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dreams

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.

Dallas Children, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural, Personal
  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!

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural
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graciousness

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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strikingly beautiful

Her hair, her eyes, her skin — have you ever seen more beautiful coloring? Just beautiful, strikingly beautiful!

Dallas Natural, Dallas Seniors
  1. Alexia Milner says: WOW!! Gorgeous!!! on 05.7.12 @ 7:36 am

loving anticipation

It certainly is a beautiful thing.

Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Maternity, Dallas Natural
  1. Elizabeth Godyn says: sweet sweet sweet! I know how excited they are to become parents and Lauren you captured it beautifully. on 04.2.12 @ 8:26 pm

baby days

My goodness, Mr. H was such a bundle of joy during our session! And not only was little H’s joy contagious, but being with him and his sweet parents this evening back in November (I’m almost to the end of 2011, I promise!) reminded me so much of my own sweet boy as a baby. I found myself being swept back to memories of our own “baby days,” when we were a new family of three with so much ahead. So in love with our baby boy and full of dreams and hopes for him. The love pouring out of these two parents for each other and their sweet baby was just palatable that night, so much like our own. Thank you, L’s, for trusting me to capture your baby days for you. May you treasure them and be reminded by these images of just how special they are!

Dallas Babies, Dallas Families, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural
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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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honored

What an honor it was to be contacted by this talented photographer for a session with his family. They were such a pleasure to work with and oh so in love with each other and that darling baby girl of theirs. And those baby shoes! I had heard of them before, but I had never seen them in person. Let’s just say that I’m now officially hooked! I won’t embarrass myself by telling you how many pairs we have bought since this session! Thank you, N Family, for trusting me to capture you together this year. I am truly honored.

Dallas Babies, Dallas Families, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural
  1. Leah Cook says: what a beautiful session, Lauren...love the light!! and wow, what a cute baby girl! on 02.24.12 @ 7:12 pm

  2. Alexia Milner says: What a beautiful family!! Precious!! on 02.24.12 @ 8:26 pm

  3. Amy says: Seriously beautiful Lauren! You never cease to amaze me with your colors and angles. on 02.28.12 @ 10:42 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.

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

These are days . . .

you’ll remember…isn’t that how the song goes? Every time I photograph seniors, the chorus runs through my head. Ah yes,

“These are days you’ll remember

Never before and never since, I promise
will the whole world be warm as this
and as you feel it, you’ll know it’s true
that you are blessed and lucky
it’s true, that you are touched by something
that will grow and bloom in you

These are days you’ll remember

When May is rushing over you with desire
to be part of the miracles you see in every hour
you’ll know it’s true, that you are blessed and lucky
it’s true, that you are touched by something
that will grow and bloom in you

These are the days
that you might fill with laughter
until you break”

May these lyrics ring true for you this year, Miss. K, as you close one chapter of your life and embark on another. You are a beautiful girl (with the most gorgeous piercing blue eyes), and it was so fun to spend time with you and get to know you! Enjoy these last days of High School — may they truly be days you remember filled with laughter, blessing and joy!

Dallas Natural, Dallas Seniors, Dallas Urban, Uncategorized
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