With Mother’s Day next weekend, I’ve been thinking a lot about what I really want for Mother’s Day. Or more specifically, what I am going to give my mom and Mike’s mom. Our mothers want for nothing, so really the perfect gift for them are photos.

Together with HP, my photo partners, we’ve come up with some fun, sweet, and moving ideas for the perfect photo collection to give to your mom (or the mother of your children)!

A photo that captures her child’s personality

This isn’t really hard for me – my girls have personality to spare:

crazy mouth!

whatchoo lookin' at?

– A photo of her kids being affectionate

Probably the last time my brother and I hugged. And I’m not sure a picture of Mike hugging his sister exists.

after school

Nonetheless, this is one of my mom’s favorite photos, because dang we are adorable.

– A photo of herself as a little girl

I love finding pictures where I look like my daughters. A collage of these would definitely make my mom smile.


just so wrongIMG_9805

– A photo of her child with his/her father

Some of my favorite pictures are of my husband with our girls.


Maddie Ballerina and Daddy

What are your must-have shots for Mother’s Day? Upload your examples to the TSAM Photo Fun Flickr group so we can compliment and learn from each other (If you don’t have a flickr account, just link to your photos in the comments).

Want more Mother’s Day photo ideas? You can find them here thanks to HP, my awesome photo partners.

Next week, I will have a bunch of display ideas for these photos!