them is definitely communicated through this gift. 

Create a Photo collage

This requires you to gather new and old photographs of your mother and make a collage with them using either PVA glue or Modpodge. This can then be framed and is a great way to gather lots of memories into one physical piece. A nice touch is to add small labels next to photographs of inside jokes, descriptions of the moment or sections of conversation remembered from that time. Another option of how to make a photo collage is to make it online, which gives the gift a more polished appearance.

Get a personalised mug printed-

A very upgraded version of our usual present; this present is easy to make online, not very expensive and a great present from children. A more creative version of this gift is to take a photo of a childhood drawing you did of your mum or if you’re helping either your son, daughter or sibling with their mother’s day present a picture they have drawn themselves, and get this printed onto the mug.

Mum and me photography, Forest of Dean

To discuss your family photography ideas please contact Kathryn remember I an not only a Gloucestershire Wedding Photographer, as well as being able to travel to Photograph Weddings further afield i'm also able to photograph many other events including School Photography!


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