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upside down or right side up

This family looks great either way — I just love this one of their reflections!

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gift no. 58

Lollipop Parades

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

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one family’s story

We all have them….stories, that is. Our lives are comprised of them. Unique, ever-changing snapshots of where we are right now. The stages our children are in, what makes us special, different, makes us *tick* and how we show our love. It’s not usually something you can articulate, but it is something that just *is.* And the thing that keeps getting me is how quickly our stories change. I’ve been thinking of this a lot lately, because for our family this seems to be happening all too quickly. I can’t shake the urge to want to slow the passage of time, because I know I’ll wake up one day and our story will change, we will have evolved into new stages and new beginnings. What a joy it was to spend some time with this fun and loving family to help them keep track of their family’s story…the rock-skipping days of childhood, daddy wrestles, mommy snuggles, baby cheeks and toothless grins. It sure looks good on you, B Family!

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i love her curls

I have mentioned them before, but I just love her curls. They are one of my favorite things about her, and I want to always remember how she had a head full of ringlets at three. I just hope she grows to love them as much as I do. You see, I have had such a love-hate relationship with mine, but have finally come to appreciate them thanks to some amazing products I have found. And speaking of products and curls, I have entered a “best curls” contest sponsored by Ouidad, the maker of those wonderful products. Would you take a minute to VOTE FOR ME HERE? Pretty please?!?

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He’s growing up . . .

… fast. Too fast, in fact. We’ve had many a days where I couldn’t wait to be able to say that, but now that it’s happening, I want to yell “wait” and slow the progression of time so I can savor these days just a little more. Gone is my wild-haried toddler who was so impossible to contain, and in his place all of a sudden is a boy. A boy whom I am proud to call mine. When I snapped this image, I wasn’t supposed to be taking pictures of him, but I asked him to sit so I could get my camera settings ready for what I had intended to do, and so he sat and gave me this.

Not just a smile, not just a look, but a window to his little soul. This may go down as one of my all-time favorites of him, because it’s one of those pictures…as a parent, you know the ones…that is just *so him.* He still has an insane amount of energy, keeps his parents up most nights, exhorts his will a little too passionately at times, but at the core of all that “boy-ness” is his kind heart and gentle soul…just exactly what he showed me here. I love you, Maxwell.

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  1. Sarah McCaffery says: This is beautiful, Lauren! He is such a handsome little boy. And I definitely know what you mean about wanting time to slow down a bit... on 03.7.12 @ 6:59 pm

  2. Christy says: Yep! That looks just like Max being himself. Such a great kid. I have enjoyed getting to know him this year. on 03.7.12 @ 10:17 pm

Flyin’ High

She loves to swing high, *really* high. As high as the sky. And in her little mind, I think she believes that one day she just might get to touch the sky. She loves it so much that she wants to squeeze into the baby swing at the park so I can push her harder, higher. So she can get that much closer. And every time she is simply abandoned to joy. The contagious kind. The kind that makes everyone around smile … *especially* me.

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  1. Christy says: The baby swings are Caroline's favorite too because she can go HIGHER! on 03.4.12 @ 8:53 pm

an unexpected detour

I 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 destination, there were tents, DJs and marketing promotions everywhere! Little did we know that it would be a major stop for the Dallas Marathon that was going on that morning. Eeek! So we did a u-turn and headed deeper into downtown, which turned out to be the perfect backdrop for this ultra-hip, fun family of three. Thanks, Ms, for being flexible and making the most out of our unexpected turn of events! Your love for each other clearly shines no matter where you are, and I happen to love the graffiti wall we stumbled upon! 🙂

And while I’m at it, I realized that I had never shared more from this beautiful and incredibly talented mamma’s yoga headshot session from earlier this year. Can you believe the grace and precision in these poses?!?

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  1. Shona says: Wow! Super gorgeous images. Every single one!!! on 02.11.12 @ 11:53 am

  2. Leah Cook says: these are all fantastic, Lauren. love the family session - great connection and variety - awesome work!! beautiful yoga-mama too! on 02.11.12 @ 12:18 pm

my little kitty

I came home from my session yesterday with this little prince to the most adorable little kitty cat. She was so proud of her “makeup” and told everyone we saw last night at dinner that she was not Catwoman (as her Batman obsessed older brother tried to convince her to be) but a nice kitty cat. I loved your “makeup” too, sweet Madeleine, and think you make the most beautiful nice kitty that ever was.

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Nine hundred & thirty-three pieces,

several weeks and lots of hard work later, and we have a castle! A really cool castle. I am so proud of my boys for all their perseverance and patience and look forward to the duels that will surely ensue. Let the castle fun begin!

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  1. Donna Segler says: That is awesome! I am so impressed with your boys! Tell them Uncle Larry and Aunt Donna are proud of them. Hope they have tons of fun with it! on 01.22.12 @ 6:53 pm

Goodbye 2011 !

As I’m sure many of us are doing today, I’ve been thinking a lot about what 2011 was to our family. In many ways, it was an exciting year full of fun, adventure and change. But in other ways, it was a hard year for our young family, perhaps the hardest yet. We faced many hurdles these past six months, some of which seemed like insurmountable giants. But I am happy to say that today we stand stronger, more thankful for our blessings and more sure of our faith than we have ever been before. God was faithful and has answered many of our prayers. So tonight we’ll raise a glass to a new year. For the first time in a long time, it actually feels like a new start, a new beginning, and THAT is exciting! 🙂

I’ll be taking some time off in 2012. Not sure how much yet, but if you would like to be notified when I open my schedule back up, send me a line. I’d be happy to keep you posted! And don’t worry if you’ve already paid for a 2012 session — you’re still on my books! 🙂 While I take my “time off,” I plan to spend loads of time with these two little munchkins, soaking up every minute of their cuteness. You’ll probably be seeing a bit more of them here, and I’ll continue to share my fall sessions too — there’s some great stuff coming up! Happy New Year Everyone!!

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