Let Me Take the Pictures

Dear Moms.  All Moms.

I recently read this article when it came up on a friend’s feed.  If you don’t feel like checking it out, I’ll summarize.  Because it’s something I’ve observed for years.  Something I know is true.  And that is how moms seldom make the picture.  Sure, many of us are almost always constantly there.  We care for our kids, meeting their needs both big and small.  Goodness knows we drive them everywhere, sitting through concerts and recitals and games and practices and tournaments.  We’re up early and we go to bed late because often times there aren’t enough hours in the day to get everything done.

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But for most of us… when was the last time that we were in the pictures?

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If I were to look back through all of my photographs, I would have hundreds and hundreds of pictures with our kids and their awesome dad.  I love and cherish these pictures and these moments.

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But if I were to look for myself in those pictures, like most of us, I’d know that more often than not, I wouldn’t find many because I was the one behind the lens.  Granted, I’m a photographer, but still.

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All that being said, thanks to the forward facing camera (which for some reason usually has less quality) on our iPhones, we do have selfies with our kids.  But moms, knowing all that we do, I’m advocating.  We deserve to have better than a few blurry selfie pics of us with our kids.

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Goodness knows, it’s not easy being a mom.  From carrying our babies, to walking along side of our kids through their teen and adult years, being a mom is not an easy task.

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So this is where I come in.

Dear Moms,

Let me take your pictures.

I’m a professional, it’s what I do.  And if you know me, you know it’s what I love.  Most sessions, even if the moms aren’t prepared, I usually still beg them to jump in for a picture or two, because I know how important it is.  At every stage, we are there and it’s my job to document it with a beautiful portrait or two.

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This concept has been on my heart.  So I’ve come up with a small solution.  I’m offering a deal throughout the Spring, just for moms.

It’s called Mini Session with Mom, and it’s $150 for a thirty minute session with your most prized gifts, your kids.  The sessions are quick.  Because goodness knows, we don’t have a lot of time on our hands.  We can meet up at a park or the beach or even in your home (I love home sessions because you don’t have to drive at all and kids are usually very comfortable in familiar environments).  The $150 covers the session, editing and three beautiful printed 5x7s.  If you love the pictures, additional options are available.  I’ll send you a pricing list when you book your session so you can decide what works best for you.

And most importantly, the focus of the session is to get beautiful memories with your kids right where you’re at.

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Mini Sessions with Mom can be booked through the month of June.  And to be honest, they could also make a great Mother’s Day gift!  Flowers and candy are nice, but pictures last much, much longer.  To book your session, feel free to contact me through email: lauraherr8@gmail.com or Facebook.

Be brave, Moms.  Let’s set a date and capture memories, for ourselves and for our kids so that they have pictures that they will cherish as well.

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lauraherr8

I love Jesus, my Youth Pastor Husband and our two beautiful children. I'm a professional photographer and I love people, especially kids. My best days include time with my family, Hot Yoga and a Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream cone.

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