Article by Linda Mackie, reminding us to capture a memory of our mothers on Mothers Day.
Remembering my Mother
When I was 18, I lost my mom to cancer. My greatest regret is that I don’t have a meaningful picture of us together to keep memories of her close. She passed away very close to Mothers Day on April 26th, and this year marks 25 years since her passing. As one can imagine, this occasion holds significant importance in my life and translates into my work as a photographer and role as a mother with an abundance of compassion and kindness and a soft soul. I know first-hand how precious it is to capture life’s everyday yet fleeting moments with the ones we love and those special memories are to be cherished in the here and now before it’s too late.
My mom was diagnosed with cancer of the small intestine, which quickly spread to her lymph system. There is understandably a huge hole in my life and has manifested itself in so many ways, from low-lying depression, intense bouts of sadness and a sense of simply being lost. A mother’s love is unlike any other and I find myself ever-longing for that mother figure. I will always cherish her memory and share my story wherever I can to inspire others to take the time to cherish their mom, now.
Capture a Memory on Mothers Day
As an inspiration and reminder to us all, I am offering a unique Custom Portrait Photography Session for those who would like a meaningful portrait with their mother or grandmother, or of themselves with their children. If I had an amazing portrait with my mom, I would put it up in a prominent place in my home and would be joyfully reminded every day of the amazing woman she was. I don’t have that, but maybe you still can. Mothers Day is a great day to capture that memory.
Part proceeds from my portraits will go to benefit the Canadian Cancer Society. Mothers Day portraits are a soul project that I’ve been wanting to do for a long time. Serendipitously it is happening now on the 25th anniversary of my mom’s passing. My hope is that it will touch people’s lives in other ways I can’t even imagine yet. You can book your own session anytime until May 31st, and capture a memory of your own mother.
Linda is a lifestyle, wedding, fashion, editorial and commercial photographer based in North Vancouver where she lives with her husband Michael and little boy wonder Connor Boone. Linda takes great joy in making people happy through her work. For more detailed information and to book a session with Linda, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 604.328.2903. Visit www.lindamackie.ca to learn more about Linda and her amazing work.
Amber Strocel is a writer, aspiring math teacher, suburbanite, wife and mom of two. She believes in the power of the Internet to connect people, and she believes that numbers are the poetry of the universe. You can often find her knitting, sewing, volunteering, working in her garden, and sneaking chocolate when no one's looking. She blogs at Strocel.com and shares her photos on Instagram as @AmberStrocel.