Mom & Me Photoshoot | Laureina

I met Laureina about 6 years ago when my son was in Kindergarten. Her 2 twin boys were still riding in a stroller (!) When I learned that she also had 3 daughters, I remember wondering where in the world she got her energy! She is also one of the kindest and patient people I know, so I was very happy to be able to photograph her with her children for a Mom & Me Photoshoot.

Mom with her 5 children sitting on a bridge in Folsom CA

Her boys are now in kindergarten and her oldest is about to graduate from 8th grade. Her twin girls will be graduating next year. They are growing up to be such beautiful young ladies!

a closeup of three girls smiling for the camera
A mom and her daughter hugging and looking at the camera

I love capturing the sweet relationship between moms and their daughters; add 2 rambunctious brothers to the mix and you have a very energized but loving photo session. 

A mom and her 5 children hugging on a bridge at Folsom CA

We met in Old Folsom. It's an area I use often - it has a lot of different backdrops as well as areas where children can run around. 

I laughed whenever my directions were interpreted incorrectly, or not at all. Take the photo below for instance. I told her boys to run to their mom and give her a hug from behind. Kyler decided instead to cuddle on her lap. Not exactly what I was thinking but we went with it. 

A mom with her two sons, one of them is on her lap in a fetal position

They wanted to "try again" which resulted in the photo below. I forgot to mention that Laureina has a great laugh, and I can still hear it when I look at her face as her boys followed my directions this time and looked at the camera so I could take this shot. Something tells me that they just liked the idea of running back and forth on the bridge LOL!

Two boys smiling at the camera next to their mom who is laughing

Thank you Laureina for answering my Mom & Me Model Call! It was so nice to see you and I am glad all of you enjoyed our photoshoot. 

Claire Toney is a professional photographer serving Folsom, Rancho Cordova, Sacramento, El Dorado Hills, Granite Bay, Carmichael, and all surrounding Northern California areas. She will be offering Mom & Me Photo Sessions in May. To get notified of when the sign ups will be, join her email list below. To contact her directly, send her a message at, call her at (916) 769-5482 or click the purple button on the side of the page.