Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day is this week, in case you hadn’t noticed the deluge of marketing, print ads, radio spots, emails, post cards, commercials and sales! No doubt it’s a marketing heyday, but Mother’s Day is about a lot more than the commercialism of it (although, um, we are offering gift certificates in any amount you choose, last minute happiness ; ) It’s about loving the job – and, yes, omg it’s often work – but also needing to feel like it’s somewhat appreciated, even if you’d choose it over again and again and again. So it’s a weird mix of feeling such gratitude for the role, combined with a nationally-accepted opportunity to receive a day’s worth of appreciation for all the effort involved. An odd sort of paradox, when you really break it down. That’s Mother’s Day. But … Mothering? It’s mostly about what I saw when I photographed this portrait – falling in love and staying in love, for a lifetime. The more you go through the life, the more you realize: How often does that really get to happen?? Mother's Day, Baby Portraits, Tamara Lackey Where Photographed: On Location, Chapel Hill, North Carolina By:  Tamara Lackey Camera:  Nikon D4 Lens:  Nikkor 85mm 1.4

7 responses to “Mother’s Day”

  1. Oh my goodness! Such a sweet mommy-daughter moment. 🙂 One of those images you look back on years later and cherish. I was looking through my parents’ photo albums from when I was little a couple of weeks ago. So much fun, but would have loved to have a couple like this one in there!

  2. Steve Lackey says:

    Wow – I L O V E this photograph – it so captures the essence of knowing “I will never stop loving you!” And you can even see this child thinking “I am really digging this person I call ‘Mommy’ – she really knows how to love me for who I am”.

    love it! A beautiful image to remind us all how easy it is to appreciate a person …especially one who dedicates their life in so many ways to enable and enrich the life of another.

    Thanks you, Tamara – for being that person for our children – I know they appreciate you so much for all you do – I am continually inspired to be a better parent (and person) as I watch you navigate the seasons of motherhood. 🙂

  3. Teresa says:

    How wise of you to separate Mother’s Day from Mothering and, even, Mothering. Such a difference. Hallmark may benefit from the Mother’s Day concept of celebrating your Mom, but Mothering goes on forever. Maybe even into eternity.

    Love you!

  4. Teresa says:

    or did I mean Motherhood, and, even Mothering?

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