Happy Spring! It’s finally warm enough to go outside and play – relocating from Tampa to Richmond has really taught me to appreciate warm weather. We spend every opportunity we can out playing, bike riding and enjoying our amazing neighborhood. With spring comes a very special holiday and one I hold dear to my heart, Mother’s Day.

Mother’s Day is one of those holidays that gets me all emotional. Every mom I know has some of the same characteristics…selfless, devoted, generous, loving and sentimental. Of course there are millions of beautiful things that make us different too, but throw me in a room full of mommas and all we talk about is how we want to be better moms, better wives and better people. We always want to do more and more for others.

Carmen Doherty Lifestyle Family Photography

This is why Mother’s Day is so special, it’s a day to celebrate the Mommas just as they are, for all that they do and all that they are.

Which brings me to a very special idea. One of my very favorite things to photograph in family sessions is kids with their Moms (and their dads) separately. I want them to laugh at each other, look at each other and it’s always my hope that when they see the gallery they see the love in their children’s eyes to validate all those tough days, late nights and the selflessness that they’ve shown. It’s truly one of the most priceless gifts I can offer. The visualization of their love is something that they can always come back to…minutes, days, weeks, months, years, DECADES later!

With that said, this coming Sunday I’m offering a limited number of mini sessions just for Momma’s and their kiddos. It doesn’t matter the age and can certainly include Grandma’s! This is a unique opportunity to capture the love between a Mom and a child no matter what the age and it’s a PERFECT gift. The session will be 20 minutes in a local field. The result will be approximately 10 images of the love between Mom and her child(ren). The prints will be mounted on thick black styrene and stored in a custom printed wooden box.  

Limited Offering: Momma & Me Mini Sessions

(Dad is welcome to come and jump in for the last shot or two)

Only 4 sessions offered

Sunday, April 13th

8:00am, 8:30am, 9:00am and 9:30am

(the morning light is beautiful!)

 $275 includes the session and a beautiful keepsake of ten 4 x 6 mounted prints on thick black styrene in a custom printed wooden box.

My hope is that this is a gift that keeps on giving when the days get tough, the nights get late and the momma’s are trying to figure out how to do more and more. The love that we share is honestly the most priceless gift we can give each other.

Carmen Doherty Lifestyle Family Photography

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If you’re interested, please email Carmen at with your first and second choice time. There are already pending requests so reservations will be made on a first come, first serve basis.

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