Last week I spent an afternoon cleaning out an old chest full of photographs and memorabilia. Although I dreaded the task, once I started going through all the old memories; family photographs, my kids’ artwork, and other pieces of the past, I fell into a state of nostalgic euphoria. I found myself reliving the fond memories of the past, when my kids were small.
My kids are grown now and living outside the house. I couldn’t be prouder of who they have become. When they were small, I couldn’t imagine ever having them leave the nest. But as the years went on, I saw how much they had matured and grown into strong, young adults. Luckily for me, I have tons of photos of them when they were growing up. In the 90’s we took photos with film. Once the pictures were developed, I immediately placed them in albums and kept separate ones for each child and for the family photos.
One thing I noticed was that I was missing in many of the family photos. I took a lot of photos of my kids when they were growing up, but I am hardly in any of them because I was always the one who took the photos. The photo to the left was taken with my son in 1994 when he was just 6 years old.I did not know how much I meant to my son, until one day he came home from school with the artwork shown. Never again, did I omit myself from my family photos.
I do not want this to happen to you, so I started a “Celebrate Mothers Project” at Lightscapes Portrait Studio in Duluth. It will be held on April 12, 14, and 16.
What is Celebrate Mothers?
It is a Photography Session where I create beautiful photographs of a busy mom and her children, so she can look back when her children have grown and not regret that she was always behind the camera.The imagery is mixed with her hand-written words answering, “what do you want to remember most about your children at the age they are right now?” And the words or drawings of her children answering, “what do you love most about your mom?
Heartwarming photos of you with your kids aren’t frivolous – they’re a necessity.
Because to them? You’re too indispensable to be omitted from their past.
Learn more about Celebrate Mothers and how you can become a part of this exciting project.