Text on behalf of Isabelle Hattink, by Maris Maria Renne
Today it’s Mother’s Day and I thought this was a beautiful opportunity for a special post on my wedding blog. Like many special days or holidays, weddings have certain traditions which confront you with your family or certain sensitivities.
Those sensitivities and emotions are ‘real life’. Though not always pleasant and often painful or sad, it’s good to experience them and I love photographing real feelings and emotions. Because in the end, this is all that counts: basic love.
The photo’s I get to shoot are a loving memory or contribute to a healing process (or both).
Every wedding couple wishes to experience Maternal Love at their wedding day. Unfortunately not everyone is lucky enough to enjoy this.
I mostly spot mothers at wedding days, handling with thousands of chores. Even when there’s a wedding planner: mothers often play important roles which are not always noticeable for all guests.
Seemingly small gestures, but actually very important and caring: this always moves me!
It’s most often the mothers who make sure that family (and inlaws) are friendly welcomed and that the younger and older generations are taken care of. It’s mostly Mom who makes sure that tissues are close and who guards the wedding dress from stains.
I’ve spotted mothers at weddings with impressive organization skills, sincere love and care and also having to act like a calming psychologist.
In the slideshow underneath, I’ve selected many of my favorite photo’s which show true maternal love.
The first picture is of a loving grandmother, who is fixing her granddaughter’s suspender belt.
This blog post continues underneath the slideshow.