Mother’s Day comes once a year — but for event photographers capturing milestone celebrations, a mother’s importance shines year round. We love how these photographs reveal the infinite love between mother and child. Whether it’s a mom dancing with her son at his wedding, or a mother giving a quick embrace to her daughter after a Bat Mitzvah ceremony, moms make the party special — and deserve to be celebrated in turn. Read on to see how these 35 photographers highlight the beauty of mothers everywhere.
1. Alain Martinez Photography
Worth Holding Onto
A great photographer knows how to blend into the background to get the best candid shots. We love how Alain Martinez Photo & Cinema captures this loving moment between the bride and her mother as they prepare for the wedding ceremony.
2. André Maier Photography
The Ultimate Dancing Queens
André Maier Photography knows the best memories are made on the dance floor — and he caught the perfect moment between the moms of the newlyweds. Their smiles say it all — and all we want is to groove on the gorgeously monogrammed dance floor with them.
3. Andrew Weeks Photography
A Heartwarming Reflection
Andrew Weeks Photography captures this beautiful moment when the bride, oblivious to her reflection in the mirror, leans down to kiss her son before the ceremony.
4. Anthony Vazquez Photography
From Picking Out the Dress to Finally Putting it On
This bride stunned in her romantic wedding gown — and we know mom was there to help her find it. Anthony Vazquez Photography brilliantly caught the look between mother and daughter once the moment had finally arrived. The loving glance is all we need to know this exchange was something truly special.
5. Apollo Fotografie
Mom Knows Best
“Hanna and her mom share sweet smiles as they prepare for her to walk down the wooded aisle on her wedding day,” Apollo Fotografie tells us. We love how this image captures the joyful moment of a mother helping her daughter unclasp a necklace — as it’s always easier to get ready with Mom’s help.
6. ArtVesta Studio
A Mother’s Tender Look
This is a photo of a proud mother who raised her precious daughter as a single mom,” shares founder Tatiana Valerie of ArtVesta Studio. “You can see so much pride and joy in this woman’s eyes as she is about to walk Jessica, her daughter, down the aisle. Jessica is about to marry her high school sweetheart, the love of her life Andres, who had become a part of the family long before the wedding.”
Mother Knows How to Make Things Right
It looks as if this sage mom is offering some wisdom and tenderness to her beautiful daughter in the moments leading up to her I dos; whatever is being said is for their ears alone, but we’re glad Beller-Jones lets us bear witness to this image of closeness.
8. Bojan Hohnjec Studio
The Family That Gets Ready Together
Day-of wedding preparations can often be a frenzy, but it’s also a time to draw closest friends and family even closer, like this bride did with her intergenerational makeup session lovingly preserved by Bojan Hohnjec Studio.
9. Cage and Aquarium
A Flower for Your Thoughts
10. Dennis Lee Photography
When You Just Can’t Help But Sing Along
11. Duke Images
To Have and to Hold
This glamorous wedding at Montage Beverly Hills featured plenty of gorgeous décor and meaningful moments. We especially love how Duke Images captures this tender moment of a mother hugging her daughter midway down the aisle.
12. Encarnacion Photography
I Now Pronounce You Husband and Husband
13. Francis Ralph Potograpiya
An Unbreakable Bond
Ashley’s father passed away when she was still a baby, leaving her mother Monica to raise her sister and her alone, Francis Ralph Potograpiya shares with us. Monica walks Ashley down the aisle in this heartwarming moment.
14. Fred Marcus Studio
A Mother’s Warm Embrace
“Remi embraces her mom Joyce one last time before putting on her wedding gown,” shares Fred Marcus Studio. We love how their love shines even brighter than the fabulous lighting in this photograph.
15. Gruber Photographers
Double the Love
16. JAYLim Studio
A Quiet Moment
JAYLim Studio captures this loving moment of a mother gazing with pride as her daughter puts on an earring and gets ready to walk down the aisle.
17. Jennifer Clapp Photography
Happily Ever After
This outdoor wedding, with a horse drawn carriage and bridal crown, was straight out of a fairytale. We love how Jennifer Clapp Photography captures this raw moment between the bride and her mother as they get ready to head to the ceremony site.
18. Jennings King Photography
A Mother’s Artistry
Jennings King Photography shares how, “Chloe’s mother works for a florist, who also did all the wedding flowers and planning. Chloe’s mother designed and made Chloe’s wedding bouquet.” We love the joy on Chloe’s face as she admires her mother’s artistry.
19. Jim Vetter Photography
Just Between Daughter and Mom
Sweet, intimate one-on-one interactions can be hard to capture without ruining the moment, but it’s clear that this loving mother and her daughter were immersed in their shared preparation for the big day ahead, as Jim Vetter Photography so beautifully reveals.
20. Josh Elliott Photography
The First Year Flies By
Celebrating your child’s very first birthday is a true milestone moment in parenthood — and Josh Elliott Photography captured this mom lighting her daughter’s very first birthday candle. From the “unicorn” in attendance to the hugs and heartwarming smiles, we can’t help but stare at this magical Brooklyn birthday party.
21. LaCour Images
Lead Artist and Company President Andre LaCour of LaCour Images tells us, “Beautiful bride Elizabeth shares a gift with mother Pamela at the beginning of her day.” We love the look of surprise and happiness on Mom’s face.
22. Lynette Boyle Photography
Everything’s Better with Mom in the Picture
We love how Lynette Boyle Photography creates a masterful composition with a string of batman paper-cutouts connecting the white space between two parents. This photograph might show a family of four — but our eyes are on Mom and her beaming smile.
23. Manolo Doreste Photographer
Words to Remember Forever
24. Michael Jurick Photography
When the Crowd Melts Away
Michael Jurick Photography captured this beautiful honor dance with famous fashion designer Ramy Brook and her son Dylan at his Bar Mitzvah. Event planner Gourmet and designer Jennifer Gould teamed up to create this stunning celebration.
25. Mike Larson Photography
It’s All So Fast
Moms go from tying little shoelaces to tying the beautiful bows on their daughter’s wedding dress in what feel like the blink of an eye; if only we had Mike Larson Photography around all of the time to capture each and every meaningful moment in a lifetime.
26. Next Exit Photography
A Mom Sandwich
27. Rachel Capil Photography
A Moment at the Bimah
Rachel Capil Photography goes behind the crowd to capture this moment of a mother participating in her daughter’s Bat Mitzvah ceremony. We love the composition of this photograph, the family rising above the sea of congregants.
28. Rebecca Marie Photography
We love the soft-focus of this soft mother-daughter moment, captured by Rebecca Marie Photography, in a windblown field with a bride surrounded by steadfast nature and her mother’s steadfast love and support on her wedding day.
29. Romy Modlin Photography
A Dance to Remember
Romy Modlin Photography captures a joyful mother enjoying a mother-and-son slow dance during a Bar Mitzvah celebration. We adore how visible her love is — even if we can only see a sliver of her face.
30. Robert Hacman Photography
Leader of the Pack
31. Roey Yohai Studios
When the Aisle is a Runway
32. Studio Opia
A Magical Moment
A Mother and daughter share a heartwarming mother-daughter dance at this elegant outdoor wedding reception, as beautifully captured by Studio Opia.
33. Sugarfree Studio
Tears of Joy
Kimberly and her mom get ready for wedding ceremony. “Kimberly’s mom bursted into tears when I asked her to say why she is proud of her daughter,” says owner and lead photographer Anna Turayeva from Sugarfree Studio.
34. The Picture Cottage
This mother-daughter moment from The Picture Cottage is full of pride and love and tenderness — it’s amazing how one glance can say so much when captured at the right instant.
35. Visuals by Arpit
Cheers to Motherhood