celebrating mama in 2018

Mother's Day is always a very busy time of year for me as a Motherhood photographer. I've spent nearly a decade celebrating mothers through photos and this year I'm excited to have a lot going on as a result of that work.

First up, as an Unraveled Academy Contributor I am THRILLED to present Mother Lovin' Self Care. In this course, you will learn about reasons and ways to care for yourself first so that you can give more to those who need you.

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Here's a snippet:
"Many years of my life, starting in about the fourth grade, have been spent thinking about or pursuing ways to change my body. I have spent so much mental energy thinking about my my stomach, my thighs, butt, breasts, knees, chin, nose aren’t skinny, or full, or round, or perky, or smooth or whatever the hell society has told me they should be. [...] Self portraiture is a powerful healing tool and creative exercise, and I challenge myself to get in the frame at least once a week. When I share these images, I’m not only conquering fear of disapproval, but helping other mamas feel like they aren’t alone in their skin or in their spirit."

Find out more about Unraveled Academy's membership program, and get in on my course, I'd love to see you there.


Next, I am so thrilled to share that my friend Hollie over at First Baptist Church in Rockport is hosting a Mother's Day dinner Friday, May 11th for single mothers in our community. I have previous obligations, but know that my oldest daughter, Lily, is excited to serve at this event. If you are available to help pamper these women this night, know a single mama, or are one yourself, please contact the number on this flyer for more details.

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Single mothers are among the most marginalized groups in our society, and I would love to see those in our community honored and loved.


Also in line with treating mama to some good food is the Mother's Day Brunch I am hosting with Glow.

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This popular mom-boss owned restaurant (the BEST brunch spot in town!) hosts a wonderful brunch every year and I thought it would be amazing to team up with her to celebrate motherhood in our own unique way. Make sure you give Glow a call to reserve a table and don't be shy, say hello!


And finally 

I've teamed up with Kyla Ewert Photography and Ginger Unzueta Photography to produce an inspiration guide that not only encourages you to take pictures of your children, but to spend time with them. We want you to go beyond using your children as props and fully enjoy the summer you get to have with them while using your creative gift.

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*If you love shooting everyday and are looking for some inspiration
*If you need a little extra push to get started shooting everyday, or every few days
*If you just love beautiful photography
This guide is for you.
No big girl fancy camera required

We are releasing the guide this Mother's Day (Sunday, May 13) for presale. Follow this link to get updates and be the first to know when it goes live.


In between all of these amazing events, I get to do what I love - photograph motherhood for some amazing women and their families visiting Rockport & Port Aransas this weekend. I find so much joy in photographing expecting couples, babies, and families in Rockport, Texas - For more information on these sessions, visit my shop or email me at hello@maeburke.com for more info on booking a session with me.

Authenticity Talk with Rockport Family Photographer Mae Burke

A few months back my good friend, Ginger Unzueta asked me to contribute to her presentation at Click Away 2018.

I was scheduled to speak myself, but due to family circumstances, Click Away just didn't happen for me this year.

I wanted to share with those of you who didn't get to attend Click Away (or who were unable to see this video due to technical issues) for you to get a good sense of the why/how I do what I do.
Enjoy!


Connecting with other mothers and artists is one of my very favorite things.
I took a small break from large teaching platforms to concentrate on more one on one education through portfolio reviews and mentoring, but am now ready to share with a larger audience again! I am EXTREMELY thrilled to have found Unraveled Academy, a growing online community that focuses on education for the artist as a whole. And they seem to care as much about the educators as they do the students, which is a big deal! 
If you aren't already a part of this informative, supportive community, please, join us!
I'll be teaching "Mother Loving Self-Care" this May with them and couldn't be more ready to share with y'all.

Also- if you enjoyed this fun little Ginger/Kyla/Mae mash up at CA2018... wait til summer...
We've got something that your mama heart needs/wants/can't wait for.