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