the journal

LAUREN KIRKHAM

welcome

In the past decade, the idea of “shopping local” has been a frequent topic of conversation.  This generation wants to support those who are closest to them, and I love being able to do that both professionally and personally.  Recently I had the absolute pleasure of hanging out with Virginia of Razimus Jewelry.  I was […]

I feel honored to be chosen by families and couples to document important times in their lives – and this session was no different.  I was so thankful to be asked by another photographer – the incredibly talented Nicole Starr of Nicole Starr Photography to photograph her first baby as they welcomed him into their […]

you may remember seeing Carrie and Kevin’s maternity portraits a few weeks ago – on the most perfectly snowy afternoon…. and less than a month after we had their maternity session I was back photographing their new little love Brody!!! Every time I arrive at a newborn session I have to squeeze in a little […]

i love in home maternity sessions because of how comfortable they are.  i love photographing newborns because of the freshness and new beginning of a family they provide.  an in home maternity session allows the photographer to show the crazy anticipation of two people before they become a family of three… or more if siblings […]

as we embark on some pretty big life changes i’m again reminded of the importance of photographs.  we are going to be moving soon… leaving the house my husband and i first lived in together, where we were when we got married, had two children… lots of big memories were made there… i am so […]

whats all the fuss about a fresh 48 session?  who really wants to have photos taken literally hours after giving birth?? i’m here to tell you that you do. you may not believe me right now.. but you do.  in 20 years when you flip back on these images (heck in ONE year!!!) you are […]

we totally lucked out with this session… the weather predicted rain for the day – meaning its dark inside and crummy outside… lucky for us – it ended up overcast and fairly light! we started out inside (in the room bennett is usually NOT allowed to play in!! lucky little dude!), explored around the house […]

When is the best time for family portraits?  Is it when all the kids are old enough to listen (wait…. does that actually happen??? ever????)?  Is it before the kids can walk?  Is it a certain time of year?  Or a certain season of life? i’m here to tell you its all the time.  its […]

what better day to share a super cute couple than valentines day?!  a few weeks ago i had the pleasure of spending my morning in kendell and cody’s unique downtown troy home.  they claimed they were “going to be awkward” in front of the camera…. they were far from it.  from snuggling to dancing and […]

i’ve known jess and jon for a while working together at the hospital as nurses for years – and it’s been fun watching their relationship grow over the last few years.  i was truly honored when they asked me to photograph their intimate wedding up in burlington. When we awoke saturday morning the streets were covered in […]

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