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Archive for April, 2011

where the wildflowers are

Or perhaps more appropriate in our case, where the “wild things” (a.k.a. Reynolds children) are. About once every six months, I try to carve out some time to take my own two kiddos out on a photo session of our own. Without fail, these photo sessions never go the way I have planned them in my head. I always envision for us what I hope all my sessions are — capturing family connections, stages, chemistry, love in a relaxed and beautiful way. I imagine all the things I want to document that are unique to where we are now — the sweet love that is between them, the mischievous yet endearing twinkle in Max’s eye, the baby chub Madeleine still sports that I know won’t be there this time next year, their wild imaginations, the curiosity and wonder with which they approach the world. But they are so on to me by now and generally resist all well laid plans of their mother!

I have to admit that I was a bit frustrated as we left the beautiful field we drove about 40 minutes outside of town to find. We were not the only family there that day taking the obligatory bluebonnet pics, and as all the other children were oh so nicely smiling for their parent’s cameras, there were my two crazies running about imagining there were ghosts coming to get them in the field of flowers (hence the exaggerated screams from Madeleine). Really….ghosts in wildflower fields….what on earth will they come up with next?!? But as I sat down to edit a few of these, I realized that I accomplished exactly what I set out to — capturing my two little wonders exactly how they are…crazy, wonderful and unique. I love absolutely *everything* about these two.

Bet you can’t guess which one I ordered in a huge 20×30 for my dining room wall!

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  1. Lori Hale says: Absolutely breathtaking, Lauren!! I love them!! on 04.29.11 @ 1:53 am

  2. Sarah McCaffery says: Gorgeous, Lauren! LOVE your daughter's eyes...and the colors...and all those curls! on 04.29.11 @ 2:42 am

  3. Amanda McNeely says: Precious beautiful babies you have!!! I love the images!!! on 05.2.11 @ 10:20 am

  4. carolyn says: lauren these pictures are amazing! i love the energy, the colors, their precious personalities coming through... SO beautiful! on 05.3.11 @ 11:47 pm

all. tuckered. out.

Sweet Baby R was such a trooper through our entire session, but I’m afraid we wore her out! The amazing thing to me, though, was that she didn’t really fuss, she didn’t cry. She just laid her head down and went to sleep. A new mother’s dream. This was the scene as we wrapped up.

She was so sleepy that she even let me have a little fun posing her (at 4 months)! What an absolute doll.

Have I mentioned how much I love sleeping babies lately!?

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  1. Shona says: So so beautiful! That last one made me melt!! on 04.23.11 @ 7:08 am

So excited

When I showed up today to photograph this family’s newest addition, the middle P girl ran out on the front porch before I hardly had my car door open and yelled “Miss. Lauren, Miss. Lauren, the baby is *out* of my mommy’s tummy!” She was so very excited and wanted to be the first to let me know. Miss. G, I’m super excited too and am so happy that your baby is so loved.

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  1. Danielle Pinkston says: Soooo cute! You are amazing at what you do and such patience with the girls! Thanks for taking the time to photograph our family! on 04.18.11 @ 10:13 am

  2. Alexia Milner says: Beautiful!!! Congratulations Danielle!!! I had no idea another one was on the way!!! Good work!!! on 04.19.11 @ 8:20 am

  3. the charm? | Lauren Reynolds Photography, LLC says: [...] Miss. L was certainly no exception, and her family was so excited to welcome her — remember the story of my arrival that [...] on 08.28.11 @ 6:25 am

there is nothing sweeter . . .

…than a sleeping baby, especially when she’s your own.

Three times a week, we have to leave to go pick up Maxwell right in the middle of Madeleine’s nap. This is the scene as I walk into her room to wake her up from her sweet sleep…peace, serenity, all is right with the world. And the amazing thing is that every time I rudely awaken her to go get her brother, she is so excited to see him that she happily complies. “Ok, Mommy, let’s go get Maxwell, I feel so much better,” is what she sweetly sings to me. You are a such trooper sweet baby girl, and I feel so very thankful that God graced our family with you! You are a true treasure to me.

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  1. Gramdmom says: What an angel! She is absolutely the most beautiful granddaughter ever. Love, Papa Lew and Grandmom on 04.18.11 @ 12:55 am

workshop mania, part 3

This little guy was so stinkin fun! A tad unsure of sitting in the suitcases at first (can’t say that I blame him, though), but boy did he love playing peek-a-boo. He was so excited about the little game we had going, and he was up and down so much, that he completely tired his little legs out! When it got to the point that he was just poking his head over the top of the tub, mama came to his rescue. May you always find life so amusing sweet little man…

And if you want to see some behind the scenes pics of me taking some of these shots, jump on over to my friend Amy’s blog.

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  1. Amy says: So precious! You got amazing expressions out of him! Beautiful photos! on 04.16.11 @ 9:46 am

  2. Shona says: Absolutely love the expressions you got and how you set up the first shot. Well done! on 04.23.11 @ 7:11 am

oh baby!

Just look at those sparkly baby blues! Swoon…

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  1. Tamara says: Love Abigail's baby blues!!! These are her cutest pics yet!! With her hands up, giggling....precious! on 04.12.11 @ 8:59 am

  2. lray says: Best looking grand daughter ever. My blue eyes and possibly a touch of red hair. on 04.12.11 @ 9:33 am

  3. Brooke Lindsey says: Little Miss Abbie......soooooo cute!!!! LOVE those blue eyes!!!! on 04.12.11 @ 6:47 pm

  4. Courtney says: Beautiful. She's such a doll! on 04.12.11 @ 6:57 pm

  5. Michelle says: Abbie is precious, love those lips! on 04.12.11 @ 7:40 pm

  6. Mandy says: Darling pics of Abigail....love those baby blues!! on 04.12.11 @ 9:39 pm

  7. Kathy Dorr says: Thank you for the beautiful picture of my grandbaby. Can't wait to see the rest of them! on 04.13.11 @ 7:25 am

  8. Kathy Dorr says: Love Abbie's eyes, love her smile, love the giggles--can't wait to see the other pics! on 04.13.11 @ 7:31 am

  9. Aunt Gan says: Most beautiful baby in the WHOLE WIDE WOLRD! I am so proud to be her aunt. Even without a bow, she is perfect and precious! I love you, Abigail! on 04.13.11 @ 7:36 am

  10. Sally says: She's beautiful, just like her mother. on 04.13.11 @ 8:03 am

  11. Uncle Joel says: Adorable pics!! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see the rest! We love the A-Rays!! on 04.13.11 @ 8:07 am

  12. Auntie Missy says: Little Abs is beautiful!! Those eyes are amazing! I think we know where she gets her good looks, must be her mommy. on 04.13.11 @ 8:01 pm

  13. amanda says: Wow, she is getting more beautiful everyday. Love the pics!! on 04.13.11 @ 8:26 pm

welcome sweet baby sis

So I think he’s decided she can stay, what do you think?!

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  1. Amanda McNeely says: just stinkin' wonderful!! Absolutely precious!! on 04.8.11 @ 3:54 am

  2. Mimi Dorr says: You captured a beautiful picture of my wonderful grandbaby. Can't wait to see all the cpitures! on 04.13.11 @ 12:19 am

  3. Aunt Betty says: What a beautiful baby girl! Looks like Love to me. on 04.14.11 @ 2:28 am

  4. Shona says: Love that last one especially - but they're all so sweet! on 04.14.11 @ 2:42 am

workshop mania, part 2

Meet Miss. A., six and a half and full of fun and energy. We played pretend, explored and just had a lot of fun together. And by the end of our time, she was telling me what we should try next! I absolutely love photographing children this age. They are old enough to follow some instruction but still so childlike and innocent. I had a fantastic time hanging out with you Miss. A. Wish we lived closer so we could do it again!

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  1. Alexia says: Love, Love, Love!!! is the couch yours??!! on 04.1.11 @ 4:00 am

  2. Lauren Reynolds says: No, the couch is not mine, although I would LOVE to add one like that to my growing prop collection! I've been on the lookout for one for a while now. If you ever see one, let me know! :) on 04.1.11 @ 4:23 am

  3. Shona says: Um, wow. Just beautiful my friend. You really rocked all your mini sessions! on 04.1.11 @ 7:37 pm

  4. Michele (Pinkle Toes) says: her mommy is going to flip out over these! Beautiful work, Lauren!!! on 04.6.11 @ 3:20 am

  5. Amber says: Those are awesome pictures, Lauren! on 04.13.11 @ 7:25 am

  6. Yasan says: Simply beautiful pictures..... on 05.10.11 @ 3:46 am