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At-Home Mother and Son Session [Bonnie & Samuel] / San Clemente Baby Photographer

I was so fortunate to photograph my sweet friend Bonnie and her beautiful son, Samuel. Bonnie wanted to document this special time in her life with her baby boy so while Sammy’s Daddy was at work, we focused in on Mother and Son and the bond that they share. I just love At-Home Sessions for this very reason- they are so intimate and allow for the authenticity of a relationship to truly shine through.

Bonnie and I have been friends through working our way through college as servers at the same close-knit family restaurant (Iva Lee’s), to navigating around our often confusing but always fun early 20’s, there were some rough life moments in between and always the best of times when we were roommates in our previous single lives ;-). I have to say though, nothing has been more meaningful then watching Bonnie become a mother. All who know her, know that this is what she was meant to do but seeing it come to life has been an honor.

Bonnie and her husband, Erik love to travel. They both have even lived abroad in various countries for various amounts of time. It’s only natural that they would make their son’s nursery travel themed. From the gorgeous globe, to the bright-colored tapestries and the unique framed art work, this nursery is such a dream. So well done and so them.

Samuel has the brightest blue eyes, the most squeezable chubby cheeks, the cutest “I’m teething” drool running down his perfect little double-chin, but what I love most about these images is the love that you feel radiating from this pair. There is nothing as intoxicating then a Mother’s love for her child. As we are reminded all too often, these moments are fleeting. I’m so happy that Bonnie will have these memories to keep with her always.




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