There is a prolific little cliche about the only certainties in life involving death and taxes. However, the author of that idiom forgot one huge detail of life – mothers. They give us life, stand by us in our darkest days, cheer us on louder than anyone else when we succeed, and they serve as our greatest critics. Mothers teach us about life, and for that, we have Mother’s Day. While this holiday can be a tough day for many out there, no one can deny the importance of these women. Valerie & Co. Photographers wanted to showcase the many ways that moms influence their children, and impact their lives. Here, we have a series of photos showing exactly that:
Rebecca the news reporter encourages her young son to explore and discover the world around him. For Cameron, she hops to instill her love of music into her daughter, as well as her soon-to-arrive second child. As a lovely lawyer, Erica encourages her two young sons to pursue education. Hailey, a hair stylist, nurtures her daughter’s creativity through her expertise. Eboni is an athlete who pushes her daughters to stay fit and maintain their health. As a pastry chef, Victoria aims to teach her daughter the art of the craft and Valerie herself encourages her toddler daughter to pick up the camera and exercise her creative side. Each mother listed here has a special bond with their children, by sharing their careers and passions with the kids, hoping to enrich their lives. Happy Mother’s Day to all the mothers here, and everywhere else!
Photographer: Valerie & Co. Photographers//