27 July 2010

**Rachel and Brett** Engagement Session Sneak Peek

I am absolutely so excited to share these pictures with you. Mostly because Rachel is so anxious to see them but also to show all of my readers and fans. Rachel and Brett are also loved by many so I'm excited to show all their friends and family as well.

Allow me to introduce you to my precious cousin and friend, Rachel and her new fiance, Brett. I had the wonderful, lucky opportunity to take their engagement pictures. Why lucky? They live in Tennessee. I live in Texas. There's a pesky state called "Arkansas" between us. They got engaged just a few days before I was already planning to come into town for our other cousin's wedding. The timing was perfect!
Rachel is very special to me...and now Brett too. It was really important to me to take memorable pictures of them. Maybe I'm partial because the subject is my own family but I'm really loving these pictures! I hope you do too. Leave some comment love and let me know which ones you love!

Become a fan of Lauren Michelle Photography on facebook to see the slide show (with all the pictures) that I will be posting soon!

p.s. side note...I've been slightly anxious that somehow I would lose all these pictures between Tennessee and home...they are now safely stored (and backed up) on my computer. :)

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14 July 2010

***Sneak Peek*** Baby Aaron 1-Year Pictures

On Monday I met up with Brenda and Aaron to take their sweet, brown-eyed baby Aaron's 1-year pictures. I had so much fun! Does it get any better than interacting with a baby and capturing all of his sweet faces?

While we were taking pictures of baby Aaron making a mess with his cupcake Brenda said:
"Doesn't this make all your hard work worth it?".
My response was "YES! Yes, it definitely does!"
Photographing baby Aaron with that cupcake was definitely the highlight of the photo shoot. He was a hoot! We plopped him down in the middle of the busy playground with a blanket and a cupcake. He was the star of the park! At one point I turned around and we had an audience of kids! One little boy helped us get some smiles out of baby Aaron. It was that kid's lucky day- Brenda gave him her extra cupcake (after asking his mom of course)! The cupcake was a great idea. I'm so glad Brenda and Aaron decided to do it...and made it happen! I can't wait to have the entire shoot edited and online! Enjoy these sneak peeks in the meantime...

Notice the drool?

Which group of shots are you looking forward to seeing more of? Leave a comment to let me know.

12 July 2010

The Many Faces of Miss Abigail

My sweet niece, Abigail, just had her 4th birthday. I did my best to capture the birthday party on “film” while still enjoying the party. I might be partial but I think this kid is pretty awesome! But really…I wish I had a recording of her exclamations and excitement over each and every present she received. She’s my favorite person to give a gift to because she makes SURE you know she just thinks it’s amazing!

I noticed in editing these pictures that Abigail has so many facial expressions. I thought I would share my favorites from her birthday celebration.

Here are some shots of the pinata craziness!