mother's day gift ideas / by Ashley Brown

By far, the time of year in which we sell the most gift certificates is Mother's Day. I'm always surprised at the number of thoughtful dads who come to us seeking a creative, unique gift that mom (and kids) will cherish for years to come. A gift certificate for a portrait session allows mom to be involved in the planning and execution of the session, but still gives her a surprise to open on Mother's Day. These certificates are available in any denomination over $95 (or, we can simply note that it is redeemable for a simply childhood or signature portrait session), and never expire.

We are excited to offer another option, new this year, for mom. Our photography workshops... available in both one-on-one and small group formats... are a perfect gift for the mom who has a new DSLR and the desire to learn some skills, tips and tricks for photographing her little ones on a daily basis. It is truly an invaluable gift to be able to capture all of those not-so-little every day moments in which you can't have a photographer present for.

Gift certificates for sessions and for our photography workshops are customized with your names and message, and are presented as a mounted 5x7 card, packaged in a silver envelope with a ribbon. We can always do last minute emailed gift certificates, but in order to ensure timely pre-Mother's Day delivery of a printed certificate, please be sure to contact us by Monday, 5/6. Send an email to and we'll be happy to answer any questions and help you in selecting the perfect gift for mom!