Durham Photographer- Children, Family, Newborn, Maternity & More

Monday, May 22, 2017

I'm back!!

Hey guys! Thank you all for the wonderful support as I ease back into shooting as a mom of two. The transition has been going so well I am planning to keep it slow for now. I do have some openings so please do not hesitate to ask and if I don't have anything that fits your needs I can certainly recommend someone for you.

Meet Remi!

He is three months old now.

I absolutely LOVE being a mommy of two. It is far better than I ever imagined!!

Remi at 5 days old.

Riley and Remi (one week old)

My babies (Riley 5.5) Remi (3 months)

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Maternity Leave Update


Hey there!! I am 37 weeks pregnant  with Remi Michael and {almost} officially on maternity leave. I had one last mini session today and two more session that had to be rescheduled that I will hopefully get to in the next week. If not, they will have to be pushed back a little bit after our little man makes his appearance. I am already itching to get back into the newborn sessions which thankfully I will have my own around to practice with while I am out! Riley is so excited to be a big sister. She has even made a countdown to my due date out of a paper chain. I have been feeling pretty good. I am very tired by the afternoon and pretty sore these days. I think my body is getting ready! I have had a good amount of Braxton Hicks contractions but nothing regular yet.

I am hoping to get back shooting as soon as possible once life settles down as a family of four and nursing gets into a good groove. I have one newborn scheduled for mid April but I am not opening anymore due dates until May at this time. If you have a May or June due date, please feel free to email me and we can get you on my calendar. I will also open up milestone sessions for mid May. Depending on how I am feeling- I may even offer some milestone mini sessions sooner to get myself back into the studio! I have not decided yet when I will be doing travel mini sessions but I am hoping my first set will be Mommy and Me in May around Mother's Day and I will post those to facebook as soon as I am settled and have a better idea of my schedule. I am thinking of doing them in the woods this year since they were in more of a field setting last year. They were by far some of my favorite ever mini sessions. I love the candid shots of mom with her babies!

If you have a session in mind, please do not hesitate to ask. The worst I can do is say no. I'm queen of last minute "Ok, let's do it!" sessions if they work out for you and for me! (I did one this morning with a request at 9am and shooting at 10am!) My sessions are all listed on the prices and packaging tab along with a link to the contract for you to read over if you have any questions. There has been one small change to mini sessions for 2017 but other than that I think everything else is pretty much the same.

Thank you all for all of your support in this adventure of mine. I love capturing all of your memories for you and I can't wait to share some personal images over the next couple of months. 


Cheers!!
Lauren

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

LSP Update and Maternity Leave

I am behind by 11 [ELEVEN!!!] newborns on my blog since my last post in July! I think I will do a baby photo dump right here for you because they were all fabulous!

How about a little update on LSP!!

I have hired Amanda on as a full time assistant now for all of my full newborn sessions. She has been amazing to work with and I feel like my sessions flow much more smoothly and efficiently! I am also training my amazing husband as a backup if her nursing duties get in the way of my sessions. You would be surprised, but he loves it!

I also wanted to share a little information on my maternity leave. Sweet Remi is due in February. I am not booking anymore newborns in advance after the first of December due to being big and uncomfortable and not likely able to get down into positions I need to get into for the shots I love. If you want to email me as your baby is born or closer to the due date in December or January, please feel free to do so and I will book you as I feel comfortable.

That being said, I *hope* to return to newborns and studio sessions fairly quickly. I will not be openly booking anything far in advance until I am comfortable but I will tell you now to not hesitate to ask! If I am feeling up to it mid to late March and you are OK with me possibly needing to take a nursing break, I say let's do it!   I can't stay away from these babies for long!

I will be booking milestone sessions in the studio through January and possibly the first of February. I will not be booking anymore travel sessions at this time until further notice. I am pretty much fully booked for 2016 with a few weekday openings in December. I will likely do another round of outdoor mini sessions in late Spring 2017 (read: Mommy+Me minis again!!!)

Thank you all for your support and hanging with me!


Enjoy my last several babies that never got a chance to have their own blog post! 





















Thursday, April 21, 2016

Newborn Pierce {10 days new} Durham, NC Newborn Photographer

Newborn Pierce {10 days new} Durham, NC Newborn Photographer

Pierce was such a sweetheart. I had so much fun snuggling him. At the end of his session I just laid him on my chest. I handed him back to his mom saying "you probably want your baby back." What a whirlwind week last week with three newborns, two family sessions and three sitter milestone sessions! It was a blast and I can't wait to share it all.