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Archive for July, 2011

Christmas in July

Yes, I know, it’s almost impossible to think of Christmas in this miserable heat. And while it may not be time to get our Christmas trees up (thank goodness!), it is time to start planning for Christmas cards! I will have lots of cards to choose from this year (this is obviously just a tiny sneak peek). All are fully customizable with the text of your choice and your favorite images from our session. In most cases, card colors can be changed to compliment images.

Session availability is limited this fall. I can’t believe it, but I only have a few openings left — 2 in September, 3 in October and 2 in November! You can go here to reserve your family’s spot. I look forward to creating a memorable session (and card!) for your family this year!


And if you want something really unique…we’ve got you covered there too!

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They told me that she was a good baby,

but I was still not prepared for how good she was. Four months is just not supposed to be this easy! 🙂

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  1. Jen Brown says: Wynne is so precious! These pictures are beautiful. on 07.26.11 @ 2:16 am

  2. Scott says: What a cute little girl! on 07.26.11 @ 4:46 am

  3. Debbie Rote says: Beautiful and precious! on 07.26.11 @ 8:11 am

  4. Paula Acosta says: How Adorable! Love how the shot focus is on Wynne!..... on 07.26.11 @ 8:41 am

  5. Cathy says: That is Wynne! Always a smile and those big blue eyes! She has such a peaceful happy disposition. Beautiful! on 07.26.11 @ 8:53 am

  6. Rosemary Goodman says: What beautiful pictures. Should be used on the front of Parents Magazine! on 07.26.11 @ 8:55 am

  7. janet says: What a beautiful family. Great pics! on 07.26.11 @ 10:01 am

  8. Ashley says: What a blessing! Beautiful photos of a beautiful family - can't wait to see the rest! on 07.26.11 @ 10:03 am

  9. Doug says: She is so pretty!! Very photogenic!!! on 07.26.11 @ 7:10 pm

  10. Angie says: Oh my gosh, these are so beautiful! She is a doll! on 07.26.11 @ 8:42 pm

  11. Amy Parker says: Absolutely beautiful! Love those eyes! on 07.26.11 @ 8:58 pm

  12. judy says: Beautiful baby, beautiful family! Can't wait to see the rest of the pics. on 07.26.11 @ 10:11 pm

  13. Marcy Moore says: Just precious and the photograph captures her beautiful smile!!! on 07.26.11 @ 11:32 pm

  14. Marsha Sercy says: Precious baby, precious family, thanks for sharing it. on 07.27.11 @ 8:17 am

  15. Christine says: The baby in the family is notoriously a "good one" ;) Wynne looks so adorable and all three of you together is such a precious shot! on 08.2.11 @ 8:50 pm

a mother’s love

A mother’s love is special. I’ve always known this…everyone does. But it wasn’t until I became a mother myself and held my first child in my arms for the first time that I truly understood what that meant. I began to love in a way that I never had before. I loved that tiny little person so completely, so differently. And I think becoming a mother helped me to love others in my life better too. I loved my husband in a deeper way now that we were officially a family, and I gained an appreciation for all that my own parents had done for me and why.

A mother’s love is special. I love it that we documented that for this beautiful mamma and her two little ones, and it makes me realize how badly I need a photo session of my own!

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Mirror, mirror on the wall . . .

Who’s the fairest newborn of all?

Well…I’m not sure I could ever make that determination, but I know that Miss. P would certainly be in the running! Just look at those perfect little features.

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chalking.

It’s the little things that are making our summer special. He’s just going off to Kindergarten, not college, not a boarding school. But I’m trying to savor every moment with both of them this summer, because for our family, this summer marks the end of one stage and the beginning of the next. I’m excited about all that lays ahead of us, but I know that as we enter “big boy school” and all the activities and to and fro that will naturally accompany that, we will inevitably have less time for just hanging out…for doing things like drawing pictures on the sidewalk and hugging in the sunshine….just ‘cuz we felt like it.

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  1. Sarah McCaffery says: Beautiful, Lauren! Your kids look like such sweethearts! Hope you are having a wonderful summer so far :) on 07.13.11 @ 7:43 am

Irish triplets?

I’m not even sure if there is such a term, but if there is, this sweet family would certainly be close to qualifying! They welcomed their set of boy/girl twins just slightly over a year after their second child was born. Yes, you did the math right, three babies under the age of 13 months…whew! But they didn’t focus on all the diapers, bottles, routines. They were so excited to be a family of six, and I was touched by their incredible story and strong faith. Their joy was real, and they were authentically thankful.

Being with this family on this day was such a great reminder to me. A reminder to not let the mundane details of daily life get in the way of being truly grateful for my blessings. Thank you, D family, for not only inviting me into your home but for sharing your story and hearts with me!

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Being ladylike

Hmmm…seems like we may need a few lessons in this area!

Ok, well that’s a *little* better…

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  1. Amy says: So very very precious!! on 07.11.11 @ 3:54 am

  2. an unexpected detour | Lauren Reynolds Photography, LLC says: [...] was so excited about my vision for this family session. It involved this reflecting pool, beautiful flowers and an adorable 4-year-old little girl. But when I arrived at our intended [...] on 02.11.12 @ 11:39 am

To be boy . . .

is to have energy. I think that’s a fairly universal fact. And I know in our family’s experience, to be boy is to have a. lot. of. energy. In a very wonderful, love-to-be-alive, contagious kind of way, but I’m really not sure if I could keep up with three. This family of all boys, however, makes it look like a piece of cake and oh so much fun. And their boys? Well, they not only have a healthy dose of that fun-to-be-around boy energy, but they are also caring, loving and sweet. Their love for each other this evening was simply palatable.

H’s you are raising some great boys, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you this next go around…boy or maybe girl! 😉

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Happy Independence Day!

We saw the most amazing fireworks display this year. It was truly spectacular. But before all the glitz and sparkle began, we watched a poignant short film on the sacrifices our men and women in uniform have made for our country. I was so moved by it (literally teared up on the lawn in the dark!) and was thankful for the reminder of all that has and continues to be sacrificed so that we can enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted. I hope that as my two grow, they learn to appreciate this great country we are so fortunate to call our own!

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Oh, how I loved . . .

this session! Be prepared for picture overload, because I really did love this one. It was just one of those nights where everything was right. We had beautiful weather, a beautiful sunset and a beautiful family that shared a very beautiful love. We started our time together in a fun urban spot in Dallas where we captured color, texture and a touch of funk.

Then we headed over to a very special place in Dallas for this young mom and dad. They were married just a stone’s throw from this field and are avid cyclists who can often be found cycling around the lake. It was obvious from the first moment that we arrived that it will inevitably become a special place for little Miss. E as well. She was so at home in the midst of the (often rough!) prairie grass. We got such a kick out of watching her run her hands over the grass and smile. She was definitely in her element and will surely grow to love being in nature as much as her parents!

And this beautiful mamma is also a *very* talented artist. You can see some of her amazing paintings here. I am so flattered that they chose me to capture their family on film. Ds, you are a beautiful family with beautiful love wherever you are!

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  1. Carolyn says: Sweet Lauren, we LOVE these photos so much! Thank you for posting such an incredible collection of collages & write-up! Your talent and eye for capturing a moment in time are so impressive... and you were amazing with Emory, which we know *made* the photos... we'll treasure these forever. Thank you! on 07.3.11 @ 2:27 am

  2. Shona says: Absolutely in.cred.i.ble!!! I love every single image from this session. Beautiful! on 07.11.11 @ 8:22 pm