At the start of 2017, I set my sights on finding a way to thank the clients who have entrusted me with documenting their most precious thing – their family – for the last 7 years. I’ve never seen another photographer attempt an event like this, but I wanted it to be about more than just photography. I wanted it to be something I would LOVE as a mom, but never take the time to do for myself. Of course, the first thing that came to mind was a vacation to the Grand Cayman. But short of getting on a plane, I think this was a fabulous solution.
Last week I hosted KKP’s first annual Mom Appreciation Day at my favorite children’s boutique in Boston, CouCou. If you haven’t been into this magical store, I highly recommend making it a destination for your next trip into the South End. Gorgeous, handmade clothes and toys largely imported from across the pond given this store an Euro flair that’s unlike anything I have come across in Boston. There’s even a kid-friendly space in back, where toddler yoga and local moms meet to share community.
The event was designed to be an indulgent handful of hours on a Sunday afternoon, for the moms who choose to make their families, part of the KKP family. 90 minutes of private shopping included 15% off the entire boutique, champagne while you shop, and complimentary massages – YES – complimentary massages! I even had one sweet dad take a stroll in for a shoulder rub when he heard how much fun his wife was having 🙂 I loved getting to catch up with so many of my families and I was thrilled so many moms were able to come and truly take a moment for themselves. There’s nothing better than giving back to the people who support your passion every single day.
Special thanks to Astrid Motsenigos, owner of CouCou, for hosting the event so beautifully. A million hugs to Leah Haydock Photography, who spent the afternoon with us taking these gorgeous images.
Karen is an award-winning, Boston-based photographer specializing in documenting and preserving family history. You can see more of her work online at www.kkpforlife.com, on Instagram or on Facebook. If you’d like to contact her directly, you can find her at firstname.lastname@example.org.