Celebrating Mums - photography ideas
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.
Organise a photo shoot
A 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. 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.
To discuss your family photography ideas please contact Kathryn