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San Juan Capistrano Mini-Session [Mother’s Day] / Orange County Family Photographer

With Mother’s Day this weekend, I just had to share this sweet session of Kelli, her daughter Sierra and Kelli’s Mom, Sue. I love these three SO much!

Kelli and I have been best friends for 20 years and growing along with her has been one of my life’s biggest joys. We spent basically every awake moment of high-school together, before school and after school. We had this special notebook that we would write to each other in and we would pass it back and forth all day long. This is how we communicated in the 90’s people! Remember? No iPhones, no Texting, no Snaps- straight UP folded notes and our special notebook. Oh, if that notebook could talk. Oh, the stories. The memories. The inside jokes that were made back then that have us in tears even now. I don’t know how I would’ve done life without her and truly don’t know how I would do it now. This bond forever ingrained in me with this beautiful MOM is one I cherish more than words. Through high-school, heart break, parties, trying to make sense of it all (mostly me), to frantic calls asking if I should be on the 5 South or 5 North if I’m headed to San Diego, to college and graduation and starting to make sense of this life, building careers and getting engaged and all of the fun events that followed and going through marriage and being pregnant together and raising babies. I’ve always been able to rely on Kelli for her presence when I’ve needed her most, for the love she’s always shown, for the bluntness that I need, for being my confidant and my cheerleader, for being real and for always being a true friend. And for pushing me to go on an all girls trip last Summer to NYC when it was exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. Friendships like these are priceless and one of life’s biggest blessings.

So, it was such an amazing day when I got to photograph this group! Sue is such an awesome Mom and Grandma. Truly one of the best I’ve ever known. I love watching the relationship between Kelli and her Mom and Sierra and her Grandma. This is what love looks like. And what’s so great is that her kids will say the same thing. They love and appreciate their Mom so much.  She would do anything for her family. And I’ve been lucky enough to have her in my life as a HUGE support as well. She’s been there for me during life’s hard moments and she stayed right there. Anyone who knows Sue knows what a huge heart she has and to be able to witness her loving on her grand babies is precious!

And life continues to bless this family; check out these photos to see how!!

Happy Mother’s Day Kelli & Sue! So glad you have these memories to hold.


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