We asked Click Pros to show us their favorite photo of their mom and the results will melt your heart. These pro photographers didn’t share images of perfect smiles or extraordinary actions. They shared photos of real moms having real moments with their children. Isn’t that honesty and humanity what we’re all trying to capture in every photo we take?
So, happy Mother’s Day, photo mamas! We hope you get out there and get in the frame today. Because one day, your kids will want photos like these of you.
“I love this photo and keep it in my office where I can see it everyday. It reminds me that the pictures I take for families are not just for the parents, but also for the children to enjoy someday as well. I can feel how much I love my mother and how much she loves me in this image, and that’s something I try to do for every family I work with: Show them how loved they are.” — Kara Chappell
“My mom loved dolls, and this is her very special Toni doll — the last one she purchased as a kid, with money she had saved. When she was a girl, whenever my grandmother would make her a dress, she would make a matching one for her Toni doll. Here, my mom is showing my daughter her Toni doll for the first time. It’s like you can see her spinning down memory lane back to her own childhood.” — Gretchen Yost
“What I love about this 1962 image of my mom and myself is seeing her smile with absolute love for me. I know when I look at my own daughter I feel the exact same way. My dad was creative with the camera even back then and I love the old black-and-white film images he created.” — Kathy Roberts
“I’m so thankful I captured this moment 20 years ago between my first-born, Tess, then age 4, and my mom. For my mom, touch is important: She loves to cuddle, snuggle, hug, kiss, hold hands. Both my girls are grown up now, and my mother is nearly 76. When she greets her grandchildren, she still has the tightest hugs and biggest kisses to offer them.” — Melissa Bissell