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Irish triplets?

I’m not even sure if there is such a term, but if there is, this sweet family would certainly be close to qualifying! They welcomed their set of boy/girl twins just slightly over a year after their second child was born. Yes, you did the math right, three babies under the age of 13 months…whew! But they didn’t focus on all the diapers, bottles, routines. They were so excited to be a family of six, and I was touched by their incredible story and strong faith. Their joy was real, and they were authentically thankful.

Being with this family on this day was such a great reminder to me. A reminder to not let the mundane details of daily life get in the way of being truly grateful for my blessings. Thank you, D family, for not only inviting me into your home but for sharing your story and hearts with me!

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To be boy . . .

is to have energy. I think that’s a fairly universal fact. And I know in our family’s experience, to be boy is to have a. lot. of. energy. In a very wonderful, love-to-be-alive, contagious kind of way, but I’m really not sure if I could keep up with three. This family of all boys, however, makes it look like a piece of cake and oh so much fun. And their boys? Well, they not only have a healthy dose of that fun-to-be-around boy energy, but they are also caring, loving and sweet. Their love for each other this evening was simply palatable.

H’s you are raising some great boys, and I can’t wait to see what God has in store for you this next go around…boy or maybe girl! 😉

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Oh, how I loved . . .

this session! Be prepared for picture overload, because I really did love this one. It was just one of those nights where everything was right. We had beautiful weather, a beautiful sunset and a beautiful family that shared a very beautiful love. We started our time together in a fun urban spot in Dallas where we captured color, texture and a touch of funk.

Then we headed over to a very special place in Dallas for this young mom and dad. They were married just a stone’s throw from this field and are avid cyclists who can often be found cycling around the lake. It was obvious from the first moment that we arrived that it will inevitably become a special place for little Miss. E as well. She was so at home in the midst of the (often rough!) prairie grass. We got such a kick out of watching her run her hands over the grass and smile. She was definitely in her element and will surely grow to love being in nature as much as her parents!

And this beautiful mamma is also a *very* talented artist. You can see some of her amazing paintings here. I am so flattered that they chose me to capture their family on film. Ds, you are a beautiful family with beautiful love wherever you are!

Dallas Babies, Dallas Families, Dallas Natural, Dallas Urban
  1. Carolyn says: Sweet Lauren, we LOVE these photos so much! Thank you for posting such an incredible collection of collages & write-up! Your talent and eye for capturing a moment in time are so impressive... and you were amazing with Emory, which we know *made* the photos... we'll treasure these forever. Thank you! on 07.3.11 @ 2:27 am

  2. Shona says: Absolutely in.cred.i.ble!!! I love every single image from this session. Beautiful! on 07.11.11 @ 8:22 pm

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

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!

Dallas Babies, Dallas Families
  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

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! 😉

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Personal
  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!

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

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

there is nothing sweeter . . .

…than a sleeping baby, especially when she’s your own.

Three times a week, we have to leave to go pick up Maxwell right in the middle of Madeleine’s nap. This is the scene as I walk into her room to wake her up from her sweet sleep…peace, serenity, all is right with the world. And the amazing thing is that every time I rudely awaken her to go get her brother, she is so excited to see him that she happily complies. “Ok, Mommy, let’s go get Maxwell, I feel so much better,” is what she sweetly sings to me. You are a such trooper sweet baby girl, and I feel so very thankful that God graced our family with you! You are a true treasure to me.

Dallas Babies, Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Personal
  1. Gramdmom says: What an angel! She is absolutely the most beautiful granddaughter ever. Love, Papa Lew and Grandmom on 04.18.11 @ 12:55 am