Essex Family Photographer: 25 portraits – Putting mum in the picture

Mar 15, 2015 | Children, Family, Personal

Clare Mother's Day for facebook DO NOT PRINT


Thank you so so much to all the mums who came to have their portrait taken with their little ones.

We not only recorded a little piece of family history for you all, but also raised over £500 for NSPCC.

Thank you also to Picture Frame Gallery for hosting the pop up studio and Tigerlily Florist for providing each mum with a lovely flower.

I hope you were treated like royalty by your families today.


Essex baby photographer 25 amazing mothers


As a reminder of why I like to do this… here is an extract from the article I read three years ago…


“Someday, I want them to see me, documented, sitting right there beside them: me, the woman who gave birth to them, whom they can thank for their ample thighs and their pretty hair; me, the woman who nursed them all for the first years of their lives, enduring porn star-sized boobs and leaking through her shirts for months on end; me, who ran around gathering snacks to be the week’s parent reader or planning the class Valentine’s Day party; me, who cried when I dropped them off at preschool, breathed in the smell of their post-bath hair when I read them bedtime stories, and defied speeding laws when I had to rush them to the pediatric ER in the middle of the night for fill-in-the-blank (ear infections, croup, rotavirus).

I’m everywhere in their young lives, and yet I have very few pictures of me with them. Someday I won’t be here — and I don’t know if that someday is tomorrow or thirty or forty or fifty years from now — but I want them to have pictures of me. I want them to see the way I looked at them, see how much I loved them. I am not perfect to look at and I am not perfect to love, but I am perfectly their mother.”


Allison Tate