It started with an idea.
An ideal idea: the perfect Mother’s Day.
What would delight a mother’s heart? What would she treasure most on that day?
Time. She would want time in bed, time to look beautiful, time with her family, time being showered with love, time to be celebrated, time to not worry about time.
Being a mother is inherently selfless; one is always giving oneself up for all those special people in her life… but every so often, it is so wonderful to just give Mom a huge “thank you”.
And of course, Mom always wants some precious photos of her babies, so why not incorporate a family photo shoot throughout the day? I wanted to see Mom in all her wonder: soft but happy colours, literally a flower that is a wonder.
I imagined soft colours, a cool morning and lots of fresh white hues. I imagined the smell of fresh baking ruminating through the house, sun streaking through the windows on a perfect morning, the sounds of children busy at work to make her day extra special.
It was a whole day affair, but Mom is worth it, no? I loved seeing the kids get all excited about a fancy breakfast, about opening gifts, about showering Mom with kisses and spreading excitement around. That is what it’s all about! Sure, gifts are lovely (and welcome!) but they are only icing on the cake. It’s time Mom really wants: to bottle it up and preserve it, to capture a moment of it and savour it as long as she can.
Check out my mother’s day Mini-Sessions, the perfect gift for Mom this year.
cake: Buttercream Couture
jewelry: Caroline Calvert Couture
breakfast tray: Yellow Honey House
diaper: Little Monkey Diaper Store
flowers: All Thymes Florist
wrapped gifts: Essential Packaging
card: A Paper Life
Location: Favourite Things grounds
make-up: Ashlee Marcela
Mom’s Nighty: DKNY
Kids jammies: Joe Fresh
Baby diaper: AMP
Kids Clothes: Old Navy