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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!

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Dallas Natural, Personal
  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

workshop mania, part 3

This little guy was so stinkin fun! A tad unsure of sitting in the suitcases at first (can’t say that I blame him, though), but boy did he love playing peek-a-boo. He was so excited about the little game we had going, and he was up and down so much, that he completely tired his little legs out! When it got to the point that he was just poking his head over the top of the tub, mama came to his rescue. May you always find life so amusing sweet little man…

And if you want to see some behind the scenes pics of me taking some of these shots, jump on over to my friend Amy’s blog.

Dallas Babies, Dallas Natural, Personal
  1. Amy says: So precious! You got amazing expressions out of him! Beautiful photos! on 04.16.11 @ 9:46 am

  2. Shona says: Absolutely love the expressions you got and how you set up the first shot. Well done! on 04.23.11 @ 7:11 am

oh baby!

Just look at those sparkly baby blues! Swoon…

Dallas Babies, Dallas Natural
  1. Tamara says: Love Abigail's baby blues!!! These are her cutest pics yet!! With her hands up, giggling....precious! on 04.12.11 @ 8:59 am

  2. lray says: Best looking grand daughter ever. My blue eyes and possibly a touch of red hair. on 04.12.11 @ 9:33 am

  3. Brooke Lindsey says: Little Miss Abbie......soooooo cute!!!! LOVE those blue eyes!!!! on 04.12.11 @ 6:47 pm

  4. Courtney says: Beautiful. She's such a doll! on 04.12.11 @ 6:57 pm

  5. Michelle says: Abbie is precious, love those lips! on 04.12.11 @ 7:40 pm

  6. Mandy says: Darling pics of Abigail....love those baby blues!! on 04.12.11 @ 9:39 pm

  7. Kathy Dorr says: Thank you for the beautiful picture of my grandbaby. Can't wait to see the rest of them! on 04.13.11 @ 7:25 am

  8. Kathy Dorr says: Love Abbie's eyes, love her smile, love the giggles--can't wait to see the other pics! on 04.13.11 @ 7:31 am

  9. Aunt Gan says: Most beautiful baby in the WHOLE WIDE WOLRD! I am so proud to be her aunt. Even without a bow, she is perfect and precious! I love you, Abigail! on 04.13.11 @ 7:36 am

  10. Sally says: She's beautiful, just like her mother. on 04.13.11 @ 8:03 am

  11. Uncle Joel says: Adorable pics!! Thanks for sharing! Can't wait to see the rest! We love the A-Rays!! on 04.13.11 @ 8:07 am

  12. Auntie Missy says: Little Abs is beautiful!! Those eyes are amazing! I think we know where she gets her good looks, must be her mommy. on 04.13.11 @ 8:01 pm

  13. amanda says: Wow, she is getting more beautiful everyday. Love the pics!! on 04.13.11 @ 8:26 pm

welcome sweet baby sis

So I think he’s decided she can stay, what do you think?!

Dallas Babies, Dallas Children, Dallas Natural, Dallas Newborns
  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!

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Dallas Natural
  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

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 ;))!

Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Kids, Dallas Natural
  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!

Dallas Babies, Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Natural, Dallas Urban
  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