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my sweet boy

He is my firstborn. The child that made me a mother. The newborn that we fumbled over and the one that we have probably made more “mistakes” on than I care to admit. But we must be doing *something* right, because we couldn’t be prouder of his character and who he is becoming. We feel so fortunate to be his parents and firmly believe that God has given him a special set of characteristics that will one day be used mightily. He is my leader. My outgoing one, my encourager. My tenderhearted, passionate one who literally OVERFLOWS with joy. His sweet teacher this year calls him her “joy pill,” because his joy knows no bounds.

I never thought in a million years that the girly girl that I am would be a boy mom, and much less enjoy it, but my sweet Max has certainly changed my mind there, which is a good thing because we will be welcoming ANOTHER BOY to our family in July. We are a little shocked, as we all were convinced (and I mean go ahead and paint the nursery pink convinced) that we were having another girl, but super excited for all the new boy adventures that will be coming our way. We love you, Maxwell and are so proud of you. If this next little boy turns out half as sweet as you, we’ll be in pretty good shape! ;)

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  1. ky says: Max is such a handsome boy! Love those photos...and congratulations on your new baby boy! That is such exciting news. I love being a boy mom! Ky on 01.25.14 @ 5:21 pm

meant to be

So last year, this sweet family and I planned to have our session in the Arts District downtown, and it was just not meant to be. You might remember how we had to make a last minute detour due to some unscheduled events in our planned meeting spot. So this year, we were determined to make our original plan work, and after a reschedule (for yet another unplanned event!), we finally were able to make it happen. Our time together is always wonderful, but I’m so glad that we finally got our Arts District session. Some things are just simply worth the wait.

Miss. L is almost *exactly* one year older than my little girl, and it is such a delight to be with her and see what my sweet pea will be doing this time next year. And as you can see, Miss. L is not only a beautiful child (a given with such attractive parents!), but she has the most vibrant, fun personality. I’m so glad we let her loose to splash and roll in the water at the end of our session. I just love her jest for life!

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  1. Ashlee Lauren Photography says: What a fun time! Great session. :D on 01.9.14 @ 8:50 pm

  2. Amy Liscomb says: Hi Lauren. I came across these photos of the little girl in the water on Pinterest tonight. I was in love immediately. I love your style and was very excited to find out the shots were in Dallas. I live in the mid-cities and am always on the look out for new spots. I live closer to Fort Worth and generally head in that direction but you have inspired me to venture east more often. You are very talented. on 02.24.14 @ 8:38 pm

at home

Hanging out with this sweet family is always such a treat, and this day was certainly no exception! Their home and family are so welcoming, and I never want to leave when our time together is done. I could spend hours (and have!) chatting with this wonderful mamma, and how we never met in the *lawyer world* is beyond me. But one thing is certain, this is one lucky little girl to be surrounded by such beauty, love and warmth, and I’m sure she’ll grow up to be all that and so much more!

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Remembering the Past While Looking Forward to the Future

You might remember that 2011 was not the easiest year for our little family. Yes, about this time last year, I was quite excited to say goodbye to 2011 and start a brand new year. A new year filled with new opportunities, new beginnings and new blessings. And while 2012 was much gentler and kinder to our family, as I stop to reflect back on what it was, I find that I’m most thankful not for the great blessings and “high moments” but for the hardships of the year before. For, you see, it was through those difficulties, perhaps because of them, that my perspective improved, was placed back where it belongs. I have always been a planner and a dreamer, but I have not always been the best at slowing down and cherishing my today, at counting my everyday blessings one at a time. So in 2012, I resolved to live more fully where God has placed me, to be mindful of and thankful for the divine blessings sprinkled throughout each everyday. And while I certainly didn’t do it perfectly, I am so thankful for my “new” perspective and can’t wait to discover what 2013 has in store for us! A belated Happy New Year to everyone — may 2013 be rich in everyday blessings for you! :)

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Get Well Wishes From a Wonderful Husband

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What a difference a few months makes!!

I had the pleasure of re-visiting one of my precious newborn clients recently and was floored when I was met by a crawling little man. You are not supposed to be crawling yet, sweet boy! Look out, mom and dad, this one is going to be a mover and shaker for sure!

And to highlight how behind I am on my blogging, I haven’t posted his sweet newborn session yet or his beautiful mammas maternity photos. I just love looking back at all these and seeing the loving anticipation as they looked forward to becoming a family of three and the love, joy and awe that each parent feels during those first days after their baby’s debut. O’s, your love for each other and your sweet baby boy is palatable and certainly becomes you. Thank you for trusting me to capture these special milestones for you — what an honor.

And doesn’t this mamma have the greatest sense of color and style?!? If I ever redecorate, I want her help! :)

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All drippy wet

As she was gleefully running through (and rolling in!) the water, she turned to me and with the most enthusiastic little voice and said, “this is the drippiest photo session I have EVER been to!” Best quote of the night, hands down!

And you have no idea just how *drippy* she got. :)

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Election Night Trifectas

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Holiday Minis, Take One

What a great evening we had at my first round of Holiday Mini-Sessions this year! Beautiful weather, two beautiful families, lots of giggles and fun — what more could we ask for?! Be watching your mailboxes — your CD and prints will be there soon! :)

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Little Red & Her Wolf

My children *love* dressing up. Any day, all day, for any reason, so Halloween is naturally a fun-filled event at our house each year, and this year was certainly no exception! But it was a bitter-sweet year for mamma for sure, because this will most likely mark the last year that I’m able to have a big say in their costumes. Well, at least, *his* costumes. He’s six, you see, and six year olds would much rather be warewolfs than “big bad wolfs” (yes, that’s what he told his friends at school), so I’m pretty sure that this mamma’s Halloween, outfit coordinating, picture taking days might officially be over. Sniff, sniff. ;(

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  1. Grandmom says: They are the cutest fairy tale characters ever! Unfortunately "little boys" grow up to be "big boys" with very definite ideas about what they want to be, however, the "big boys" are also lots of fun, just different ways. on 11.2.12 @ 2:14 pm