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Max & his girls

Meet three of Max’s favorite people, who just so happen to be the daughters of three of my favorite people too. These four have been in the same preschool class for the past two years, and Max has had a serious crush on each one of these girls (and even wanted to marry one!) at one point or another. We both feel very fortunate to know you ladies, and honestly, can’t imagine starting kindergarten without you right there with us. Ugg, I can’t think about that just yet…

Hmmmm….wonder who his current favorite is…

Man, that boy needed a haircut. I think we did that the very next day! 😉

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  1. Shona says: What a cutie and love all the images as always!! on 05.12.11 @ 9:52 am

  2. Alexia Milner says: Becker and I are misty looking at these!! Such a precious time for all of us, I wish they would stay this age forever!!! Love it!!! on 05.12.11 @ 6:49 pm

  3. Amy says: cute cute cute!!! on 05.15.11 @ 8:45 am

Up, up, and away

What an adorable little guy I had the pleasure of spending part of my Saturday evening with, and his parents…well, they’re pretty cute too. Happy Mother’s Day, K!

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  1. Amanda Kelly says: What a precious family. Little Grey is just the cutest!! on 05.9.11 @ 7:57 pm

  2. Faye says: He could not be any cuter!!!!!!!!! And Kendra you look sooooooo beautiful, but then....you are!!!! Dan...nite nite? What fabulous photos! on 05.9.11 @ 8:56 pm

  3. David Mayfield says: Great pictures...Great insight to your personalities... on 05.10.11 @ 12:11 am

  4. Aunt Wibby says: Grey looks just like you Dan at that age. That is exactly what you would have been up to if you had a big bunch of balloons -seeing if you could fly! Cute fun photo! Sweet photo of you two relaxing in the county! Love Aunt Wibby on 05.10.11 @ 1:26 am

  5. Veronica H. Mayfield says: WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY~~ ~~ GREY IS PERFECT ~~~CAN'T WAIT FOR NEXT LITTLE ONE!! LOVE HIS NI NI on 05.10.11 @ 1:29 am

  6. robyn says: Oh my goodness...these are fantastic!! I want one!! R on 05.10.11 @ 1:29 am

  7. Lauren says: Love the colors of these balloons and the colors they make when they overlap. And he's just adorable!! on 05.10.11 @ 1:31 am

  8. Dorothy Mayfield says: Grey is growing so fast and is a very handsome young man. His picture and the one of his Mom and Dad are awesome. on 05.10.11 @ 1:40 am

  9. kelly says: Love the pictures! You all look like one happy family!!! love the Friendswood Mayfield's on 05.10.11 @ 3:42 am

  10. Yasan says: These are great pictures. on 05.10.11 @ 3:47 am

  11. GAW says: Excellent pictures! So cute! The young man is growing up so fast! I love them all! GAW on 05.10.11 @ 4:06 am

  12. Martha Mayfield says: These photos are precious! Gotta love that smile of Grey's. on 05.10.11 @ 6:55 am

  13. Andrea says: Kendra, Dan, and Grey - What a beautiful family! on 05.10.11 @ 8:10 am

  14. Claudia says: What an adorable little family. You all look so happy. Congratulaitons on the new baby too. Grey is going to be a great big brother to little baby Mayfield!! Love you guys, Claudia and Tom on 05.10.11 @ 7:43 pm

  15. Morgan says: These pictures are perfect! Grey looks so handsome in his tie :) on 05.10.11 @ 10:30 pm

  16. Tim says: Great pictures!!!! Grey is a handsome little guy and I'm sure the new baby will be just as cute. on 05.11.11 @ 7:10 am

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

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.

Dallas Babies, Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Newborns
  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

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

Family Life

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go from a family of three to a family of six in just a little over a year?!? Well, ask the Ds, and I bet they would tell you that it’s very busy, a bit hectic at times, but totally wonderful and very much worth it! Ds, I was so touched by your story and how God has blessed your family so richly in such a short time. Thank you for inviting me into your home to capture you just as you are right now. I love these pictures of your family life and hope they will keep these precious moments alive for you in the years to come!

And don’t worry Mom, the shots of just the babies we worked so hard for turned out great!

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  1. Melinda says: Love these! on 03.23.11 @ 5:12 am

  2. Blair says: I love my cousins!!!!! on 03.23.11 @ 8:42 am

  3. Carrie says: Wow, great pics!!! on 03.23.11 @ 8:56 am

  4. Robin says: These are great!! Congratulations on such a beautiful family!! on 03.23.11 @ 11:07 pm

  5. Tracy says: Wonderful pics, I'm speechless!! on 03.24.11 @ 11:42 pm

Spring is here!

I am so glad that Spring is here! Yes, since we’re in Texas, it means we are sweating already, but I’m so thankful for the warmer weather, beautiful green grass and blooming flowers everywhere! And I love how the H Family wore fun bright Spring colors for our session. You guys looked great! And I have to tell you that this first picture is perhaps one of my all time favorites. Oh how it makes my heart smile — you can just feel how much these sweet brothers love each other (and how smallest H does not want to be left out ;))!

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  1. Michelle says: Lauren, these are great...love the family picture! Thanks for being so patient with our crew! Can't wait to see the rest! on 03.22.11 @ 6:35 pm

  2. Christina says: Love these pictures! the bright colors look great and the setting is beautiful! and of course the subjects just make me smile! on 03.23.11 @ 6:34 am

  3. Danielle Pinkston says: Love the pics! We love the Horan boys and you did such a great job! on 03.24.11 @ 10:11 pm

urban family. natural family.

The D family wanted to mix things up a bit at our session on Saturday, so we visited my favorite urban area of Dallas and then ventured over to a beautiful field that has special meaning to their family. The Ds were married just around the corner from this field, and they love to cycle around the lake. These are also among my absolute favorite places to photograph, so I was happy to oblige. I LOVE all the variety in textures and colors we captured, and I can honestly say that I’m not sure which setting I prefer on you, Ds! But one thing is for certain — you are a beautiful, loving, connected family wherever you are!

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  1. carolyn says: Lauren, what wonderful pictures! We love them! You are so talented... thanks for everything! on 03.15.11 @ 11:55 pm

  2. Liz Joe says: All these pictures make me smile. They are so beyond Olan Mills. Wish we had such wonderful pictures of our children when they were young. Love them. on 03.16.11 @ 12:36 am

  3. Mary "Sam" Daniel says: Beautiful pictures. Can't wait to order a few! Mama Sam on 03.16.11 @ 4:10 am

  4. TD says: Lauren was great w/ our little during the above photoshoot. Thanks! on 03.16.11 @ 4:18 am

  5. Jessie LP Greene says: These are so loving! You all look great. I'm excited to see the full set. on 03.16.11 @ 8:36 pm

  6. erin says: Gorgeous!! I love all of them...especially the two with the skyline in the background! on 03.18.11 @ 12:07 am

  7. jane says: These are beautiful! I can't wait to see more . . . I particularly like the one where the baby is flying! on 03.18.11 @ 3:56 am

  8. annie says: BEAUTIFUL pictures of a beautiful family! on 03.18.11 @ 9:35 am

  9. Courtney says: These photos are amazing!!! on 03.20.11 @ 8:43 am

  10. Courtney says: Love these photos!! on 03.20.11 @ 8:46 am

  11. Courtney Shaver says: Love all of the photos - what a beautiful family! on 03.20.11 @ 4:24 pm

  12. Catherine says: I absolutely love these photos! I think my favorite is the one of you two kissing in the street. So sweet! on 03.21.11 @ 8:42 pm

  13. Kara says: Gorgeous... though it's not hard to make this family look good. But these are truly outstanding! Love the locations!! on 03.22.11 @ 12:34 am

  14. Rachel says: Beautiful photos! You captured some great moments in gorgeous locations! on 03.22.11 @ 5:08 am

  15. Laura Thawley says: I LOVE these! The field shots are perfect. My favorite is the last one. Hope to see more soon on 03.23.11 @ 11:25 pm

  16. Tracy says: Lauren, these pictures are phenomenal! Although with a family as beautiful as this, it would be impossible for them not to be out of this world! Love the location choices, too! I'd say, huge success, D Family! ;) on 03.24.11 @ 5:46 am