Mother’s Day, as we know it today, is a day to celebrate the mothers of the world, to thank them for everything they have done. But when Mother’s Day started, it was meant to be a day to celebrate your mother, not all mothers. President Woodrow Wilson was the man in charge of creating the holiday, or at least naming it. He set aside the second Sunday in May to celebrate mothers.

But now let’s focus on your mother. As Mother’s Day is right around the corner, it is time to start thinking about how you are going to express your appreciation for your mother. You can go with the traditional gifts: flowers and chocolate, a massage, a day at the spa, or, my personal favorite as a kid, a coupon book with things like “I will clean the house”, “I will not annoy you for the day,” and other promising things to make her days better. She would never use them, but brownie points add up in the end.

But this year, think about getting your mother something she can cherish. Can’t think of anything? Casey Jagoras Photography can help. Give your mother a gift that she can keep forever, a gift that will remind her about her wonderful family for years to come. Give her a beautiful portrait.

Now, there are two ways to do this. You could set up a day and bring her along so that she can be part of the photo fun, or you can surprise her with a photo of all the kids, your dad, and if your family is growing, the grandchildren. But let’s make these photos even more special. Here are some ideas on how you can make this photograph the best thing your mother has ever been given.

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If you plan on surprising your mom with a photo of the family, get her involved without her knowing. Each of you can personalize the picture and give your mom a laugh as well. Write down, on whiteboards or poster board, a memory with your mother, an inside joke you both share, or even something you do that gets on her nerves. These fun messages will give the photo some extra meaning, make your mother laugh, and be a fun moment for the family.

If your mom is a hippie who is obsessed with buddhas, collect the mini statues she has around your home and use them as props. Anything that brings a bit of your mother’s personality into the photo will make it even more special to her, so think about what she likes and plan ahead!


We all have those funny and ridiculous photos of us with our siblings from way back in our childhood. We all, most likely, have also seen the fun trend going around the internet involving said photos. Replicating one of your mother’s favorite photos from your childhood is both fun and creative. Seeing the photos featuring both the child and adult versions of you and your siblings is a great way to get your mom running through fun memories and laughing at your goofy adult selves.

You could also get your photo taken in a place that your mom always used to take you as children, whether it be a hike, the statue next to Dairy Queen, or a park that you played at for years, these places could be a fun memory for your mother as well.

If you are aiming to make your mother cry happy tears this Mother’s Day, then throwback photos are the way to go!

There are many fun ideas for Mother’s Day gift, but a photo is something special, something that she can hang on her wall and cherish every single day. She will love that all her kiddos got together for something special. And she will love all of the silly hidden messages that anyone else might not notice.

If you are looking for a fun Mother’s Day gift idea, try giving her a photograph that was specially designed for her. Casey Jagoras Photography can help you get the best photographs taken that are extra special for your mother. Contact today to schedule your family portrait.