Why are Mommy and Me portrait sessions important?
The bond between a mother and her child(ren) is unlike any other, one that can be beautifully captured with a camera. But if you’re anything like me, you’re always the one behind the camera in family photos and hardly ever in them. That's why I hire a professional photographer myself to have my own professional family portraits taken and I attempt to relax and enjoy the portrait session. Traditional Family Portrait session also tend to focus more on the kids and I hardly ever get to capture moments of us being ourselves.
I’ve recently been reminded that life is truly precious and filled with moments we sometimes take for granted. I want to be in more photos with my children and this is why I have come to realize how important Mommy and Me portrait sessions are. Now is the perfect time to capture memories with your children, regardless of where you or your kids are in life.
I want to make this portrait session work for you, so whether you want a few photos with your children, or you simply want some memorable pictures of you and your own mother; I'm here to guide you. This is your chance to get creative and really make a photo session about you and your kids and the special bond that you share.
Bring along anything that will make you all feel comfortable and will help you spend some time together as we do our job. For example, you might want to bring a blanket and some of your daughter’s or son's favorite books so that we can capture your snuggles and story time. Maybe you want to stop and grab some ice-treats with your son or bring along a game that you both enjoy playing. This is all about creating a space where you can enjoy being together so that we can perfectly capture these moments for you.
If you are looking for an alternative to the traditional family portraits, Mommy and Me portraits are ideal. While a family portrait can be a wonderful way to capture those special moments of you and your children through the years, it does require some extra effort to get everyone together and in the same place. A Mommy and Me photo session is easier to style and coordinate. Below is an example of a clothing board for Mom clothing ideas and a daughter. Don't hesitate to contact me if you would like to receive ideas for Mom and your son.
I love the sweet and intimate moments that occur during Mommy and Me portrait sessions. These sessions don’t take very long and will free up your schedule to spend more quality time together. These sessions provide a space where those natural interactions and emotions can play out, resulting in a mini time capsule of your current relationship. You might even want to make this an annual tradition so that you can beautifully document the relationship with your children.
If you would like to schedule your own Mommy and Me portrait session, don't hesitate to contact me via telephone at (571) 250-5073 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Tamieka Smith is a Northern Virginia Family Photographer specializing in family, maternity, and military photography.