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gift no. 422

Remembering the Past While Looking Forward to the Future

You might remember that 2011 was not the easiest year for our little family. Yes, about this time last year, I was quite excited to say goodbye to 2011 and start a brand new year. A new year filled with new opportunities, new beginnings and new blessings. And while 2012 was much gentler and kinder to our family, as I stop to reflect back on what it was, I find that I’m most thankful not for the great blessings and “high moments” but for the hardships of the year before. For, you see, it was through those difficulties, perhaps because of them, that my perspective improved, was placed back where it belongs. I have always been a planner and a dreamer, but I have not always been the best at slowing down and cherishing my today, at counting my everyday blessings one at a time. So in 2012, I resolved to live more fully where God has placed me, to be mindful of and thankful for the divine blessings sprinkled throughout each everyday. And while I certainly didn’t do it perfectly, I am so thankful for my “new” perspective and can’t wait to discover what 2013 has in store for us! A belated Happy New Year to everyone — may 2013 be rich in everyday blessings for you! 🙂

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

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What a difference a few months makes!!

I had the pleasure of re-visiting one of my precious newborn clients recently and was floored when I was met by a crawling little man. You are not supposed to be crawling yet, sweet boy! Look out, mom and dad, this one is going to be a mover and shaker for sure!

And to highlight how behind I am on my blogging, I haven’t posted his sweet newborn session yet or his beautiful mammas maternity photos. I just love looking back at all these and seeing the loving anticipation as they looked forward to becoming a family of three and the love, joy and awe that each parent feels during those first days after their baby’s debut. O’s, your love for each other and your sweet baby boy is palatable and certainly becomes you. Thank you for trusting me to capture these special milestones for you — what an honor.

And doesn’t this mamma have the greatest sense of color and style?!? If I ever redecorate, I want her help! 🙂

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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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Holiday Minis, Take One

What a great evening we had at my first round of Holiday Mini-Sessions this year! Beautiful weather, two beautiful families, lots of giggles and fun — what more could we ask for?! Be watching your mailboxes — your CD and prints will be there soon! 🙂

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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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Holiday Mini-Sessions!

The wait is finally over — Holiday Mini-Sessions* are just around the corner! They will be held the evening of Saturday, October 27th at a beautiful park in Highland Park. Each session will be 30 minutes long and will be geared towards getting those perfect holiday card pictures. And this year, they are all-inclusive! Yep, that’s right, no decisions to make after your session — I will simply mail you all 10-12 fully edited images from your session and a 5×7 print of each. We can then work together to design the perfect custom card just for you, or you are free to order your own from my new online store. As my Madeleiene loves to say, easy peasy! If you’d like more information, then drop me a line, and if you’re ready to snag one of the 4 slots (that’s right, only 4), then click here to make your reservation!

And no post would be complete without some eye candy! Here are just a few of my faves from my 2011 minis. Looking forward to capturing more beauty for you this year! 🙂

*Please note that mini-sessions are only open to immediate family members and are for families of four and smaller. Mini-sessions work best for children who are three and older. No dates or times are secured until the Session Fee is paid. The Session Fee includes Lauren’s time and talent, 10-12 fully edited images from the session and a 5×7 print of each. All additional products will be invoiced separately after your session.

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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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