Heartwarming photos of you with your kids aren’t frivolous...

They’re a necessity.

Because to them?

You’re too indispensable to be omitted from their past.


The Mother's Day project to make sure YOU aren’t an invisible part of their childhood.

The Suitcase Studio is offering a special mini session event for Mother's Day, celebrating mothers in Bend, Oregon&nbsp;

What is it?

Celebrate Mothers is a special photo project which creates beautiful artwork of a busy mom and her children, so you can look back when your children have grown and not regret only being behind the camera.

Imagery is mixed with your hand-written words answering, “What do you want to remember most about your children at the age they are right now?” ... AND the words or drawings from your children answering, “What do you love most about your mom?

Reserve your session HERE.

April 10, 13, and 15 in Bend, Oregon

With only THREE DATES available and extremely limited sessions each day, be sure to book your Celebrate Mothers Session before all the spots are gone!


Celebrate Mothers Session, Credit and 8x10 Package*:

  • 10-15 minute portrait session of you and your children showing off your warm, loving relationship
  • Heartwarming question + answer pages so you can remember what was most important to you about your children during this time of your life, and can feel how much your kids appreciate you with their answers.
  • $47 portrait credit toward your artwork of choice - great for hanging on your wall or giving as gifts. You'll be able to easily place your order online. See full pricing information here
  • Free 8x10 artist's choice word + image collage - The mixture of beautiful photographs and handwritten words from your children and by yourself will bring back the intricate moments of life “back when” ($95 value)

Price: $127



Dates + Times:

Tuesday, 4/10, 2:00-3:30 pm

Friday, 4/13, 2:00-3:30 pm

Sunday, 4/15, 10:00-11:30 am + 2:00-3:30 pm

CLICK HERE to see exact session times still available.



Gray & Mae Studios

(NO walk-ins will be accepted. Please reserve your session time here.)


* Sessions are non-refundable.

* $97 is the session retainer.

* Portrait credit must be used within 2 weeks of the online gallery of images going online. After that time, the credit will be forfeited.

Celebrate Mothers FAQ's:


How do we book?

See the available session dates/times and reserve your session here. You can select from session times remaining, and check out with a credit card.


What should we wear?

I'll send out detailed info on what to wear after you book your session! Tips include why you SHOULDN’T be “matchy-matchy” and instead, how to balance a color palette of multiple colors and patterns that look great together.


What is the "8x10 artists choice word + image collage?"

This is a collage of you and your child(ren)’s answers from the session. (An example is shared above on this page.) The documents you create during the session are scanned and combined in a collage with my favorite image from your session. This 8x10 is heartwarming, and really what the session is all about! 


How do I use my print credit and order more prints/products from the session?

Within 2 weeks after your session, your images will be uploaded to an online gallery. You'll be notified through email, and will have two weeks to use your print credit and order your images. Click here for full pricing information.


Will I get my purchases in time to give them as gifts for Mother's Day?

Yes... as long as your order is placed within FOUR DAYS of your gallery going LIVE, you'll receive your prints/products in time to gift them for Mother's Day. Any orders placed after this time are NOT guaranteed to be delivered in time for Mother's Day.


When should we arrive?

I recommend arriving 10 minutes prior to your scheduled session time so that you have time to shed the jackets and acclimate to your surroundings before diving in front of the camera! Since the sessions are on such a tight schedule, anyone arriving more than 5 minutes late for their session will forfeit their session retainer.


What happens if we need to cancel or reschedule?

Because I have such a limited time frame for these portraits, the session retainer is non-refundable. If I have more available dates specific to the Celebrate Mothers sessions, I can reschedule as long as you give me at least 48 hours' notice. No-shows forfeit the entire session retainer. Anybody more than 5 minutes late for their session will also forfeit their session retainer.


Can I give this session as a gift to my wife or mother?

Absolutely! Just go through the checkout process and book at this link, using your own information. After you successfully purchase the session, send me an email at michelle@thesuitcasestudio.com letting me know you are using this as a gift, so I can get the participant's info.


Can I include me, my kids, my mother, my siblings, or my grandmother?

You sure can... however, any group with more than 5 people need to purchase two back-to-back sessions. A larger group will take longer to photograph, to fill out the question and answer form, etc. You will get the complete benefit of two sessions (with double the product credit and two identical word and image collages).


Can I include my husband or partner?

This special event is just for the moms + kids of all ages. If you're interested in getting pictures of the entire family, please contact me to get the conversation started! 

Ready to Play?

Click below to reserve your CELEBRATE MOTHERS session.