10 photos every mother would love
Make your mother's day with photos she'll cherish forever
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Surprise your mother with a special photo gift. But not just any photo—we’ve come up with 10 pictures that any mother would love. These are photographs that she will treasure for a lifetime—the kind of pictures that are destined to become cherished family keepsakes.
A photo that captures her child's personality
"My daughter is 100% herself, all the time. She grabs life with both arms, enthusiastically. I hope she still feels this way when she's all grown up. What a blessing!"
Take it: To capture your family's personality, forget unnatural poses and look for candid moments of everyone having fun together. Get more techniques for taking great family photos.
Print it: A wireless-enabled printer makes it easy for the entire family to use one printer—saving you both money and space. Visit the HP wireless printer buying guide to explore all your wireless printing options.
Share it: It's easy to e-mail photos that friends and family can enjoy—without bogging down their inbox. Find out how to resize photos for e-mailing.
A photo of her kids being affectionate
“Having two children can be challenging, but when I look at this picture and am reminded of how much they loved each other from the very beginning, I wouldn’t have it any other way.”
Take it: Get your camera close and fill your frame with your subject for a more intimate and powerful picture. You can also crop your photo in closer later, using the large touchscreen on a printer like the HP Photosmart 6510 e-All-in-One.
Print it: HP Advanced Photo Paper, 4" x 6" with tabs, dries instantly for smudge-free, wall-worthy prints. The perforated tabs make for easy handling (and fewer fingerprints).
A photo of herself as a little girl
“I love this picture of myself taking a bath in the sink—I preferred it to the bathtub. It was one of those everyday moments I still recall vividly—and I find myself thinking back to it when I give my own daughter a bath now.”
Take it: Gather a handful of Mom’s favorite childhood photos—ones where her personality really shines through. Then see if you can find or take a similar one of her child or grandchild.
Share it: Display the photo, on a wall or in a scrapbook, next to a photo of her little girl at the same age. Learn more about scrapbooking with photos.
A photo of her with her kids—all grown up
“What mother wouldn’t love this photo? My baby boys, so handsome and grown up, but still as sweet as they were when they were babies.”
Take it: Create an annual family photo day. Shoot portraits of each family member on the same day each year. Or pick one day every month to do a quick photo shoot.
Print it: If you’re printing many copies of a photo, you can save up to 40% on your printing with Original HP XL Ink cartridges.1
Share it: Some HP printers, such as the HP Photosmart 7510 e-All-in-One, allow you to upload photos to Snapfish directly from your memory card using the printer’s large, intuitive touchscreen—no PC required!2
A photo of itty-bitty baby feet
“Who can resist a photo with little baby feet? Not me. I guess I’m a sucker for my husband’s toes, too.”
Take it: Sometimes you can best express a strong relationship by zeroing in on specific elements or details, like feet.
Print it: Sepia tone can give pictures a warm, antique feeling. Add this color effect using the in-printer photo editing feature available on select HP printers.
Share it: Many photos, especially those capturing important moments, benefit from a larger, 8" x 10" format. Discover how to print affordable 8" x 10" photos.
A photo of a treasured object from her youth
“This car symbolizes my youth. It wasn’t very nice but it was fast, and it had a great stereo. I looked so cool in it! We ended up getting rid of it not long after our first child was born.”
Scan it: Bring cherished memories back. Scan faded or damaged family photos and repair them using photo editing software. Learn how to restore a photo in five steps.
Print it: Try HP Photo Value Packs for a cost-effective way to print your restored photos. You get the perfect amounts of ink and paper in one convenient package.
Share it: Preserve your mother’s favorite old photos for future generations to enjoy. Scan them to archive on long-lasting discs. We’ll show you how to archive photos to DVD.
A photo of her child with his/her father
“This is my favorite picture of our daughter as a newborn—it makes me smile (and sometimes cry) every time I look at it. I catch my husband staring at it all the time, too!”
Take it:There are few moments as memorable as a parent holding his/her newborn. Get more tips for taking better baby pictures.
Print it: If you plan to frame a photo, print it on matte paper to reduce the reflected glare that can sometimes reflect off framed glass. Get more tips for choosing photo paper.
Share it: A fantastic photo is a gift in itself. But you can make the gift even more meaningful by simply including a card, poem or letter that describes how the photo makes you feel or the memories it brings to mind. Get more tips for celebrating mom with photos.
A photo of herself that she loves
“I was very resistant to having my photo taken at first. Especially so close up. But I love this picture now.”
Take it: Stick to solid colors when dressing for a portrait; busy patterns or designs (such as stripes) can be distracting. Learn more tricks for looking your best in photos.
Share it: Facebook is an ideal place to share your photos with friends and family. Use these tips to ensure you're posting your best pictures on Facebook, especially the one that serves as your online first impression—your profile picture!
A photo that makes her laugh
“Love my son’s goofy face in this picture. It’s become a family classic. We sent one out in every holiday card that year!”
Take it: You really can't take too many photos—the more you snap, the better your chances of getting a great shot.
Print it: These days, some of the best candid shots come from cell phones. Learn how to print cell phone pictures.
Share it: HP ePrint is a mobile printing feature (available on all HP Photosmart e-All-in-Ones) that allows you to print from virtually anywhere by e-mailing photos and documents directly to an HP ePrint-enabled printer—using a smartphone, tablet, or other device with e-mail capabilities.3
So you can instantly share memories—send a photo of your child’s funny face directly to Grandma’s printer two states away! Watch this video to see how HP ePrint works.
A photo of herself and her mother
“My mother and I are so much alike. We have the same eyes, and the same mouth and laugh. You can tell all of those things in this one picture.”
Take it: If you always have your eyes closed in photos, try this: Blink halfway through a count of three (if the photographer gives you one) so that your eyes won’t be mid-blink for the shot.
Print it: Is there a photo of you and your mother that you love? Easily print several copies with the affordable HP Deskjet 3520 e-All-in-One.
Share it: Print photos of Mom and the kids on magnet paper (available at many office supply stores or online). Tuck them into her Mother's Day card, or create a surprise refrigerator art show with magnets.
Print your family photos with an HP printer
Whether putting family photos in frames, posting them on the fridge, or creating a unique wall arrangement, you’ll want stunning prints. The following HP e-All-in-Ones offer high-quality photo printing, along with the convenience of HP ePrint—so you can print from your smartphone or tablet from virtually anywhere—and wireless printing.3,4
- Print, scan, copy
- 2" mono touchscreen
- ISO print speed up to 8 pages per minute (ppm) black, 7.5 ppm color5
- Print, scan, copy
- 3.5" color touchscreen
- ISO print speed up to 11 ppm black, 7.5 ppm color6
- Automatic photo tray holds up to 20 pages
- Print, scan, copy, and eFax (send faxes without a phone line)
- 4.3" color touchscreen
- ISO print speed up to 13.5 ppm black, 9 ppm color6
- Automatic photo tray holds up to 20 pages
- Lab-quality photos from 5 individual inks
Visit the HP Printer buying guide to see the entire selection of HP Printers and All-in-Ones.
- Have a camera full of photos? Learn how easy it is to print photos from your digital camera's memory card.
- Get 10 tips for creating perfect photo prints at home.
- Discover the equipment and supplies you need for high-quality 4" x 6" and 5" x 7" photo prints.
- 1Compared with the standard, single HP ink cartridges. See: http://www.hp.com/go/learnaboutsupplies.
- 2Requires a wireless access point and an Internet connection to the printer. Services may require registration. App availability varies by country, language and agreements. For details, http://www.hp.com/go/ePrintCenter.
- 3Requires an Internet connection to the printer; may require a wireless access point with usage fees/data plans, registration, firmware upgrade, etc. ePrint setup requires email and internet access and works with any Internet-connected, email-capable device. Print times and connection speeds may vary. Some smartphones and tablets require data plan purchase. For HP ePrint details, see http://www.hp.com/go/ePrintCenter.
- 4Wireless performance is dependent upon physical environment and distance from access point, and may be limited during active VPN connections.
- 5After first page or after first set of ISO test pages. For more information, see hp.com/go/printerclaims.
- 6ISO speeds measured using ISO/IEC 24734 or ISO/IEC 29183. Excludes first page or first set of test documents. For more information, see hp.com/go/printerclaims. Exact speed varies depending on the system configuration, software application, driver, and document complexity.
In this article:
- Capture a child’s personality ›
- Kids being affectionate ›
- A photo of herself as a child ›
- A photo of her kids, grown up ›
- A photo of baby feet ›
- A treasured object ›
- A photo of her child with dad ›
- A photo of herself ›
- Make her laugh ›
- A photo of herself & her mom ›
- Find an HP printer ›
- Learn more ›