In just the last 6 months as a Moore County Family Photographer, I have captured over 80 families loving, hugging, and playing together. The precious images are classics but I deeply fear that they will forever leave on the icloud and not in your homes. We are all so busy living hectic days that we've stopped printing our photos. I love the online gallery system I used, but the photos are meant for more than your computer screen-they are meant to be seen in your homes!

With Mother's Day on the horizon, I wanted to offer a few ideas on how to use those gorgeous professional images for more than just your desktop wallpaper or Facebook cover page.

1) Make Mom or Grandma a Yearly Calendar

We see this a lot during this winter months for Christmas, but how much would grandma love to receive a custom calendar with her favorite grandkids! There are handfuls of fabulous options on the internet but I love the offerings at MPix because they allow you to pick your starting month for your calendar.

3) Buy Grandma or Mom a Photo Session with her kiddos

2) Get Creative With Your Wall Art

I am blown away by the number of print options there are out there these days! My absolutely new favorite way to print photos is with these beautiful wood frames with The Smallwood Home! They also have amazing hanging canvas options as well as wood prints. Mom's would LOVE to see their favorite family photo enlarged to size! When enlarging a photo for print, you always want to work with your photographer to ensure you have the correct digital file size for printing BIG.

3) Pressed on Time? Consider a Photo Session Gift Card for Mom or Grandma!

I loved how many families used my mini-sessions at the end of April as a Mother's Day gift for mom! What do all mom's need? Photos with themselves in them! Gift cards are a perfect way to make sure mom has some beautiful portraits with her children. Want to really pamper mom? Include a hair service or make up application for photoshoot day with the gift card. You can always reach out to me for gift cards for anniversaries, birthdays, or special occasions and nail your last minute gift in an hour!