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Lauren: Author, lawyer, mother

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If you’ve been paying attention to my Instagram story the last 6 months or so, you’ll know that I’ve been expecting #2, and if we’re friends IRL, you’ll know that we….

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. I could photograph women of this age ALL. YEAR. LONG. You women who have lived life and wear it on your skin with pride… let me photograph you, please? You have the je ne sais quoi that a bleached-blond, size-00, 18-year old can never have. You have an sexiness combined with subtlety that is impossible to put into words, but oh-so-beautiful to photograph.

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“As I sat there listening to these mothers, I felt really out of place. One of the women had been coming to the group for about a year, and she just kept talking about how horrible her life was, and going on and on. Some women didn’t want to open up, and others really opened up. But to me, it felt like the women there saw themselves as victims and were [myopic and] unable to see a bigger picture. I didn’t feel that there was any instruction or encouragement [on how to get better], and I ended up feeling even worse when I left. I knew I never wanted to do that again. It shook me awake. I [realized that I] saw myself as a strong person, not as a victim,  and I needed to redirect my negative energy into something else. That was the permission I needed to start working again on my business, and to really pour myself into that.”

I didn’t want to be someone who was still struggling a year later, and I decided that wasn’t going to happen. 

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The reality is that we live in a world where image is king – your image gets you that swipe on Tinder, the free drink at the bar, and even the interview or job.  Who we are on our social networks and the image we display at our offices or places of business are no longer optional elements of success in social or business environments.

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Wait,” I said. “You booked a flight for which weekend?” Post elopement/honeymoon, sometimes things get lost in translation, and my trinity of friends all booked their flights for the April weekend before my wedding reception, following my hazy affirmation of plans. However, in their true Romantic fashion, they turned tragedy into triumph and we enjoyed a […]

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There’s something about babies. You know? Something incandescent, fleeting, priceless about their little beings. The tiny, stretching hands, the round little bellies, the full trust. The littleness, yet the magnitude. I’m not a mom yet, but someday I’ll get to understand what this it’s like to create magic.One of my favorite newborn sessions was back […]

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Last year I got to do some recital portraits for a local Austin dance company and it. was. the. best. All these cute little girls in their cute little costumes and little dance shoes and little dance poses. I mean, some of them are barely out of diapers and had only been dancing 6 months, […]

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Last year I got to do some recital portraits for a local Austin dance company and it. was. the. best. All these cute little girls in their cute little costumes and little dance shoes and little dance poses. I mean, some of them are barely out of diapers and had only been dancing 6 months, […]

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Amy and I had the chance to meet each other when I first moved to Austin nearly a year and a half ago (!) and I think we both realized we had a lot in common (right, Amy?!) – we were at the same place in life, with similar interests and aesthetics, both artists, both […]

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