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Our joy

Our vacation this year did not go as planned. It started with the devastating loss of a beloved father and grandfather who left us for eternity way too soon. And if that wasn’t enough, I was in and out of doctors offices and ERs in three different states with a crazy staph infection in my arm that just wouldn’t go away. It wasn’t what we planned. But the important thing was that we were together, away from the distractions of daily life. We were grieving and healing (in more ways than one), and in the midst of all the craziness, there were moments like this. Moments of sunshine in our time of rain. I am so thankful for these two little loves and the joy they bring to our lives each and every day.

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Dallas Lifestyle, Personal
  1. Shona says: I'm so sorry for you loss Lauren...Beautiful image and words. on 08.22.11 @ 3:21 am

  2. Amy says: I'm so sorry for all that you've been through the past few months. What a beautiful photo to remind you of the little joys God has given you. on 08.22.11 @ 3:38 am

  3. Grandmom says: The photo is beautiful. on 08.26.11 @ 3:34 am

my brave knight

As with most little boys, my Maxwell has responded to the age-old question, “what do you want to be when you grow up?” with the typical little boy answers: a policeman, astronaut, firefighter and even paleontologist. But more often than not these days, he tells us that he wants to grow up to be “a knight that fights for right.” I’m not exactly sure what that means to him in that vivid imagination of his, but how special it will be if God uses his zeal and uniquely passionate approach to life in such a noble way. Maxwell, may you always find the courage and conviction to stand in life for what is right, lovely and true!

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tough shoes to fill

There may be some tough shoes for this newest little B to fill, but his big brothers can *hardly* wait to show him the ropes. He is just 10 days old, and what sweet, tender love they have for him already!

Dallas Children, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Newborns
  1. Mimi says: How adorable! I can't wait to see them all! on 08.2.11 @ 8:39 am

a mother’s love

A mother’s love is special. I’ve always known this…everyone does. But it wasn’t until I became a mother myself and held my first child in my arms for the first time that I truly understood what that meant. I began to love in a way that I never had before. I loved that tiny little person so completely, so differently. And I think becoming a mother helped me to love others in my life better too. I loved my husband in a deeper way now that we were officially a family, and I gained an appreciation for all that my own parents had done for me and why.

A mother’s love is special. I love it that we documented that for this beautiful mamma and her two little ones, and it makes me realize how badly I need a photo session of my own!

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chalking.

It’s the little things that are making our summer special. He’s just going off to Kindergarten, not college, not a boarding school. But I’m trying to savor every moment with both of them this summer, because for our family, this summer marks the end of one stage and the beginning of the next. I’m excited about all that lays ahead of us, but I know that as we enter “big boy school” and all the activities and to and fro that will naturally accompany that, we will inevitably have less time for just hanging out…for doing things like drawing pictures on the sidewalk and hugging in the sunshine….just ‘cuz we felt like it.

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Dallas Lifestyle, Personal
  1. Sarah McCaffery says: Beautiful, Lauren! Your kids look like such sweethearts! Hope you are having a wonderful summer so far :) on 07.13.11 @ 7:43 am

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!

Dallas Babies, Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Newborns, Dallas Twins
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Being ladylike

Hmmm…seems like we may need a few lessons in this area!

Ok, well that’s a *little* better…

Dallas Children, Dallas Kids, Dallas Urban, Personal
  1. Amy says: So very very precious!! on 07.11.11 @ 3:54 am

  2. an unexpected detour | Lauren Reynolds Photography, LLC says: [...] was so excited about my vision for this family session. It involved this reflecting pool, beautiful flowers and an adorable 4-year-old little girl. But when I arrived at our intended [...] on 02.11.12 @ 11:39 am

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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Happy Independence Day!

We saw the most amazing fireworks display this year. It was truly spectacular. But before all the glitz and sparkle began, we watched a poignant short film on the sacrifices our men and women in uniform have made for our country. I was so moved by it (literally teared up on the lawn in the dark!) and was thankful for the reminder of all that has and continues to be sacrificed so that we can enjoy the freedoms we so often take for granted. I hope that as my two grow, they learn to appreciate this great country we are so fortunate to call our own!

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Five Alive!

Miss. C is five, and boy did she have fun celebrating with her friends, Texas style! There was a petting zoo, horseback riding, jump houses with crazy fun slides, a My Little Pony pinata and plenty of all out birthday fun!

And it would be a shame if I didn’t show you the album her mamma chose to preserve their memories. It is absolutely gorgeous. I was so excited when I picked it up, and I can’t say that I didn’t drool over it a few times before I delivered it to its rightful owner. As I’ve said before, the Forbeyon albums I offer are so incredible. The quality is among the best in the industry, and they are just so darn cool! From the brushed metal cameo on the front to the endless high grade cover options, there is just so much you can do to personalize them. I just love the idea of my clients having these to keep their memories alive for years and years to come!

Stay tuned for more album posts to come. There are endless cover options, and I’m sure I’ll have to show off some more!

Dallas Children, Dallas Events, Dallas Kids, Products
  1. Mandi Nikole says: Congrats on being featured on their Cool Covers session. It is absolutely beautiful. on 07.1.11 @ 11:38 pm

  2. ginny adkins says: Wonderful images and what a fun party! I saw your link from the Cool Covers email and had to check it out. Congrats!! on 07.2.11 @ 1:26 am