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in celebration of moms

This year, instead of just one day, we set aside the entire month of May for Moms. We’re giving all Rewards Member Mothers a free portrait keychain with ANY purchase, so there’s just a few more days if you haven’t gotten yours already!

As we wrap up the month, we’d like to share some of our favorite Mom portraits of 2011 so far. Although most of us grown-ups aren’t fond of being in front of a camera, we still encourage mothers to get in for just a few shots. You may not want to now, but when your kids grow up, those are memories they will treasure forever. Most of us have plenty of our own baby pictures at hand, but not nearly as many pictures with our parents during those early years. But those few pictures are so important because they bring us back to that feeling of seeing the world through new eyes and having this hero to guide and protect us, reminding us of all the sacrifices our parents made to bring us where we are today. So, Moms (and Dads): next time you bring your kids in to the studio, don’t be so afraid of the camera and get in there for a few portraits. Your kids will thank you one day!

“The mother is everything – she is our consolation in sorrow, our hope in misery, and our strength in weakness. She is the source of love, mercy, sympathy, and forgiveness.” — Kahlil Gibran
“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” -Marion G. Garretty
“Without you by my side,
I never could survive
I wouldn’t be the woman
standing here before your eyes
you taught me strength
and you gave me guidance
whenever faith was lost
you were there to find it”

-from “Mother” by Ashanti
“And even when the times
got hard you were there
To let us know
that we’d get through
you showed me how
to be a man
You taught me how
to understand
the things people do”

-from “Thank You Mom” by Good Charlotte
“A mother is she who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” -Cardinal Mermillod
“You showed me how to love
You showed me how to care
And you showed me that you would always be there
I wanna thank you for that time
And I’m proud to say you’re mine”

-from “The Perfect Fan” by the Backstreet Boys
“My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.” -Wilma Rudolph, born with polio and winner of 3 Gold Medals in the 1960 Olympics
“A mother understands what a child does not say.” -Jewish Proverb
“My Mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. I attribute all my success in my life to the moral, intellectual, and physical education I received from her.” -George Washington
“You can fool some of the people some of the time, but you can’t fool mom.” -Unknown
“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” -Tenneva Jordan
“Mothers hold their children’s hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.” -Unknown

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Thanks, Mom

Easter season is officially over and we have started our Mother’s Day promo. We are thanking Rewards Members everywhere by offering a free gift with any purchase now through Mother’s Day! The gift is one of our fabulous double-portrait keychains (portrait included)!

This offer is valid while supplies last, so call your nearest studio to set up your appointment today!

One of the things we love about our customers is their willingness to share their experiences. Here are some of the fantastic messages we’ve gotten so far this year:

“Jovee was absolutely amazing! I would never go anywhere else for my child’s photos ever again! They are absolutely stunning; I’ve never received so many compliments! Thank goodness Kiddie Kandids closed or else we may never have found you guys!” -Tara L. (South Shore) 4/3/2010
“We had Tena as our photographer and she was absolutely amazing. We have done this at many different places and never had the experience we had here. Thank you so much!” -Mike W. (Rockingham) 4/2/2010

“WONDERFUL experience; we’ll be back!” -Kendall O. (South Shore) 3/25/2010
“Aggie at the South Shore plaza store is fantastic. She does such a great job, she is very enthusiastic and does amazing work!” -Kristy B. (South Shore) 3/22/2010

“Thomas did an amazing job! My daughter had fun and was laughing the whole time – what a great photography experience!” Anne S. (Atrium) 3/20/2010

“Vanessa Walsh has been amazing. She was great to work with when getting some shots made for a club membership. She helped me relax into a more natural demeanor and had excellent suggestions for capturing my personality on camera. She was great in helping select the photos as well-pointing out nuances and strengths of different shots. Since then I have purchased more prints, and Vanessa has been responsive to my phone messages as well as always professional, curteous and helpful when I have come by the store.
The people you do business with are what makes the real difference. If the product is good that is a plus, but a good or even great product is not enough to bring someone back to a store again or be recommended to others. Vanessa is the type of person who makes you want to come back again, have more photos made, try more of your product line. I will be back again, and I have been passing on my great experience and showing the photos I have had taken to numerous people.” Karen K. (Atrium) 3/16/2010

“This has been our 3 session with Theresa and once again we were NOT dissapointed! She does such an amazing job! We will be back!” Debbie D. (Rockingham) 2/20/2010
“i love all of the pics and megan the photographer was wonderful!! i will deffinately be back and will recommend to friends and family!!”-Katie C. (South Shore) 2/16/2010

“Joel was a terrific photographer. He really enjoyed working with our family. He should be very proud of the photos he creates. After having some mediocre experiences at other ‘chain’ stores, we will definitely be back to portrait simple!” Julie O. (Eastview) 2/13/2010
“Jay was great with the girls and truly captured their personalities.” -Sara P. (Natick) 1/31/2010

“Our photographer was Amanda, my children were at times uncooperative, and she never blinked an eye. Thank you Amanda!” -Kerri B. (Rockingham) 1/17/2010
“My sister and I came in to have pictures taken with our dog (a standard poodle) for a Christmas gift to our parents. Jodi was our photographer and she was wonderful! We were nervous about how Dexter would be in a new place, but she made him feel comfortable and relaxed. The pictures came out so beautiful and our parents cried when they saw them. They now want to order even more! We would definitely come again! Thank you :)” -Marissa B. (Rockingham) 1/8/2010