Sweet Mother and Son Portrait Session in the Jardin du Luxembourg | English Speaking Family Portrait Photographer in Paris, Katie Donnelly Photography

There really isn’t anything more special than those small, quiet moments between mother and child. Between this sweet little one’s curls to the way his beautiful mama dotes on him, I was in absolute heaven during this portrait session!

With Mother’s Day coming up (or, for our friends in the UK, just behind us) these portraits are such a loving reflection of the bond a mother has with her sons and daughters. Mothering comes in so many different forms in this world, but at their very core they’re all based in selfless love. Mamas can be the ones who gave birth, the ones who brought a child into their home, the ones who support the children in their lives with gentle care and a sympathetic ear — there are so many ways to mother. May we all be so fortunate as to have the opportunity to provide that love to the little ones in our lives!

As we eagerly await the arrival of our little girl in just a few weeks’ time, I’m looking forward to the next step of motherhood with her, everything she will teach me and what I can teach her!


For this portrait session, we met up in the Jardin du Luxembourg on a beautiful morning in August. We all had so much fun running around, jumping, and watching the ducks quack and paddle along in the water.


We were so happy to join in on this special moment, and to create a beautiful artisan portrait collection and framed print of her favorite shots of her little guy!


Katie & The KDP Team