Lauren Reynolds Photography, LLC

Posts Tagged ‘Family’

the friendship years

I leave most sessions feeling very nostalgic about how fast my kiddos are growing up. I’m sure that’s no surprise, as that seems to be a constant theme here on this little blog of mine. But not this session! I loved watching the interaction between this beautiful mamma and her three not-so-little ones. The laughter, the fun, and all the things they enjoy doing together. In fact, they were packing up from our time together to go hit a 5K run that night as a family (how fun is that!?). No, I didn’t leave feeling nostalgic, but excited about all that lays ahead. Excited for the years to come where our children will blossom into their own, develop interests that are special to them and hopefully become our friends too. J, you are a wonderful mom, and have three fantastic kids. Your love and connections shine through so beautifully — thank you for trusting me to capture them for you!

Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Urban
  1. No comments yet. Be the first one to say something!

love, love, love

There’s no shortage here!

Dallas Families, Dallas Lifestyle
  1. No comments yet. Be the first one to say something!

Hope for Harper

Meet Harper Elle Howard, an 18-month-old little girl who should be a busy toddler by now…into everything and entertaining her family with those precious toddler antics. But she is not. She has trouble holding her own head up, can’t sit unsupported, crawl, talk or walk. As her mom stated in a recent interview, “she is an 18-month-old trapped in a 2 to 3-month-old’s body.” She was born with a rare genetic disorder that affects less than 300 people world-wide and doesn’t even have a name. You have probably never heard of it; I hadn’t. It is referred to as CDKL5, the gene that it affects, and it causes intense seizures, sensory issues, gastrointestinal difficulties, visual impairment, scoliosis and severely delayed developmental growth.

That’s the bad news, but certainly not the end of sweet Harper’s story. The good news is that there is Hope for Harper and hope for better treatment and a cure to CDKL5! Harper’s family has found a doctor at Children’s Hospital of Boston to study the disorder, improve treatment and, ultimately, find a cure. They are diligently raising money in hopes of meeting their commitment of $100,000 by December 31st so Harper’s study can begin in January. They are about 25% there, with only 2 1/2 months to go. Would you consider visiting this page to contribute to this worthy cause? I just did, and I hope you will too!

Penny, you are an inspiration to me and an example to all mothers. The tenacity with which you and Dustin are fighting for and believing in Harper is so beautiful and encourages me to be a better mom to my two little ones. I pray that people’s hearts and lives are touched (as I know mine has been) as you continue to tell Harper’s story and fight for a cure to CDKL5.

Dallas Babies, Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Natural, Giving Back
  1. No comments yet. Be the first one to say something!

the “fun” session

If I had to describe this session in one word, it would be “FUN!” Mr. G was such a fun little guy, and we had a great time together playing games and exploring during our session. And I loved it that his parents were up for anything! They certainly contributed to the “fun factor” too!

We started our session off in a funky urban area of Dallas for plenty of color and texture.

And then we headed over to a nearby field for some family snuggles, tickles and more two-year-old exploration.

And if my calculations are correct, Mr. G should be a big brother very soon! What fun the newest little M is in for! :)

Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Kids, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural, Dallas Urban
  1. Sarah McCaffery says: Love the variety you got with both an urban and natural setting! Great colors, too :) on 09.16.11 @ 3:42 am

They told me that she was a good baby,

but I was still not prepared for how good she was. Four months is just not supposed to be this easy! :)

Dallas Babies, Dallas Families, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural
  1. Jen Brown says: Wynne is so precious! These pictures are beautiful. on 07.26.11 @ 2:16 am

  2. Scott says: What a cute little girl! on 07.26.11 @ 4:46 am

  3. Debbie Rote says: Beautiful and precious! on 07.26.11 @ 8:11 am

  4. Paula Acosta says: How Adorable! Love how the shot focus is on Wynne!..... on 07.26.11 @ 8:41 am

  5. Cathy says: That is Wynne! Always a smile and those big blue eyes! She has such a peaceful happy disposition. Beautiful! on 07.26.11 @ 8:53 am

  6. Rosemary Goodman says: What beautiful pictures. Should be used on the front of Parents Magazine! on 07.26.11 @ 8:55 am

  7. janet says: What a beautiful family. Great pics! on 07.26.11 @ 10:01 am

  8. Ashley says: What a blessing! Beautiful photos of a beautiful family - can't wait to see the rest! on 07.26.11 @ 10:03 am

  9. Doug says: She is so pretty!! Very photogenic!!! on 07.26.11 @ 7:10 pm

  10. Angie says: Oh my gosh, these are so beautiful! She is a doll! on 07.26.11 @ 8:42 pm

  11. Amy Parker says: Absolutely beautiful! Love those eyes! on 07.26.11 @ 8:58 pm

  12. judy says: Beautiful baby, beautiful family! Can't wait to see the rest of the pics. on 07.26.11 @ 10:11 pm

  13. Marcy Moore says: Just precious and the photograph captures her beautiful smile!!! on 07.26.11 @ 11:32 pm

  14. Marsha Sercy says: Precious baby, precious family, thanks for sharing it. on 07.27.11 @ 8:17 am

  15. Christine says: The baby in the family is notoriously a "good one" ;) Wynne looks so adorable and all three of you together is such a precious shot! on 08.2.11 @ 8:50 pm

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!

Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Kids, Dallas Lifestyle, Dallas Natural, Dallas Newborns
  1. No comments yet. Be the first one to say something!

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
  1. No comments yet. Be the first one to say something!

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! 😉

Dallas Children, Dallas Families, Dallas Kids, Dallas Natural
  1. No comments yet. Be the first one to say something!

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

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