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LAUREN KIRKHAM

welcome

choosing someone to photograph your family’s most intimate moments can be challenging!  it’s important that you are both on the same page, expectations are known and understood so that you can not only ensure the best experience, but you can feel comfortable thinking about the portraits you will receive. 1. What is your ideal session […]

This family is near and dear to my heart – I’ve documented them a few times the first time being when their little man was 6 months old (Jack and his dad wore Buffalo Bills hats for part of the session so we were all immediate friends!).   there is nothing more amazing than watching families […]

enjoy a preview of the M Family’s Saratoga Springs Family Session!

oh little miss milly you were such a dream to photograph.  from your mothers impeccable design skills (she’s incredible–she can pull so many things together into one room and make it look perfect!) and the sweetly pink scene to your fantastic mellow demeanor throughout our session it was simply perfect.  milly’s mom came to me […]

These two warned me that they were going to be “super awkward adults” in front of the camera…. what you’ll see in the images shows just the opposite.  not only is their home super cute – but they are the opposite of awkward!  the anticipation of a baby is unlike anything you can ever experience […]

ok ok… so its 3 days before Christmas and you still haven’t gotten that beautiful shot of your kiddos with the blurred Christmas lights… look no farther! I’m going to share some SUPER easy tips to help you achieve this image so you can remember these moments forever.  Christmas is one of my absolute favorite […]

These people right here… and especially this mama… shes amazing.  last year, when miss Amelia was turning one – her mama reached out to me to use a gift certificate she had received when Amelia was born.  Little did I know that I was about to meet one of the best people I know!  Amanda […]

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.  […]

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 […]

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