A Great & Memorable Gift Idea For A Special Someone
What’s more sentimental than this memorable gift idea celebrating someone special with a photo shoot down memory lane.
This year for mom’s birthday we did a #daughtersandmothers photoshoot. It was so much fun to take a trip down memory lane and recreate some of our favorite photos from our childhood. This was also a great way to spend quality time with family and friends post-pandemic.
If you are looking to create something similar for a self care activity for a special occasion or just for fun, here’s a few tips to save you time and a some change.
MEMORABLE GIFT IDEA – MEMORY LANE PHOTO SHOOT
Tip 1: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATOIN
If you need a location to shoot, Peerspace has some really great spaces and prices to fit almost any budget. Sure you can shoot at home, but you may not have all the lighting and backdrops and furniture staging to pull off the look your going for. Why not spend a few extra bucks for a couple hours.
Tip 2: RECREATING THE LOOKS
This is a great self care activity as well as a chance to be fashionably responsible! Check your closets for clothes that you can up-cycle instead of going out to buy new ones. It’s all about vibe you are trying to capture on camera so if you can’t find it in your clothes, check with other family or friends or even see if you can snag a few items from your mom’s closet without her knowing. If all else fails, visit some vintage shops; they will have plenty of nostalgic pieces.
The goal is to go for a more authentic look and feel rather than modern and chic. One last resort may be to look on Amazon or eBay. I was able to find this cool Kente hat that worked perfectly for one of my photos!
Tip 2: BE PREPARED BUT HAVE FUN!
This shouldn’t become a stressful project, it should be a fun, light experience. Bring snacks and refreshments, good music and depending where you are shooting, bring other sentimental items like a photo albums and vintage keepsakes so that everyone can share their memories after the shoot is done.
For me, the greatest gift you can give someone is your time, your thoughtfulness and love. It was truly a special day that we all can look back on for years to come. Love you mom and Happy Birthday Superstar! 💚