Thursday, May 8, 2008

My Mom

This is one of my all time favorite pictures with my mom.

May 1997.

As you can see, it is my wedding day.

My mom was supposed to be helping me get ready. Here I am putting my a long wearing lipstick on her, so we could have beautiful lips all day!

She was so quiet that day. Not unhappy, just quiet. She wrote me a beautiful letter that I still have and will cherish always. I absolutely love the way she is looking at me, but didn't understand it until I had my own daughter. That is one of the beautiful things about becoming a mom - you understand your own mom so much better. It's like the biggest A-Ha moment!

For more fun flashback photos go to We are THAT Family, Sincerly Fro' Me to You.

Also, check out the fun and AWESOME Mother's Day contest over at 5 Minutes for Mom. Hop on over there and vote for your favorite photo!


P.S. He loves you... said...

Love weddings!
Love that pix!

And I borrowed your sugar cookie recipe, Thx!
And for the comment also!

Nice blog ~ ;D

The Mom said...


jennifer said...

That is really SO sweet. I have never put lipstick on my mom or fixed her hair, or anything girly like that. Hard to explain.

So I found this picture VERY touching.

Be blessed.


Liza's Eyeview said...

I agree, it's the biggest AHA moment!

Your photo with your mom is precious!

Sarah said...

What a beautiful and very special shot.

We are THAT Family said...

Oh, that is so awesome. I'm seriously feeling choked up about that picture! It's one to frame!! I just loved it. It made me think of my Mom on my wedding day and me on my daughter's. Okay, now I'm blurry!

Thanks for playing along and Happy Mother's Day to both of you!

Kellie said...

THis is such a sweet post!

The Apron Queen said...

I have those A-ha moments daily. Hourly!:D What a wonderful picture to capture such a nice memory.

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Darla said...

How sweet. You were lucky to have your mom at your wedding.

bunchofbull-ers! said...!! I eloped and don't have any pictures like that! Sigh...

WorldsGreatestMommy said...

Gorgeous, and very poignant. Those looks between mother and daughter are sure special. Love the picture.

MaryLu said...

What a lovely picture! I denied my mother that special moment by eloping with my husband. I can see you two have a special bond, and from a photographer's standpoint, that picture is awesome!

Dee said...

you made me cry :( that was a beautiful moment

Valarie said...

Oh this makes me want to cry! My oldest is graduating this year and it is one of those milestone moments. So I am very emotional about all of this kind of stuff right now.

Anonymous said...

I love photo like this. It really tells a story.

Marcy said...

I often photograph weddings (my job actually) and I try desperately to capture these kids of images. The ones that tell the story....the whole story of the guys are both lucky to have each other!

Janel said...

I need to give credit to the person that took this photo.

My good friend from high school decided to bring her camera and some black and white film. She took candid shots all day and night even though we also had a professional photographer.

This one and almost every single picture she took are precious and a blessing to me. They are all better than the professional ones actually.

As a matter of fact, she took pictures of me actually getting ready (ones that would never go in an album because I was getting dressed) and they were priceless to pass along to my hubby for a recent anniversary. He loved them!!!

I will post some more (not the ones I gave to hubby) from time to time as I find a post that goes along with them.

Thanks to my friend - you know who you are!

Bahama Shores Mama said...

Love it! I have a mother.........but not that kind of relationship.

I hope your friend who took the picture has used her amazing talent in a profitable way for you. Candid shots are ALWAYS the best in my opinion.

Thanks for stopping by my new blog.

Bahama Shores Mama said...

oooppps the friend was supposed to profit herself..........not used you for profit or gave you the profits.....



Janel said...

You know, we considered eloping. I think many couples do. We were in our late twenties and had dated for a long time. But alas, the dream of a fairy princess wedding got the best of me.

Since my mom was a single parent, I think it made us closer. She just drew her kids so close. Don't get me wrong, we have our mother daughter issues, but as a whole we do have a special relationship. Thank you for noticing in the photo. It speaks volumes for sure of our relationship.

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