How to Make Your Mom Cry For Mother’s Day | Utah Family & Senior Photographer
Mother’s day is next month! (But for all of your content creating friends it has already happened, haha!) Recently I became an ambassador for Chatbooks. Which was a dream come true in partnerships since I already love and use them! What that means for you, is that you can use code, “WhitneyBeth” for 20% off your order! New customer, or returning one!
For Mother’s Day, they put feelers out to see if any of us ambassadors wanted to make their mom’s a Mother’s Day book. I jumped at the opportunity. I had already been thinking of what I wanted to do for my mom, and this fit perfectly. My inspiration hit when I remember one poster I made for her that said, “Happy Mother’s Day, love all your babies.” And I had glued pictures of each of my siblings and I (at the time only 9 of us) all over the board at the same age. Being a mom and photographer myself, this led me to wonder how many pictures my mom had of just her, with her kids. I decided to go through nearly 30 years of photos and scan in every picture I could find of my mom with us kids.
It goes without saying, that it was a lot of work. And a few times I questioned my sanity while using every bit of time I had to spare, flipping through photo album after photo album. My mom loved(s) to take pictures – which is a good part of my origin story. But she’s always the one taking them – until my camera and I showed up in the late 90’s. After all the searching and scanning, I ended up with just south of 400 pictures – which honestly isn’t that much when stretched out across 30 years.
I uploaded them to my chatbooks and created a classic, 8×8 hardcover book. I was able to customize each page and create collages out of the pictures with their pre-made templates. In total, I had 100 pages. I designed my own cover and uploaded it that way, but you could use some of their designer covers easily. With my discount code, it brought it down to $50 which is such a good deal for how big this book is. I had my boys help give it to her early. I loved watching her flip through the pages. We both teared up a few times. I loved having that special moment with her and having the younger kids flip through and try to guess which kid is with mom.
This was such a treasure – and something totally doable! Especially if you have google photos! I tell you, man, that “find this face” feature was a lifesaver! It also made me try to make a better effort to get in more pictures with my own kids.
So in short, if you want to make your mom cry for Mother’s Day – make them a photobook full of pictures of them with their babies. You can thank me later.