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Picture-Perfect Gifts for Mother’s Day

What woman doesn’t love a good photo op? Spoil the mama you adore this Mother’s Day with splendid “camera-ready,” Wisconsin-based gifts she will treasure long after the annual celebration in her honor has concluded.

Miriam Bulcher Photography

Glam Photo Session with Miriam Bulcher Photography

Give Mom her own moment to shine during a luxury photography session at Miriam Bulcher’s Madison studio. “Clients come to me because they know they will be taken care of: it’s a full-service photoshoot including personalized wardrobe styling according to body type, professional hair, makeup—and a customized photoshoot based on her wants and what she envisions.” And she feels strongly that every woman deserves to feel like a celebrity and to love themselves in front of the camera. “My goal is to give every woman the best photos she’s ever had of herself by turning what may have been a ‘meh’ experience in front of the camera previously into a ‘wow’ experience!”

Stylish Pics via Parabo Press

Photo-themed gifts can be  extra-special because they’re customized to your family and the amazing mother you’re honoring. “Turning your photos into gifts is a super-sweet way to remind Mom of all the fun you’ve had and let her know there’s even more good times to come,” says Parabo Press CEO Laurel Link. “A giant 3-ft.-by-4-ft. Engineer Print of your favorite family photo really says I love you BIG time, Mom.” And while a photo calendar filled with memories will give her smiles all year round, Parabo Press calendars can luckily start any month you choose.

Geographical Gems from JNJ Craftworks

Artist Jesse Kennedy’s Wisconsin-themed maps are drawn freehand, without tracing or projecting, on Italian parchment paper. This artistic endeavor, which originated from a lifelong love of geography and history, JNJ Craftworks’ owner Jerina Vincent is now proud to sell at her specialty boutique in Verona. Maps focus on an array of landmarks and businesses including state parks and forests, wineries, lakes, bike trails, breweries and waterfalls. So pick the one Mom is likely to adore for its aesthetic as much as for new day trip inspo.

ArrowStar Photography

Posh Pet Portraits by ArrowStar Photography

“Whether you have a new puppy, a rescue, or your dog is a senior citizen, I would love to create a beautiful portrait of your fur baby,” says Shalicia Johnson, owner of Madison-based ArrowStar Photography. As a dog mom and passionate animal rights advocate, Johnson is well-equipped to put any pet at ease while capturing a heart-warming snapshot sure to make mom smile for years to come. “Pets have always been a part of my family and treated with high regard,” says Johnson. ArrowStar Photography even recently held a pet-themed charity event (Pooch Playoffs), raising $1,800 for Bob’s House for Dogs—a rescue and adoption center for senior dogs near Eau Claire, WI.

Pinterest-worthy Craft Kits courtesy The DIY DISCO

Maybe your fave mother is interested in learning a new DIY technique—or simply would love to carve out a little creative time for herself. Whatever her craft of choice, provide artsy materials to get started on the next project. “Throughout the pandemic, so many of the amazing mamas in our lives have put their downtime activities on hold and focused their creative energy on keeping everyone else around them happy and healthy,” says The DIY DISCO founder Krista Bach. “Now it’s time to give back! Our At-Home DIY Craft Kits make fabulous Mother’s Day gift ideas for any maker (or non-maker) ladies in your life.” Be sure to take a pic of her gorgeous project once completed to post on Pinterest board of Mom’s choosing.

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