Mommy & Me Photoshoot | Angela

A Mom & Daughter portrait in Folsom CA

Angela answered my Mom & Me model call last month. We held our photoshoot with her little girl in Folsom CA a couple of weeks ago. I never know how children will react to me when I've never met them before, and at first, she was quiet. I was very happy (and relieved, to be honest) that she eventually felt comfortable enough to let her personality shine through! She has such a sweet disposition, but as our shoot progressed, she showed some of her spunk too. 

Little girl piggy backing her mom at a park
Mom holding her little girl who is smiling at the camera

I love when children show affection for their parents - I asked her to hug her mom, and she did so gladly. Look at her little face!

Mom holding her little girl who is squeezing her eyes shut and hugging her mom

It's so great when children are playful during photoshoots! Here she "surprised" her mom by jumping out behind her. I had originally asked her to hug her mom but she decided that popping out would be more fun. I have to agree - this photo shows so much more of her personality! 

Black and white photograph of a little girl playing behind her mom and both of them are laughing

This is one of my favorite shots from the afternoon. It's so adorable when children are still small enough to fit into tiny spaces. Here, she is peeking over a rail placed in a rectangular support - the space couldn't have been wider than 12 inches long. She fit into it easily, with room to spare! 

Little girl playing peek-a-boo over a metal rail

When I finished and sent her gallery, she replied with the sweetest message: "Oh how lovely!!! You did such a beautiful job of capturing Liv's curiosity and spunk and also our bond! Thanks SO much for the opportunity and I can't wait to share your work and business with our community! Of course I would love any other edits you have to the gallery - this was so much fun and I appreciate you taking the time for us!"

Thank you, Angela, for answering my Mom & Me Model Call! It was wonderful meeting you and your little one, and I love that the photos reflect the joy that you have spending time with each other. 

Claire Toney is a natural light photographer located in Rancho Cordova CA. She is an introvert by nature and an artist at heart, specializing in family & child lifestyle photography. The best way to book her is to send her a message at or by calling (916) 769-5482