From before we got pregnant, I knew who I wanted to capture my child's first year. Yes, not *just* a newborn session, but THE FIRST YEAR!!! I had seen the idea here and there about capturing baby's first year and fell head over heals in love with the idea. Some parents opted for once a month, others less frequently. I decided it was necessary to have Lauren, from Lauren Dunlap Photography document our baby's growth several times in the first year. Lauren is a local photographer in Poquoson. Not only is she an amazing photographer, she is also a mom to three gorgeous kiddos and a wife to another hard working small business owner, Jesse from DSD Landscaping!
When I began my photography career, I was immediately drawn to Lauren's style. Let's be honest... I idolized Lauren. Every image she posted was just jaw-dropping. I dreamed that maybe someday, I could create those gorgeous, timeless images too!
I didn't know her as a person then... but through her posts and blogs, she seemed so friendly and down-to-earth! I first met her when I was de-stashing some props - when I thought I didn't have time for photography anymore (that's another blog in the making!). As she was looking through my props, I remember her telling me that I should hang on to some of this stuff in case I get back into photography ... So sweet! (And a little bit of a fortune teller, too!)
Lauren is such an amazing person and does so much for her family and her business. She is so hard working and does whatever it takes to deliver the best to her clients. I loved how she worked with all my crazy ideas and she absolutely blew me away with all of her creative ideas! Thanks Lauren for everything ...
But here are a couple of my favorite spreads...