Mother’s Day Photo Props

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Yesterday my boys were in rare form. We had a bit of a crazy day. Silly moods, poor listening, delayed obedience… you get the idea.

To change the mood I had this great idea to take the kids to the park and take Mother’s Day pictures. Really, Matthew was the one who was most interested so I ensure his clothes were tidy and off we went.

By the time we arrived, Nick and Luke decided they wanted to participate in the pictures and Matthew was in the silliest mood you can imagine.

The story of my life.

i love mom hallmark photo prop

I have this Mother’s Day picture frame from Hallmark. It came with these printed hearts and some ribbon.

You can string the hearts to say We Love You. We Love Mom. I Love Mom. I Love You.

Super cute. It makes the easiest photo prop and you do not have to be a professional photographer to use it.

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Nick had thrown on play clothes since he initially did not want to be in the pictures.

But, he is a child who always wants to please. He has the kindest heart and there was no way I could pass up the opportunity to get a picture of these three guys together.

Luke attempted to get his brothers in order and in line to take a picture. We had removed the ribbon from the photo prop and each boy was holding a heart in their hand.

Matthew was silly as ever (as you can see).

Nick, was  Mr. Pleaser.

And Antony stood behind me with my keys shaking them in my ear to get their attention as if we were photographing 6 month of babies. (Anthony is way too cool for this picture….)

We were a hot mess!

A sweet lady and her toddler were at the park watching us. I am sure she thought we were nuts.

happy mothers day outtakes

I decided we should head back home and change Nick’s clothes since he really wanted to be in the picture. He kept begging his twin brother to trade shirts with him.

He put on his handsome clothes.

And we combed his hair.

Back to the park we went.

And here is the sweetest boy with the kindest heart.

we love mom happy mothers day

Oh, Matthew.

He really is a ham.

He leaves me at a loss for words.


(See where he chopped the front of his hair a week or so ago?  This was AFTER we got haircuts….)

hallmark mothers day photo props

And Luke…. so charming.

Always photogenic.

we love mom happy mothers day


For the record, I’ve never lived a day in my house without laughing.

My boys always crack me up. Even in the simplest ways.

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This would make the perfect picture for grandparents as well!

Have you thought about making a trip to Hallmark for Mother’s Day gifts?


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(Did you know that Hallmark carries a beautiful collection of Mother’s Day gift ideas?  I am in love. This frame is really cool- it’s a one of a kind gift!  Check it out the next time you are in a store. Feel free to read my disclosure. For more information about Hallmark and their products, visit You can also follow them on Facebook: and on Twitter: I am!)


  1. What great pictures that you will treasure for always!

  2. I am loving all of these pictures! I have 3 kids so this would be perfect for us – and I rreally need some updated pictures. Thanks for the idea!

    1. Aren’t those props so precious? They came with the picture frame. Brilliant idea!

  3. Love the hearts!! Matthew cracks me up! Such a cute idea as always Crystal!

    1. Lynn- Matthew is really becoming more and more comical as he gets older. He comes by it naturally…

  4. They are so adorable Crystal. Love the props too from Hallmark. It’s the first time that I’ve seen all three boys on the blog together. Your son in the middle looks like a character. He is cracking me up with those faces.

    1. Lisa- with all of our kids it is really hard to get all of them together in one picture together. They are so wild.

  5. These photos are awesome! Your boys are adorable. You just gave me a great idea to take photos of my grandbabies for my daughter (their mom). Enjoy these times, Crystal! They fly by so fast!

    1. Thank you Jeanie. And I agree- we blink and miss it. It makes me weep when I think about it. I want them to stay little forever!
      How exciting that this gave you an idea for your daughter! I hope you and she have an awesome Mother’s Day!

  6. Thanks for sharing a part of your day with us. Those boys are so cute! This is a great idea and such a nice keepsake for moms. We do thank you notes this way–it is easier–but in the end more meaningful as well 🙂

  7. Your boys are absolutely adorable Crystal! I love those photo props too! Just think what great memories you will have when you look back at those pictures in a few years. Happy Mother’s Day!

  8. What a cute idea. I have never seen this from Hallmark. I love all your pictures.

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