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LAUREN KIRKHAM

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You may recall seeing this beautiful family on the blog a month ago when I finally got their maternity session up… now their sweet girl is rapidly approaching two months old! It’s crazy how fast time goes even in the beginning.  Baby Camille joined her family right on time, and she is the perfect addition.  […]

what do you love to do with the images from your professional photography session?  i am a firm believer in printing – print is the only way these memories will last forever, the only way our children will be able to carry on our family legacy and the only guarantee.  i think back over the […]

it’s always fun to explore new locations for portrait sessions, but I’ll always have my favorites.  As we are rapidly nearing fall family portrait season I thought I’d share a few of a my favorite spots.  I’d love to get a few new spots on my go-to list so if you have new ideas let […]

From the first time I spoke with Adri on the phone I knew we were going to have a fun time in our sessions together.  Everything she hoped for in a session was everything that I love in portrait sessions.  The in between moments, the moments of real laughter, raw emotion… everything I strive to […]

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 […]

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