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new life

What an honor it is to be trusted to capture those first few days after a family welcomes new life. Anyone who has had a baby of their own knows how quickly those days pass and just how precious they are. The endless snuggles, complete dependence and ceaseless wonder of how tiny and perfect they are. Thank you, B Family, for trusting me to help you document your growing family. I hope these images will help keep these days *alive* for you for years to come.

Dallas Babies, Dallas Families, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Newborns
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eyelashes

to die for! I mean, really…I would love to have 1/10th of these!

Dallas Babies, Dallas Children, Dallas Lifestyle
  1. Ahlam GH says: Laila...the little princess.. God bless her.. on 12.1.11 @ 9:52 pm

only in Texas . . .

can you get nakedy in the middle of November…WOO HOO! 🙂

Dallas Babies, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural
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the hottest day of the year

We met early to try to escape the oppressive summer heat that Dallas was so lucky to enjoy this year, but it was still hot. hot. hot. The “take your breath away” kind of hot. But despite how hot it was that day, we had fun and captured some wonderful images for the S family to cherish forever…of their family while their three littles were still little, with chubby baby cheeks, cars hidden in their pockets and fairies dancing in their sweet imaginations.

Dallas Babies, Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Kids, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural
  1. Amy Schuff says: This session is absolutely gorgeous!!! on 12.2.11 @ 5:54 am

daddy’s little girl

She loves her daddy, can you tell?!?

Dallas Babies, Dallas Families, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural
  1. Matt says: Awww, love my little girl in this image. Thanks so much, Lauren! We had a great time and can't wait to see the rest of the images! on 10.31.11 @ 10:12 am

Hope for Harper

Meet Harper Elle Howard, an 18-month-old little girl who should be a busy toddler by now…into everything and entertaining her family with those precious toddler antics. But she is not. She has trouble holding her own head up, can’t sit unsupported, crawl, talk or walk. As her mom stated in a recent interview, “she is an 18-month-old trapped in a 2 to 3-month-old’s body.” She was born with a rare genetic disorder that affects less than 300 people world-wide and doesn’t even have a name. You have probably never heard of it; I hadn’t. It is referred to as CDKL5, the gene that it affects, and it causes intense seizures, sensory issues, gastrointestinal difficulties, visual impairment, scoliosis and severely delayed developmental growth.

That’s the bad news, but certainly not the end of sweet Harper’s story. The good news is that there is Hope for Harper and hope for better treatment and a cure to CDKL5! Harper’s family has found a doctor at Children’s Hospital of Boston to study the disorder, improve treatment and, ultimately, find a cure. They are diligently raising money in hopes of meeting their commitment of $100,000 by December 31st so Harper’s study can begin in January. They are about 25% there, with only 2 1/2 months to go. Would you consider visiting this page to contribute to this worthy cause? I just did, and I hope you will too!

Penny, you are an inspiration to me and an example to all mothers. The tenacity with which you and Dustin are fighting for and believing in Harper is so beautiful and encourages me to be a better mom to my two little ones. I pray that people’s hearts and lives are touched (as I know mine has been) as you continue to tell Harper’s story and fight for a cure to CDKL5.

Dallas Babies, Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Natural, Giving Back
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bright eyes

No sleepy heads this time! Miss. R showed off her beautiful bright baby blues with pride at our Mini-Session last weekend. Isn’t she just the cutest?!?

Dallas Babies, Dallas Families, Dallas Holiday, Dallas Natural, Mini-Sessions
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A beautiful album for a beautiful family.

I. love. albums. I love them not only because they are the best way to preserve family photographs and memories for generations to come, but also because each album I create is a reflection of you. From the cover carefully chosen to compliment your style, to each page custom designed to weave the photographs from your session into a story…the story of where you are as a family *right now.* And I love it that the albums I offer can be casual, funky, fancy, timeless…or all of the above.

This beautiful family chose one of my favorite covers to date — black and silver snake-skin with a silver accent strip. How fun is that! And would you even believe it if I told you that they didn’t think they were photogenic?!? Umm….what?!?

I’d say they win the prize for being one of the most photogenic families I’ve photographed to date, and their love for each other just radiated that day. They are so in love with their little family of three, and I’d have to agree that it looks pretty darn good on them!

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sweet baby snuggles

Hands down, *this* is what I miss the most about having a baby. Those sweet, tender moments between parent and child of complete dependence, total adoration that are so abundant those first few months of life. Those moments when your baby snuggles up and everything else melts away. You forget about everything you *should* be doing, because all is as it should be, and nothing. else. matters. Miss. R was certainly in a snuggly mood while I was with her at her session late this past Spring, and what sweet moments we captured to preserve these precious days for this family.

Our session was right before Father’s Day, and what a beautiful gift this baby’s daddy (and granddaddy) got on their special day. I just love it when my clients choose to preserve their family memories and stages in this way. I know they cherish it now, but I also know its sentimental value will only increase as their snuggly little baby grows into a busy toddler, playful child and beautiful young lady…all entirely too fast!

And luckily, Miss. R didn’t doze the *entire* time I was there. She did perk up, play and show us those beautiful blue eyes. I’ll be seeing sweet Miss. R in about a month at one of my October Mini Sessions, and I can’t wait to see all she is up to these days!

Dallas Babies, Dallas Families, Dallas Lifestyle, Products
  1. Sarah McCaffery says: Oh Lauren - this is so beautiful! I love both the session and the album! I'm sure the family will treasure these images forever. on 09.9.11 @ 7:21 am

  2. Erica Sledge says: It's been a while since I've been over to your blog. All I can say is WOW! Absolutely amazing. on 09.28.11 @ 11:20 pm

  3. bright eyes | Lauren Reynolds Photography, LLC says: [...] sleepy heads this time! Miss. R showed off her beautiful bright baby blues with pride at our Mini-Session last [...] on 10.11.11 @ 7:40 am

first birthdays

First birthdays are special. There’s just something about that age that gets me every time. The bridge between baby and toddler that exists for such a short period of time. When Miss. A and I spent some time together late this past spring, she was not quite one, but almost. I love how we captured the baby that was still in her but also caught glimpses of what was to come. She was not quite walking at our session, but I’d be willing to bet that her mamma now chases her and those sparkly blue eyes of hers *everywhere* she goes!

Dallas Babies, Dallas Natural
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