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snakes & snails

He is boy, ALL boy, and I love that about him.

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Dallas Lifestyle, Personal
  1. Christy@pipandsqueak says: He looks so old and grown up in these pictures. on 10.22.11 @ 9:54 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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happy feet

When the mother of these adorable children filled out my session questionnaire for their upcoming Mini-Session with me, she wrote the sweetest most detailed things about each one of her four children. Her thoughtful words were such a testament to how she treasures each one of them for what makes them uniquely “them.” She told me that she just wanted to “capture the kids having fun together and their sweet spirits…and if there’s time, I’d love to have a shot of all of their feet.” Are you kidding?!? Of course!

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Dallas Natural, Mini-Sessions
  1. Holly Smith says: Oh wow! I am speechless... They are just gorgeous! Thank you Lauren, and you did exactly that - you captured their sweet spirits and them all having so much fun together. We will treasure these pictures for many many years to come. And you gotta love those little feet! :) Thank you! on 10.6.11 @ 7:58 pm

Oh how this one . . .

from my session with these two cuties yesterday is making me miss my own little sister. May you two grow to always treasure each other and to be the best of friends!

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Dallas Natural
  1. Linda Kalebic says: Lauren, you make me want to stand up and shout " those two little girls are mine" my granddaughters. You captured the sweetness in them I always see. Your photography is amazing. Makes me excited to see more. Thanks. Linda on 09.19.11 @ 7:15 am

    • LRPhotography says: Thank you, Linda!! They are such precious little girls -- can't wait for you to see them all! on 09.20.11 @ 8:21 am

the “fun” session

If I had to describe this session in one word, it would be “FUN!” Mr. G was such a fun little guy, and we had a great time together playing games and exploring during our session. And I loved it that his parents were up for anything! They certainly contributed to the “fun factor” too!

We started our session off in a funky urban area of Dallas for plenty of color and texture.

And then we headed over to a nearby field for some family snuggles, tickles and more two-year-old exploration.

And if my calculations are correct, Mr. G should be a big brother very soon! What fun the newest little M is in for! 🙂

Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Kids, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural, Dallas Urban
  1. Sarah McCaffery says: Love the variety you got with both an urban and natural setting! Great colors, too :) on 09.16.11 @ 3:42 am

third time’s the charm?

I am convinced that whomever came up with the saying “the third time’s the charm” must have been referring to families with third children. I’ve photographed several families with third children lately, and without fail, each one of those “thirds” was the happiest, best-natured baby. Sweet Miss. L was certainly no exception, and her family was so excited to welcome her — remember the story of my arrival that day?

She was such a little doll. Makes me wonder if a “third” should be in our future too… 😉

Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Newborns
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Our joy

Our vacation this year did not go as planned. It started with the devastating loss of a beloved father and grandfather who left us for eternity way too soon. And if that wasn’t enough, I was in and out of doctors offices and ERs in three different states with a crazy staph infection in my arm that just wouldn’t go away. It wasn’t what we planned. But the important thing was that we were together, away from the distractions of daily life. We were grieving and healing (in more ways than one), and in the midst of all the craziness, there were moments like this. Moments of sunshine in our time of rain. I am so thankful for these two little loves and the joy they bring to our lives each and every day.

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Dallas Lifestyle, Personal
  1. Shona says: I'm so sorry for you loss Lauren...Beautiful image and words. on 08.22.11 @ 3:21 am

  2. Amy says: I'm so sorry for all that you've been through the past few months. What a beautiful photo to remind you of the little joys God has given you. on 08.22.11 @ 3:38 am

  3. Grandmom says: The photo is beautiful. on 08.26.11 @ 3:34 am

my brave knight

As with most little boys, my Maxwell has responded to the age-old question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” with the typical little boy answers: a policeman, astronaut, firefighter and even paleontologist. But more often than not these days, he tells us that he wants to grow up to be “a knight that fights for right.” I’m not exactly sure what that means to him in that vivid imagination of his, but how special it will be if God uses his zeal and uniquely passionate approach to life in such a noble way. Maxwell, may you always find the courage and conviction to stand in life for what is right, lovely and true!

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Personal
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tough shoes to fill

There may be some tough shoes for this newest little B to fill, but his big brothers can *hardly* wait to show him the ropes. He is just 10 days old, and what sweet, tender love they have for him already!

Dallas Children, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Newborns
  1. Mimi says: How adorable! I can't wait to see them all! on 08.2.11 @ 8:39 am

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!

Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Kids, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural, Dallas Newborns
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