Lauren Reynolds Photography, LLC

Dreamy


Have you ever seen such mesmerizing eyes?!? He gets them from his beautiful mamma, who just celebrated a birthday. Happy Birthday, T!

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  1. Shona says: Gorgeous eyes!! on 06.13.11 @ 8:27 pm

There once was a girl with a curl . . .

*Right* in the middle of her forehead.

She was good, and sweet, and all things lovely.

And while she was sometimes a little bit bad, she was certainly never horrid!

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contagious love

Wow, this is one loved and treasured baby girl! Her mom and dad are so in love with every single inch of her, and I must say that their love is quite contagious. I came home from my session in their home yesterday and loved on my own two little treasures all afternoon. Ks, you are a beautiful family with beautiful love — and quite photogenic I might add!

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  1. Amy says: Beautiful! What a little doll! on 06.6.11 @ 10:17 am

  2. Barbara says: Beautiful family. Just perfect! on 06.19.11 @ 2:27 am

Mixin’ it up!

Things on the blog are going to be changing slightly, for the better! You might have noticed over the past couple of months that I haven’t been posting as many pictures as part of my clients’ “sneak peeks.” I’ve been doing this for a couple of different reasons. First, I want to get each family’s sneak peek up on the blog as quickly as possible, within the first day or two after the session. When we have our family photos taken, I know how anxious I am so see something! And secondly, I like to sit down and edit sessions as a whole, which is usually not possible that quickly after a session. As your photographer, I aim to tell your story — to capture your connections and what it means to be where you are as a family right now. I think editing sessions all at once gives them a more coherent, seamless feel and allows me to tell your story better. But I’ve realized that by doing this, I haven’t been showing that much of my work, and those of you who might be on here to try to get to know me might like to see more. A few pictures here and there certainly doesn’t give you a very good sense of my style and what you will be getting if you book a session with me. So … I’ve decided to come back and post more photos from each of my sessions after all the editing and ordering is done, just for fun and just for those of you who’d like to see a little more! I probably won’t be posting every photo in a gallery (don’t want to overwhelm you!), but I am going to try to give you a more complete look at what a session with me entails. I hope you’ll enjoy these deeper looks into who I am as a photographer.

And you also might have noticed that I’ve been posting more of my own family’s pictures lately. Expect to see more of that too! I unfortunately fell into the trap of spending so much of my time and creative energy capturing and preserving other families’ memories, that I was neglecting my own. Wow, that’s not OK! After all, my little treasures are the main reason why I starting learning more about photography to begin with. I wanted to capture our connections and family memories in a beautiful way. So don’t be surprised if you see a little more of us too! 🙂

So let’s rewind back to my very first session of 2011, you might remember these two beautiful sisters who shared a very special bond.

This was a special session for me. I know I’ve said it before, but photographing sisters has extra special meaning for me. I am from a family of two girls, and my own sister and I were very close growing up. I still consider her one of my dearest friends, but we were absolutely inseparable as little girls. We were as different as different could be but loved each other dearly and were constant companions. We pushed each other to do things we might otherwise have avoided. She had me climbing trees and trying to keep up with the boys, and I had her playing school and treating our dolls to imaginary tea parties. We were very fortunate to have each other. These two sisters remind me a lot of the way we were. They have very unique and distinct personalities but are very, very close friends. A friendship like this is unique. It is special, and it is to be treasured.

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Indulge me . . .

just *one* more of these two cuties before we move on…

I’m pretty sure they will both want to strangle me when they get older, but I just can’t help myself!

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  1. Alexia Milner says: I cant believe this picture. Its like we are looking at a little couple, posing for pictures!! on 05.25.11 @ 9:47 am

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

workshop mania, part 4

I have a couple more posts to go from my time at the Pinkle Toes Photography workshop (some fun behind the scenes photos of all the photogs!), but this is the last of the models that I worked with on our “shooting day.” And I use the word “model” loosely, as all the people we photographed that day were real people, not professionals. But seriously, this beautiful high school senior could rock the camera and could *easily* be a professional model. I wouldn’t be a bit surprised to see her beautiful face in a magazine someday. We only spent about 15 minutes together, but even in that short time, I could certainly tell that she is every bit as beautiful inside as she is out.

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  1. Alexia Milner says: Beautiful!!!!! on 05.6.11 @ 10:03 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

all. tuckered. out.

Sweet Baby R was such a trooper through our entire session, but I’m afraid we wore her out! The amazing thing to me, though, was that she didn’t really fuss, she didn’t cry. She just laid her head down and went to sleep. A new mother’s dream. This was the scene as we wrapped up.

She was so sleepy that she even let me have a little fun posing her (at 4 months)! What an absolute doll.

Have I mentioned how much I love sleeping babies lately!?

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  1. Shona says: So so beautiful! That last one made me melt!! on 04.23.11 @ 7:08 am