There is something absolutely magical about lifestyle newborn photography. Getting to capture families in their own safe haven, the place they do life – the place they first bring their babies home to – it is all so beautiful to me. And it is for this very reason I quickly knew I wanted to specialize in this type of newborn photography, and gave up my photography studio altogether.
It is also the reason I decided to quit my full time corporate job, teach myself photography, and start my own full time photography business. See, I am not one of those that dreamed of being a photographer since I was little. In fact, it never even crossed my mind until I had my daughter and hired a newborn photographer myself. Unfortunately that experience was not a good one – from the actual session itself to the entire client experience. But I’m truly so thankful for that now. It is because of that experience, that the idea of becoming a photographer myself entered my mind. I just knew that I could teach myself photography and would make sure my client experience was the absolutely best it could be. I would run my business the way I, as a mother, would want to be treated from start to finish. Fast forward 8 years later, my photography business is thriving and I get to shoot exactly what I love to shoot – newborns and motherhood.
I adore this session in particular because you can actually FEEL the love through the photos. This beautiful couple struggled a very long time with multiple miscarriages, two failed IVF treatments, and miraculously finally conceived naturally. It is truly such an honor to capture images like these for all of my families, as each family has their own special and unique story. So to have a very small part of that, knowing these will be images they will be sure to always cherish, I’m forever grateful.
Mommy+Me sessions are absolutely one of my very favorite types of sessions! There is something just so special between a Mom and her precious baby. Capturing the love and pure joy – the bond is like no other. As a Mom myself, we are typically the one behind the camera, capturing all the sweet moments in our children’s lives. But every now and then, we need to be in the photos with our little ones so later they can see and feel the love we had in these small yet shaping moments. Contact us now for your Mommy + Me photography session!
I’m so in love with this sweet lifestyle newborn shoot. It is probably one of my very favorites to date. There are sometimes when everything just comes together – the light, the white furnishings, the simplicity, the wardrobe and the beautiful family. I’m a firm believer that when you have the little things – white bedding, fresh flowers, the right outfits, you really don’t need much more. This shoot was done in an apartment, with minimal decorations and it is absolutely perfect. I always tell my clients – you don’t have to have a huge home, with a ton of stuff, that is professionally decorated. My goal as your photographer is to capture ’emotion’ – the love between you and your family. And all it takes are the little things. And sometimes less is more actually. Enjoy!
So I don’t typically shoot a ton of engagement sessions as I really try to focus on my specialty of newborns and families, but when my handsome cousin Harrison asked if I would be willing to take his engagement photos, I couldn’t pass it down. It’s what we do for family – right?! And when your cousin looks like a model, along with his stunningly beautiful (and sweet) fiance – it is a session I knew would be absolutely amazing. And of course it was – the light, the couple – everything was perfection. Enjoy! xo, Lauren
Love this precious family session – it is getting me very excited for all the families I will be photographing in the next few months for Fall season! These sweet girls are about to turn one and were absolutely adorable. Their newborn session is still one of my very favorites to date, so I absolutely loved seeing them again. Enjoy!
For this lifestyle newborn shoot, the only room we shot in was the nursery. I love how much you can really do in just one room. Goes to show, when the lighting, the wardrobe, and the ‘style’ all come together – the possibilities are endless. Enjoy this precious newborn shoot with this beautiful family! xo, Lauren
I love photographing this sweet family and have especially loved watching their sweet little girls grow. I’ve been photographing them for quite a few years now and it truly is an honor when families keep coming back to you session after session, year after year. I also love how this session turned out – the colors, the field, the wardrobe – it all just came together perfectly. I have to say, this Spring has been quite frustrating with all of the rain we have been having. I am literally at the mercy of the weather every day. Having two children of my own I’m constantly having to juggle babysitters – rescheduling and rearranging them due to rain – trying to find another day and time that works for both me and the family that I am shooting. That is truly the only part of this business that can be quite daunting for me. But thankfully, the rain cleared out for us this particular morning, literally minutes before we started shooting. So I choose to be thankful for the little things, like the fact that it is almost June and hopefully all this rain will go away for a little while 🙂 Enjoy this beautiful family! xo, Lauren
I just absolutely love everything about this newborn lifestyle photo shoot. The light, the family, the pure sweetness of it all. I say over and over again how these are my favorite types of shoots – and it is because as a Mom, I know how meaningful and loved these photos will mean to the family years and years from now. Time goes by so quickly (especially the first weeks as a newborn – lets face it – we are exhausted!) so capturing it – in your own home – where you bring your babies home to, is absolutely priceless.
It sure is looking like Spring is upon us! The beautiful Dallas Blooms at the Dallas Arboretum is in full effect, the sun is shining bright, and our winter was pretty much non-existent this year. I’m definitely not complaining because as a photographer, I have never had so many beautiful ‘winter’ days to shoot in. My kids on the other hand were wishing for at least one snowfall to play in. I’m thinking they might have to wait until next year at this point. Although, this is Texas, so there is still a chance!
I love spring family shoots – the pretty light, the colors, the outfits – so beautiful. I have a lot coming up this month, but I absolutely love this sweet family I shot a few weeks ago. Even with a two year old and a baby, I think we got some priceless images. Enjoy! xo, Lauren
I seriously can’t believe it has been five years since I started Julia Lauren Photography. I will never forget the evening when I told my husband that I wanted to start a photography business. I was crying in my bed because I was so tired of having to leave my daughter so much to travel for my corporate job. Even though it was literally out of left field (I had never even talked about wanting to start my own business and had zero photography training) my husband was so supportive and told me he would help me get the business side up and running. My story starts out like so many other photographers – I had my first born child and was fascinated by the whole newborn/photography thing. Unfortunately, our newborn photography experience with our daughter was not as I imagined – terrible customer service, a rushed session, and no help to prepare myself or even know what to expect. Looking back, that was a blessing in disguise because without having such a disappointing experience, I’m not sure if I would have even thought about getting into photography. I just kept thinking – if she ran her business that way and was successful, I definitely could do it and do it much better! So fast forward five years later, and we are thriving! Yes, there have been ups and downs, but overall, this journey has been absolutely incredible. I am just so thankful to all of my amazing clients for all of their support and loyalty. I definitely have to say that figuring out my ‘brand’ has definitely taken time, but I think we are finally here (yes, it has taken five years to fully figure it out). So welcome to our new website and our new brand – I hope you enjoy it all! Can’t wait to see what 2016 brings.
In the meantime, I shot this absolutely AMAZING maternity session recently. I always stress how important wardrobe is to your final photos and this couple absolutely nailed it. Enjoy! xo, Lauren