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I’ve known these guys for, well, what feels like forever! I went to high school with them both, and back them they were just krissy and just tim. A few years later and they reconnected and became krissy + tim. And man, are they perfect together.

They came home to the east coast right before their Spring wedding (just two more weeks, eeeek!) and we got some photos done of them in our little town – the place where they first kissed.

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So different, so fun!

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Like, can you even handle how incredibly cute they are?

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Krissy, girl, you are on FIRE.

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Krissy + Tim, I cannot WAIT until your wedding in just a few short weeks! Clearly, you’re both gonna kill it in the portrait department! xo, Lauren

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  • April 3, 2017 - 2:57 pm

    erin schmidt - Oh my goodness they are so gorgeous! I love your use of light and how comfortable they look in front of the camera! i can’t wait to see their wedding!ReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2017 - 5:45 pm

    Kristine B - Aw! These two are adorable. I love how well they snuggle in together. They look like they belong together!ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2017 - 12:39 am

    Wilbur - Welp! If I was forced to pick ONE or TWO images that I love or I would be pushed off a cliff, I’d be screwed. These are amazing. As I scrolled I was kept Oohing and Ahhing. These are fantastic. ^_^ I love em.

    Congratulations on the Engagement ^_^ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2017 - 1:10 pm

    jacqie - love that beautiful sun! bottom left is my FAVEEEEEE! nice work!ReplyCancel

Lately I have been looooovvvving maternity sessions (I’ve got another sweet winter maternity session coming to the blog shortly!). My beautiful friend, Holly, reached out to me and asked me if I wouldn’t mind taking some maternity photographs for her new expanding family. MIND?!

Let’s get to the good stuff..

 

Holly + Brandon are the best. Seriously.

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How adorable is she?! Like, I can’t even.

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We did a quick outfit change and then a few more photos. I just love her expression here.

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HOLY GORGEOUS MAMA

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Holly + Brandon – I love you guys. I’m so happy I got to spend the day with you and document the start of your new family. Sending you so much love! I can’t wait to meet the little guy/gal when he/she is here! xo, Lauren

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  • March 28, 2017 - 6:52 pm

    Kristine B - Wow! The lighting throughout is stunning!! I love this mama-to-be’s gorgeous smile. She is simply glowing!!ReplyCancel

  • March 28, 2017 - 7:14 pm

    jenny g - Oh how sweet is this winter pregnancy session?! I love that there’s snow on the ground in the background, and light is just so pretty in these! Mama to be is just glowing and gorgeous. Beautiful set of photos! :)ReplyCancel

  • March 29, 2017 - 12:35 am

    Wilbur - Ah! I love snowy photos and these are great! Her smile is infectious!ReplyCancel

  • March 29, 2017 - 12:48 am

    Natalie - How completely lovely!! That second b&w with the wind in her hair… GORGEOUS!! You’re the best, Lauren!ReplyCancel

  • March 29, 2017 - 3:10 am

    TB - Your light for this session was incredible! These are such beautiful photos, congrats Holly & Brandon!ReplyCancel

  • April 2, 2017 - 11:14 pm

    Karen - What a beautiful winter session! Holly is just glowing ! They are too sweet together. love the ones with the barn. Great jobReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2017 - 2:44 pm

    erin schmidt - What a gorgeous Mama! I love that pretty winter light – fabulous job as always!ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2017 - 3:12 am

    jacqie - what an adorable mama! i adore the ones against the water. beautiful work!ReplyCancel

 

Guys! Are you ready for the most magical St. Patrick’s Day wedding there ever was?! Of course you are!

Let’s start right here with Thea’s amazing EcoFlower bouquet. These amazing flowers are made of WOOD. That’s right, WOOD.

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Hiiiiiii Thea!

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Meanwhile, across town…

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Hiiiiiiiii Josh!

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Oh, hey Thea. You’re gorgeous.

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I love the way mamas look at their babies in their dresses.

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Get ready for 3 (yes, 3) first looks! First up, Josh seeing Thea for the first time..

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..next up, Thea + Josh’s boys seeing their mama for the first time..

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..and now Thea’s dad seeing her for the first time. Are you crying yet?

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Thea picked the most amazing color palette. I cannot even HANDLE that gold maid of honor pop of color!

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They were a fun bunch, what can I say?

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Ceremony looks..

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The best exit from your ceremony EVER!

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Always the gentleman..

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Guys, this is one of my favorite photos ever. I just looooooove these knowing glances.

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And now we party!

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And boy did they party!

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Finally, we took a few portraits inside before I left, and man I’m so glad we did! Special thanks to my amazing second shooter Sarah for scoping out the wallpaper!

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Thea + Josh, thank you both so much for allowing me to capture your wedding day. You guys are the best and I wish you continued love + happiness on this next leg of your journey! xo, Lauren

 

 

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dress shop In White Lancaster //  bridesmaids dresses • Vera Wang // shoes • Escada // makeup • Erica Nicole // hair • Rhonda Griffis // groomsmen  • Mens Wearhouse // florist  •  EcoFlower // venue  • Regal Ballroom // dj  • Eclipse Entertainers // bakery Bredenbeck’s // second shooter • Sarah Fisher

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  • March 28, 2017 - 6:54 pm

    Kristine B - Wow. The details of this wedding are simply stunning! I love all the hilarious reception candids! those last three images are gorgeous! Amazing as usual!!ReplyCancel

  • March 28, 2017 - 7:17 pm

    jenny g - Oh man what a fun wedding and a gorgeous bride!! That BW image of the two of them dancing at their first dance is my faaaaave. Killing it always, Lauren. XOReplyCancel

  • March 29, 2017 - 12:37 am

    Wilbur - Okay Okay Okay! These are super amazing but the photo of the bride and the little girl at the table is my fav. They both were having a great time. Everyone was having a great time. Great images :)ReplyCancel

  • March 29, 2017 - 12:50 am

    Natalie - This wedding is stunning, the photography is flawless, and their dancing shots are my favorite EVER!!! You are magic behind that lens, lady!ReplyCancel

  • March 29, 2017 - 3:12 am

    Tsone - Absolutely fanastically beautiful… I want to see more! Haha… amazing work Lauren :-)ReplyCancel

  • March 29, 2017 - 11:17 pm

    Brenda Ross - The pictures are incredible. Thank you so much for your loving comments about our family. I feel blessed you were with Josh and Theia for their special day. You can see you love what you do.ReplyCancel

  • April 2, 2017 - 11:20 pm

    Karen - OMG THIS WEDDING IS FAB FAB FAB !!!! I am in love with each and every image… are you kidding me? It’s perfection. Love the light ! Your fave images is mine as well – that bride is gorgeous !,,,, so well doneReplyCancel

  • April 3, 2017 - 2:45 pm

    erin schmidt - Oh my gosh, I am obsessed with these!!! I love the colors and the fun! so, so precious! Amazing work lady!ReplyCancel

  • April 4, 2017 - 3:14 am

    jacqie - you ROCKED those detail shots! and what an awesome reception!!! so much fun!ReplyCancel

Adorable family/maternity session coming atcha! Ardita asked me to photograph her family portraits and I was flattered, since this mama is an amazing photographer in her own right.

This beautiful family is expecting another baby in just a few short months!

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Jacob just loves his mama.

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Oh, Alex. You are just the sweetest.

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And Jacob, with the silliest spirit.

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I just love these two.

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Oh, Ardita – GIRL YOU GLOW!

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Mama-daughter love.

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Oh, my heart.

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And I’ll end with a favorite of this foursome (soon to by fivesome!)

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Kola family, thank you so much for inviting me into your story, and allowing me to capture beautiful images of your family. You guys are just the absolute BEST. xo, Lauren

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  • December 6, 2016 - 5:09 pm

    jacqie - HOW FUN! I love that photo against the teal door. ADORABLE! High fives for a gorgeous session.ReplyCancel

  • December 7, 2016 - 10:27 pm

    Jenny - These are fantastic, Lauren! That little guy looks like SO much fun, and his sister’s smile just pours sunshine. My favorites are the one of mom and dad laughing together (so sweet!) and the last one. Perfect.ReplyCancel

  • December 8, 2016 - 3:38 am

    Keren - These are the sweetest pictures! I love how you captured the kids!! LOVE the light and your editing. BEAUTIFUL!!ReplyCancel

  • December 9, 2016 - 3:16 pm

    jenny g - What an adorable couple of kids! This looks like an amazing session and mama is GORGEOUS! Loved every picture (especially mom and dad especially giggly together!) Well done!ReplyCancel

  • December 10, 2016 - 1:50 am

    Caitlynn - Lauren! Ahh! Beautiful family. Love that first family photo and all those shots in the field are to die for! Those individual images of mama with her kiddos are precious. Gorgeous work.ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2016 - 4:05 pm

    Natalie - These images are STUNNING!!! I adore how you captured these kiddos and their spunk! Beautiful images that this family will cherish forever.ReplyCancel

  • December 12, 2016 - 4:32 pm

    Gisselle - Beautiful photos and beautiful family! These are great!ReplyCancel

  • December 13, 2016 - 8:10 pm

    Chrissy - Such a stinkin’ adorable family!! Love these so much!!ReplyCancel

  • December 15, 2016 - 4:04 pm

    Bobbi - LOVE LOVE LOVE these!!! So many happy genuine smiles 😀 High fives!ReplyCancel

Happy Friday, friends! I’m about to share my last wedding of 2016, and let me tell you: it was a beauty. You ready? Okay then..

 

Meet Molly. She is a light.

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Her details were flawless + oh-so-classic.

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That necklace on the right? It’s from 1914 and it’s been passed down through her family.

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First looks (with dads or grooms) did NOT disappoint this whole year, and Molly’s dad just topped it off with his incredibly joyful expression!

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As a mama of a daughter, I try to make sure to get a few of my brides with their mamas outside of the regular “scheduled” portraits.

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Meanwhile, across town…

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Love this shot of Ray + his dad!

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First look feels.

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My second shooter, Alison, is the MASTER of the veil.

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And a FINNNNEEEEE looking bridal party!

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Seriously, how cute are they?

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Molly and her dad heading down the aisle. If you zoom in, they have the EXACT same expression. LOVE.

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The new Mr. & Mrs.!

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They got married at Manayunk Brewery and it was FANTASTIC. Not only was the place awesome + the food amazing, but the staff was THE BEST! So nice, laid back, and bonus points – they fed us hungry photographers right away! I can’t say enough great things about them!

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Party time!!

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You know it’s a good party when there’s a dance off with a kid.

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End of the night brewery shot. Special thanks to my amazing second shooter, Alison, for wedging her tiny little self in-between two brewery vats to hold my light!

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Molly + Ray – thank you both so much for allowing me to capture your beautiful wedding day. It was the perfect way to end my wedding season – surrounded by your warm and welcoming family + friends, incredibly thought out and beautiful details, and your love for each other. You guys are seriously the best! xo, Lauren

 

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 dress  • Maggie Sottero // dress shop Sabrina Ann Consignment //  bridesmaids dresses • JS Collections // shoes • Betsey Johnson // makeup • Makeup By Shayna // groomsmen  • Mens Wearhouse // florist  •  Wegman’s // ceremony  •  St. Stephen’s Church // reception  • Manayunk Brewery // dj  • Joe Hayes  // second shooter Alison Hobelmann

 

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  • November 30, 2016 - 8:17 pm

    Chrissy - Girl, you are my HERO. These are freaking AMAZING!!! Always love seeing your work!!ReplyCancel

  • December 1, 2016 - 9:42 pm

    Destinee - Lauren- your work is phenomenal. These images are no exception. Beautiful, beautiful images of a perfect day!ReplyCancel

  • December 2, 2016 - 9:02 pm

    jenny g - That last photo is just blowing me away. So many intimate and beautiful images – such a lucky couple to have these to remember their special day with :) LOVE the bridesmaids dresses, also!ReplyCancel

  • December 3, 2016 - 3:45 am

    Kristine b - I’m obsessed with every stinking image. I love this wedding! The bride is stunning and all the portraits are gorgeous. Fabulous as usual!!!!ReplyCancel

  • December 3, 2016 - 9:24 am

    Nick - I always enjoy looking at your pictures!!! Awesome job!!!!ReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2016 - 2:13 pm

    Megan D - LOOOOOOOOVE!!!!! OMG!!! That first photo!! And it only got better from there! This couple is gorgeous. And the image of the groomsmen and groom walking with their arms around each other might be my most fave groomsmen shot ever. FAB job!!ReplyCancel

  • December 5, 2016 - 2:33 am

    Natalie - Listen Lauren, you need to tell me where you find all of these model couples with amazing style. Is there a secret club or something?! SHESH!!! Ok, a few things we should talk about…. 1. YOUR PROCESSING ROCKS MY SOCKS! I mean, even the reception is so stinking spot on. 2. That veil shot!!! I’m such a sucker fora veil shot. and finally 3. The bridesmaids dresses are possibly my favorite ever! All around gorgeous, as expected from your insanely talented self.ReplyCancel

  • December 5, 2016 - 2:30 pm

    Jen Crowe - Stunning images!ReplyCancel

  • December 6, 2016 - 5:02 am

    gisselle - you’re amazing. stunning photos from beginning to end!ReplyCancel