Get Inspired by These MagMod-Wielding Moms!

"The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation." —James E. Faust

The MagMod team wants to wish all moms a wonderful Mother's Day this weekend!

As a bit of inspiration, we wanted to share with you a few of our favorite photographers that are also incredible moms.

Be sure to check out their stunning websites and impressive gallery of images on their Instagram pages. They are all definitely worth following!

Marlies Hartmann

Marlies Hartmann

Marlies is a Texas-born, Utah-raised, NYU graduate who's been living in Los Angeles for the past 12 years. She blends her love of photojournalism with a timeless, editorial style, and hopeless obsession with beautiful light.

Marissa Joy Daly

Marissa was raised in North Carolina and now has lived in Los Angeles for the last 6 years. She adores being able to make each occasion as special as the next. She also might be the only person I know that doesn't like fruit.

Angie Nelson

Angie is a Midwest girl living out her Neverland dreams in Maui, Hawaii. She's inspired by love, nature, and the beauty of relationships – and loves creating images that help her clients remember how they FELT on their wedding day.

Elizabeth Lloyd

Elizabeth is a St. Louis based wedding photographer who is inspired by storytelling and beautiful light. A creative who loves others fiercely and is passionate about capturing beautiful heartfelt heirlooms.

Remembering My Mother

Growing up, I was always fascinated with my mom's photos. She loved photography, and while she never really figured out how to turn it into a career, she did love buying film for her Canon AE-1 to take portraits of friends and family. Around the age of 10, she taught me how to load film and use her camera. I was hooked early on.

Like many photographers, my mom enjoyed being behind the camera more than in front of it. But one day in 2014, as the family gathered to celebrate her birthday at our home, I convinced her to let me shoot a few photos of her, and after some constant badgering, she finally relented and let me. I sent her a few digital images a few days later but didn't hear anything back. I hoped she could see how beautiful she was, just as I saw her through my camera.

A few weeks had passed, and I dropped by my parent's house to visit. When I entered the family room, I saw the black and white photo of my mom, printed, framed, and sitting front and center just above the television. I turned to my Dad and said, "Hey, thanks for printing that image and putting it there." He responded, "Oh, no, I didn't do that. She did that. She printed it and framed it and put it there."

Hearing that made me so happy, and it has ever since been one of my favorite memories of something my mom did. My mom was sick with Parkinson's Disease for over 25 years before she passed. This photo was taken just a few years before her passing. I believe she knew her time was getting close, her health deteriorated, and she continued to lose life-sustaining abilities to function.

In my mind, I think she saw this photo as an image that she wanted us to remember her by, one where she felt beautiful. And it has been just that ever since. My mom lived a few more years, and her health got worse and worse with each passing year before we eventually said goodbye in December of 2017. But she lives on in my heart and mind through this image.

This image also serves as a beautiful reminder of the power we have as photographers in creating photos that will outlast those in front of our lens. The photos we capture will help our clients see how beautiful they are and give them an image that they can be proud of, knowing it is how they want to be remembered.

My mother was a beautiful gift to me in my life, and I am grateful that I could use my skills as a photographer to give her a gift back that I know she is proud to leave behind for all of us to remember her. Love you Mom!

— Trevor Dayley
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