Mother’s Day Photoshoot Tips

Mother’s Day Photoshoot – expert photography making mother look and feel her best

My mother has always been there for me, no matter what. She’s always been my rock, and I know I can always rely on her. As a navigated university she’d often drive over 3 hours to offer support and comfort. After 50 years, I find myself reflecting on my relationship with my mother. And how it has shaped my view of love and motherhood.
We love our mothers because they are the people who gave us life. They are the ones who took care of us when we were babies, and they continue to take care of us as we grow older. We love our mothers because they are always there for us, no matter what.
A mother’s day photoshoot is a great way to capture the essence of motherhood. It can be a fun and memorable experience for both the mother and her children. A photoshoot is a perfect way to commemorate motherhood and this special bond.

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What is a Mother’s day photoshoot?

We think of Mother’s Day photoshoots as family reunions where everyone gets together to catch up and strengthen relationships. Research shows that only 26 percent of children between the ages of 8 to 18 talk to their parents more than once a week.
You can talk with your mother without being distracted by anything else during a Mother’s Day Gift Experience. It’s a time when you can relax and chat. For example, think about how nice it is to take a break from work to have a conversation with a friend.
Taking a break from the everyday world to spend time with your mom is what the Mother’s Day Gift Experience is like.
We meet in a park filled with towering trees and a rustling breeze. We might choose to walk through the woodland paths, or down by the coastal paths.
After greeting each other with broad smiles, your children scamper around as we get to know each other. I’ll ask if you like formal or natural poses. Most families want a little of both with a focus on documenting the love the family has for their mother.
Sessions last anywhere in between 1 or 2 hours and stop as soon as you are tired. After the session, a proofing gallery with 35 – 45 images is emailed to you within 48 hours.
You can choose which photographs you’d like me to process. I craft each image to perfection and email you the digital pictures within a week.
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What to wear for your Mother’s Day Photoshoot

Dressing for a Mother’s Day photo session depends on the location and the weather.  For example, if you’re taking Mother’s Day photos along the coast, you might wear relaxed trousers, a sweater, and trainers. If you are going to a Mother’s Day party, you might wear a dress or a suit.  You might want to wear something pretty and colourful, or maybe something special that represents your family.
Your photo will appear more polished and intentional if you coordinate your outfit. It’s like when you go to a party. Everyone is wearing their best clothes – it looks more special and put together.
It is best to choose one or two colours and then consider the season before choosing a colour scheme. This is better than everyone wearing identical outfits, colours or styles.
For example, mum might wear her favourite dress in navy blue and other members of the family wear contrasting colours in warm yellows or cool blues. Dad could try a white polo neck with chino trousers and brown shoes. The children could wear blue T-shirts with dark denim jeans/dresses and trainers.
Discover colour combinations and recommendations for appropriate clothes on my Pinterest board.
Colours that photograph well include:
  • Soothing palettes, light, fresh blues, tints of green, and sunny yellows are perfect for spring beaches and parks.
  • Warm pink, lemon yellow, sky blue, mint, champagne, rose gold, and ivory embodies the beauty of beaches and parks during the summer.
  • Warm ambers, soft oranges, tomato and earth tones pair nicely with woodland nature during Autumn
  • Emerald greens, teals, and mulberry reds are great for a wintery light.
The weather in March can be changeable, so I’d suggest packing some warm clothes like coats, hats, boots and gloves. If you have young children, water, a snack and some toys will also help them recharge as they become tired.
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Where to go

There are many great places to meet for Mother’s Day photography. The best place to take outdoor family portraits is in a natural setting with plenty of open space and beautiful surroundings.
Some popular spots are in Ventnor Botanical Gardens or Steep hill Cove, the coastal landscape around Seaview, and your holiday home in Ryde.
You can also make great Mother’s Day portraits in local parks such as Los Altos, Ventnor Park, Appley Park and Appuldurcombe Gardens.
No matter where the location is, I arrange it so that parking is easy, restrooms are available if possible, and pathways are accessible. I try to arrange sessions 2 hours before sunset if possible as this has the most flattering light.
I appreciate the need to be flexible with families and small children. Families have different needs and time schedules. I try to be as accommodating as possible so that everyone can enjoy their Mother’s Day experience.

Making your Mother’s Day Photoshoot fun!

Treating your mum to a Mother’s Day Photoshoot is a great way to show her how much you appreciate everything she does for you. Not only will she have a beautiful photo to remember the day by, but she’ll also have a fun experience that she can share with friends and family.
There are many ways to have fun during your Mother’s Day session. Some people like to walk along Priory Beach, others like to have a picnic in Ventnor Botanical Gardens. Whilst others arrange to meet me in their holiday home. I’ve also gathered with families after they’ve enjoyed afternoon tea at the Royal Hotel in Ventnor.

Here are my 3 expert tips for every family:

  • Make the most of your session – Getting stuck in and making the most of your Mother’s Day photoshoot has a whole heap of benefits. When most people think of family photoshoots, they imagine a huge ordeal with everyone feeling awkward and uncomfortable. However, I’ve found that families who choose to have a Mother’s Day photoshoot are able to communicate better, spend time together in a relaxed manner, and share their experiences together.
  • Get involved Your Mother’s Day Gift Experience will give you a chance to chat with your mum in a relaxed setting. For example, maybe you can talk about what she did when she was your age, or what it was like bringing home her babies. I’ll stand back with my long lens and capture the laughter and smiles as you reconnect. Getting involved makes the session fun and you’ll forget worrying about whether your children will behave.
  • Explore the area Spending time together as a family during your Mother’s Day experience provides you with an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company. Giving mum the reassurance she is loved whilst creating fabulous memories. A Mother’s Day Gift Voucher purchased by all the family create a sense of togetherness that is often hard to find during our busy lives. Whether you are exploring a new place on the Isle of Wight or simply revisiting mum’s favourite place on the Island, being together as a family allows for priceless moments that will be remembered forever.

Isle of Wight family photographer on bridge


How to arrange your Mother’s Day Photoshoot

If you wish to arrange your Mother’s Day photoshoot. You can order an e-card which you can email to her as a group gift. They are valid for one year, are flexible, and can be used whenever you need them.

Please use the numbers below to contact my studio directly if you wish to schedule a date. Your ‘what to wear guide’ and ‘what happens on the day’ eBook will be sent over for you to share with family members.

Related: Photoshoot e-gift cards


So why not book a session today?

Give your mother the best gift this mother’s day.
A Mother’s day photoshoot is a great way to show her how much you love her and document the love between your children.
Not only will she have a beautiful photo to remember the day by, but she’ll also have a fun experience that she can share with friends and family.
Have fun together with your mom while your mother is surrounded by people she loves.
Book now!

If you are interested in finding out more information on hiring me as your family photographer, please call me on +44 (0)7719316609 or use the email below. I’ll contact you to speak more in detail about your Mother’s Day treat  and answer any questions you might have.


Please contact the Isle of Wight Studio on +44 (0)1983 617383

or Mandy on +44 (0)7719316609 email [email protected] or use the contact form below


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