One of the most common things we hear from moms, and a feeling that is shared by the moms on the Portraits that Move team, is that we never seem to have enough time.
Moms are so busy making moments, or trying to document them, that we lose the opportunity to enjoy them. We lose the chance to live these moments with our children and our families.
This Mother's Day, speaking for all of us on the team, and I venture to say, for all moms, the one thing we want, is more time.
We want five extra minutes in the morning to sit down and talk about the coming day - or even one extra minute to give our precious children a goodbye hug.
We want more time to listen to their stories, more time to share our own, at the end of the day.
All day, every day, it seems like we are grabbing for that extra minute, one more second to breathe in the life that we are creating - to look at our children and really see them for the wonderful, unique people they are, for the gifts they are to us and to the world.
So, this Mother's Day, I invite you to take an extra moment. Take five minutes to look and to listen to your children, to celebrate them and to celebrate you. Put down the camera, shut off the phone, and savor five minutes of quiet observation, of reflection and stillness. Take it all in, and allow yourself a moment to be grateful for your life, for our lives, as mothers.
Leave the Documenting to Portraits that Move
The Portraits that Move filmmakers understand that moments matter, and all of the moms who help make those moments possible matter.
In honor of Mother's Day, our gift to you is 20% off a Signature Portrait.
Book a Portrait from now until the end of May 2017 and get 20% off when you mention the code MOM2017.
It's the perfect Mother's Day gift - extra time with your children, preserved on film.