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How We Can Celebrate Mother’s Day, Everyday

Mother’s Day dates back to the 19th century, when women’s pacifist groups sought to establish holidays in favor of peace. Since its humble beginnings initiated by Anna Jarvis and John Wanamaker on May 10, 1908 in a small church in West Virginia, Mother’s Day has grown to be the third largest retail holiday in the United States. Though flowers, greeting cards and a trip to her favorite brunch spot can’t repay our moms for their love and sacrifice, it might be a good start!

For all the tears they have wiped away, scraped knees they have kissed and days they have brightened, mothers deserve all our gratitude. Here’s to the mothers who hold homes and childhoods together, whose presence can calm a storm and whose unwavering love is there even in times of profound struggle.

It has been our pleasure to celebrate the love of mothers as they guide their family through every milestone.

The intimacy between mother and child during pregnancy is incomparable. Expecting her second baby, Christi allowed us to share in that bond during a small shoot in our Decatur studio. It’s true what they say: expecting mothers really do glow.

Mothers and daughters are known for their one-of-a-kind friendships and it is clear to see Braschelle and her daughter are on their way to forming a lifelong bond.  They spent the afternoon at our fun and lively outdoor studio to capture this precious age in life – where children are growing in their independence and personality – but still need their mother every step of the way.

Capturing the commitment of faith for young girls and boys during their Bar/Bat Mitzvah season is one of my greatest joys as a photographer. Watching mothers plan and coordinate every stunning detail is such a display of maternal commitment.  Daisy Gould’s fun in the sun Bat Mitzvah celebration was a hit – with a family lunch at the Farmhouse followed by a pool party at a private residence at Serenbe with her closest friends.

It is especially rewarding to see mothers incorporate a child’s passion at the much anticipated Mitzvah party, as Sherrie did for her daughter, Lucy. Her celebration was held at Villa Christina with an art theme.  Sherrie hired a professional artist to participate and create one-of-a-kind pieces for every guest.

Emotional moments we capture between mother and son are priceless.  The love on Stacey Hydrick’s face as she prepared for her son, Adam, to embark on his Bar Mitzvah rehearsal is worth more than a thousand words.

And then, our strong, brilliant, nurturing mothers have to let go and watch their own son or daughter take the first steps in starting their new life as a married couple. Olivia and John wed in the North Georgia mountains in an intimate ceremony. The bride’s mother was by her side with a spirit of eternal love that only a mother knows.  From the very beginning of their journey into motherhood, mothers are there – empowering their sons and daughters to grow into their best selves. To all mothers: thank you.

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