the journal

LAUREN KIRKHAM photography


This season has me thinking about how the next generation is going to remember our moments, our traditions.  As I sat at the thanksgiving table with my husband’s family I thought to myself how incredible it was to create this table where 4 generations sit, a table that over the last 10 years has housed […]

It’s the age old question.  Why is this luxury investment worth it?  Do we NEED to have photos? Well the simple answer is no – they are not a necessity of life.. you’re right.  But do I NEED Photos in my life??? Yeah – I sure do.  They change my perspective, they allow me to […]

a letter of thank to the bills, for an incredible season, a light in our winter, and something to look forward to.


Do you want to start documenting your every day life but aren’t sure how to start?? A photo a day project or a ‘Project 365’ is REALLY Fun but they are also a huge commitment and sometimes that can be overwhelming!! Sometimes starting with a photo a week project can seem easier to tackle, but […]

this little lady is the youngest of 5 and i have had the pleasure of photographing all of her older siblings starting with her oldest sisters first birthday session.  their mama is so many things to me – a coworker, old neighbor and most importantly a great friend!  i have such admiration for her – […]

ok.. this one is an old one… but my goodness is this girl adorable, and her room… is basically spectacular.  with beautiful light and pretty soft pinks and neutrals it was a dream to photograph in.  it seems crazy that time goes by as fast as it does – i clearly remember cora’s newborn session… […]

Gallery walls are all the rage.  We’ve been in our house for almost a year and a half and we just FINALLY hung things on the wall I’ve been dreaming of having one.  As a photographer I love helping families create beautiful artwork for their homes and a large family print is the perfect way […]

This weekend is Mothers Day – or if you saw my post earlier in the week I have declared that this whole week should be considered Mothers Day Week considering the interesting role changes many of the mamas in the world have experienced over the last couple of months.  I personally went from a full […]

ok… you all know by now that I LOVE documenting my every day.  for a few years I participated in a photo a day challenge – which not only helped me recognize beauty in the littlest things, but it helped me document my life – and its so crazy with two young kids that its […]

Hey friends! I’m joined here today by my OTHER sister talking about presence and mindfulness.  I have to practice the things in this message every. single. day.  being present in ONE moment and not multitasking is super hard for me, but so worth it and something i work towards every day.  As a mom, wife, […]

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