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The Gibbons Family

The Gibbons Family

Every mother is special and deserves WAY more recognition and praise for the amazing work they do on a daily basis. Motherhood is the most valuable, precious job in the world. Without it, human civilization would literally cease to exist. So when we did our Mother's Day Mini Session Giveaway this year, we prayed that it would go to a couple of extra-deserving moms and that would be truly blessed by having pictures of them and their kids during this special season of life.

So when we (our youngest, Titus, may have helped) picked a name out of a hat, we were thrilled to learn that Mary Gibbons and her SEVEN children were one of our winners! We were so excited to meet her and her amazing kids. As we said earlier, every mother is special but a mother of seven kids is like a real life Wonder Woman...although we're pretty sure Wonder Woman didn't have any kids, so basically what we're saying is that Mary is more wonderful than Wonder Woman! Sadly, they don't make comic books for moms...but they should for this amazing mom! She was so patient and full of grace and she was truly inspiring. As parents of three kids, we truly admired her poise and gentle spirit during our shoot. Shoots can be stressful sometimes, especially with little ones, and she was calm, collected, and looked absolutely gorgeous the whole time. Thanks for being an awesome mom Mary! We were honored to take photos of such an exemplary woman, wife, and mother!

Mother's Day Mini Session Giveaway!

Mother's Day Mini Session Giveaway!

We've said it before, and we're about to say it again: Mothers need get in front of the camera. We've seen it happen far too many times during our photo shoots. Mom's are the ones brushing hair, making sure collars are straight, and licking their fingers to wipe a bit of dirt off of children's faces. More often than not, mothers are the ones standing behind the camera, telling everyone to smile, while making goofy noises, and silly faces to try and coax those "real" smiles.

We understand, photo shoots can be slightly stressful affairs. We do our best to calm everyone's nerves over the course of the session, but that still doesn't take away the urge to get that "perfect" shot. And too often we see that mom misses out on that perfect shot, because she's too busy serving the rest of the family. Mothers are the most selfless human beings on the planet. They spend every waking moment serving and sacrificing for someone else, and a lot of times, photo shoot day is no different.

That's why every year we try and give back, just a little bit, to the funny faced, goofy sounding, face licking moms out there and this year is no exception! On Sunday May 1st, we are donating a free Mother's Day mini session to a couple amazing moms. We want to give the mom or She doesn't have to be "super-mom", because, well, in our humble opinions, every mom is "super-mom." Every mom deserves at least one day a year (preferably more than one!) to be treasured, cherished, and served like she does every other day of the year. If you know a mom who you feel needs a little extra recognition and appreciation, then head on over to our Facebook page, share our Mother's Day mini session giveaway post, and nominate someone in a comment! If you are selected as our winner, the nominee and the amazing mom you nominate will receive a free Mother's Day mini session! And when you're done doing that, go hug your mom and tell her she's awesome!

Mothers deserve a little extra love.

Mothers deserve a little extra love.

Moms. Everybody's got one. And yet, despite their ubiquitous nature, we should treasure their existence. We've all read the articles about how mothers are underappreciated, undervalued, and underpaid. But despite the severe shortage in salaried positions, stock options, and PTO for mom's, they still exist and we need to celebrate them! 

I mean, who else in their right mind would sign up for the job description of MOM?! Can you do 43 things at once without getting distracted? Can you deal with a wide variety of bodily fluids without spontaneously gagging uncontrollably? Are you able to deal with a wide variety of minor (and sometimes not so minor) emergencies in a calm and collected manner? Are you willing to feed, clothe, house, care for, nuture, and keep healthy another human being(s) and completely sacrifice any right to privacy, free time, or breaks of any kind (including, but not limited to, going to the bathroom, showering, eating, sleeping, etc.)? Are you willing to do all these things and more and get paid solely in hugs, tantrums, kisses, sass, and cuteness? If so, then being a MOM is just for you!

In case you missed how valuable our mom's are, just go read that quick job description again. Say what?! Mother's are just ridiculously awesome. Can we all agree that mom's are like the closest things to angels on this planet? They are miracles in human form. They are utterly amazing. Everyday spent as a mom deserves to be written about in the paper, broadcast on the news, and should commence with a fireworks show that is greater than or equal to this one

Sadly, there are no massive, daily fireworks displays in honor of mothers that I know of. No news stories. No TV broadcasts. Most mom's just go about their daily lives with little, to no recognition. Other than the occasional, "Thanks Mom!" or impromptu hug, a mother's work typically goes unnoticed. But we can change that. Right now. Let's get our moms noticed! We can't do fireworks shows, but we can take pictures of these beautiful ladies who do so much for all of us!  

We are strong believers in mothers getting in front of the camera and looking gorgeous! Too often they are behind the scenes, being fabulous, and we grow up and we never see how utterly radiant they are. We forget those loving glances, caring smiles, and little tickles that make us giggle! This Mother's Day, it's time to give back to mom. We will be offering Mother's Day mini sessions every weekend in April, because...well it's just our little way we want to give back to all those special moms out there. There are limited spots available, so book your spot now! Contact us for details and pricing! Because, like I said before, moms are pure awesomeness and they deserve to be celebrated!