On April 21 we hosted our 5th annual Mother’s Day Photoshoot with Stepping Stones! It is always such a blessing to be able to give these girls a day that is all about them. It is usually a day full of excitement and a little bit of chaos, and this year was no exception.
We arrived at the church early on Saturday morning to set up and prepare for the girls and our makeup artist to arrive. The first issue arose when I tried to open the door and I couldn't get my key to work. Frantically we started trying to call people who could come and open the building up for us but nobody was answering. Quickly we sprung into action coming up with a plan b which involved moving the entire photoshoot from the south side of Edmonton to the north side! Phone calls were made, girls were given the new arrangements and we planned to start just a little later. Just as soon as the last phone call was made I received a message from another staff member who was able to get us in! We called everyone back again and let them know the original plan was back on and we would see them shortly!
After the chaos of the morning, we went in and got everything set up in time for the makeup artist to arrive and begin working on the first moms makeup. The moms started arriving and were greeted with food and coffee and given the opportunity to relax and get ready while the kids played. Shortly after 10:00 our photographer arrived and we made the decision to move the photos from outdoors to inside due to weather. It was a little bit crazy getting everything set up but soon we were ready for photos! We managed to get all the moms and their little ones in for photos rather smoothly and before we knew it, the day was done! Another year is in the books and we wouldn’t have been able to do it without the help of some amazing volunteers! Navreet, who came out and did makeup for all the moms. Jenne, who came out for the second year to do photos of the moms. Linda, who came out and helped watch all of the children so the moms could enjoy their day. And Andre who came out to help clean up at the end of the day. We wouldn’t have been able to do it without these amazing volunteers! We’re already looking forward to next year!