Adults with young children take twice as many photos with their children as they do with their mother – one in five say they haven’t posed with their mother in six months
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According to research, the average adult takes just seven photos with their mother each year.
A study of 2,000 adults who are in a relationship with their mother found that two-thirds (65%) feel they need to make more of an effort to care for them throughout the year.
More than one in five stated that they had not taken a picture with their mother for more than six months.
And 15% admitted it’s been years since they posed for a picture together.
But those who have children of their own estimate they take twice as many pictures – 13 – with their own children.
Over half of adults (55%) said they would like to take more photos with their mother than they currently do.
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Buzz Bingo commissioned the research to launch its new “Royal Photoshoot” service for mothers and their adult children, allowing them to be photographed by a royal snapper.
Gavin and Stacey star Joanna Page and her mother Susan Page were among the first to receive the royal treatment – they had their picture taken by Anthony Jones.
Joanna Page said, “To see my mother sitting on the throne with her own crown and a glass of fizz was just glorious.”
The study also found that more than half would like to take more photos with their mothers to keep as a souvenir.
And one in five would like to post more pictures of their parents on their social media channels.
But 54% value the pictures they have, and 38% cite them as one of their most prized possessions.
Almost one in five therefore believes that a framed family photo would be a great gift for Mother’s Day.
A spokesman for Buzz Bingo said: “Research has shown that people tend to buy classic gifts for mothers, such as chocolates and flowers, but would like to do something different to make mothers feel like royalty on Mother’s Day.
“It can be difficult to find inspiration for the perfect gift to show mom how much you care, but we often underestimate the power of smaller, more personal things that actually make a big impact — like a simple photo.”
It also seems that many mums enjoy having their picture taken, as 30% said being photographed makes them feel special – or more specifically, ‘like royalty’.
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Other ways that moms feel that way are having dinner cooked for them (42%) and being surprised with a day trip (23%).
Other popular gifts include flowers, chocolates, plants, clothing, and jewelry, according to the study conducted by OnePoll.
The spokesperson for Buzz Bingo added: “Research shows that even though everyone has a smartphone camera in their pocket, we forget to capture special moments with parents.
“That’s why we’re launching a Mother’s Day service, where adults can have their picture taken with their mother by a real royal photographer.
“They can literally be treated like royalty sitting on a throne complete with robe, crown and scepter for a snap they’ll never forget.”
The ‘Royal Photoshoot’ service will be offered this Sunday from 3pm to 5pm on a first come, first served basis at the bingo chain’s Tooting Venue.
THE TOP 20 WAYS MOMS ARE TREATMENT ON MOTHER’S DAY:
- A plant
- A book
- pampering products
- gift card
- cosmetic products
- A cup
- Framed picture of the family
- Tickets for an event
- food basket
- A day of adventure
- A weekend away
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