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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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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

the dreamy session

Dreamy light, a fun set of twins and an adorable baby…all in all, I’d say it was a great night. You’ve got three special kiddos, C Family! And those twins, they’ve got an extra special connection for sure. May you two continue to be the best of friends!

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  1. cindy o'brien says: These are awesome Lauren! I love all the colors...beautiful family. :) on 10.6.12 @ 9:59 am

Unusual Beauty

She is an unusual beauty both inside and out. And how much fun we had together while documenting her life as she closes one chapter and opens the next. Best of luck to you, T, as you begin your new adventure — may all your dreams come true!

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their Nai Nai

Grandmothers are special. They just are. Their kisses, hugs and certainly their treats are extra special. And everyone knows there is a soft spot in every grandmother’s heart for her grandchildren. Nothing delights either of mine more than some time to be spoiled by either of their grandmas. So when the C Family wanted to include their boys’ Nai Nai in their session, well, I just knew it would be special. She clearly adores those boys, and what a wonderful thing to document for them. I know they will look back at these photos in years to come and be reminded of just how much she loves them, and that certainly is a special thing.

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the friendship years

I leave most sessions feeling very nostalgic about how fast my kiddos are growing up. I’m sure that’s no surprise, as that seems to be a constant theme here on this little blog of mine. But not this session! I loved watching the interaction between this beautiful mamma and her three not-so-little ones. The laughter, the fun, and all the things they enjoy doing together. In fact, they were packing up from our time together to go hit a 5K run that night as a family (how fun is that!?). No, I didn’t leave feeling nostalgic, but excited about all that lays ahead. Excited for the years to come where our children will blossom into their own, develop interests that are special to them and hopefully become our friends too. J, you are a wonderful mom, and have three fantastic kids. Your love and connections shine through so beautifully — thank you for trusting me to capture them for you!

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When I was a little girl, I had this dream. That someday I would grow up, be swept off my feet by my prince charming, get married and have a little girl of my own. She would be sweet, kind, loving, with a sprinkle of precociousness for good measure. I even had her name picked out, Madeleine. And lucky for me, my dream did come true. Not exactly as I had planned — she doesn’t have dark curls like me, and she didn’t come first. But she is so much more than I could have planned or even dared to dream. So full of love and all things lovely.

She is my second child and like most second-born children, she doesn’t always get a lot of alone time with mommy. So not too long ago, we headed out just the two of us (and her bestie Hippo, of course) to pick wildflowers, play in the sunset and eat a special after-dinner treat. It was a special time for us, and especially for me, as she invited me to enter her magical world where hippos talk, fairies fly and dreams really do come true. I love you, Madeleine.

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  1. Michele (Pinkle Toes) says: Wow...your words are perfect, Lauren, and these images speak volumes. It's obvious how much she is loved the way you photograph her. on 06.29.12 @ 8:13 pm

  2. LRPhotography says: Thanks, Michele! I am so crazy in love with her! :) on 06.30.12 @ 10:34 am

  3. Sarah says: Lauren, these are amazing images! I can feel the love through your lens :) on 06.30.12 @ 11:16 am

the twin factor

What a sweet and special connection they had!

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I left this session in awe of how wonderfully well-mannered these children were. It was a pleasure to be with them this beautiful evening late last fall. They were fun, polite, sincere, sweet and just all-around delightful. I had the suspicion that this graciousness they portrayed came from their beautiful mamma, but little did I know that I would be the direct recipient of her graciousness in the weeks to come.

You see, as I was dropping her holiday cards off at her home a few weeks after their session, my Texas-sized SUV almost ran smack into her home. Yup, you read that right! I’m still not exactly sure how it happened, but we certainly averted major disaster. The terror I felt as I turned around and saw the grill of my SUV barreling towards me, entirely too close for comfort, is still with me. I mean, really, if I had waited another 10 seconds to turn around, the car would have hit me first and then her front steps! Luckily, I was able to jump in the car and stomp on the brakes just in the nick of time. Literally inches away from the steps. It still gives me the goose bumps to think of what could have been.

But what was so amazing about the whole situation, again, was the grace and warmth she met me with when she opened the door to a fear-shaken photographer and tire treads on her front lawn. Just grace and a few friendly giggles. What an incredible legacy for these three children that is already shining through their sweet personalities. Happy Mothers Day, A — I hope you spend this weekend being celebrated for the great mamma that you are!

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gift no. 87

Butterfly Giggles

Not sure what this is? Read about this little project of mine HERE.

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