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Baby Roland // Lifestyle Newborn Los Angeles

I remember standing outside the children’s ministry hallway chatting with Tyler about the benefits of having a doula and how he and his wife should really look into having one for their second baby’s birth. Not long after that conversation I began the training & certification process to become a birth doula…and a handful of months later I got to help Helayna and Tyler bring baby Roland into this world!

A few months before he was born I was talking to Tyler at church one Sunday and asked if he and Helayna had picked out a name yet and he told me yes – Roland. My arms were immediately covered in goosebumps. I think I may have responded with something like “are you serious?” or “no way!” And then went onto say that Rowland was my dad’s name (mind you, it’s not a very common name…so it definitely took me by surprise to hear that’s what they were naming him).

Being there for Roland’s birth was a healing experience of sorts. While I had lost my dad, Rowland, I got to help Helayna bring her Roland into this world (and she did such an amazing job). It also gave me this deep sense of affirmation that this is exactly what I’m supposed to be doing at this point in my life.

I’m so grateful that Tyler and Helayna trusted me to be their birth doula…I can’t quite express what it felt like to be there as baby Roland was born and I’m so happy to have had that experience!

Here are some images from their newborn session when Roland was about a week old! Big sister Eleanor was as cute as ever loving on her baby brother Ā šŸ™‚

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  • jody savage - oh I got chills reading your story! So excited for you in your next adventure! Wish you had been around when I had my children!!! And the pictures are just lovely as usual!!ReplyCancel

  • Kel ward - I love each and every one of these! Beautiful photography of an adorable family, Lauren!ReplyCancel

  • Lisa O'Dwyer - Love them! You’ve captured a beautiful mood and time in this family’s life!ReplyCancel

  • wendy laurel - oh so good! lovely photos of the family.ReplyCancel

  • Krystle Akin - Oh Lauren these are just precious! I am in love!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsy McCartney - What a sweet family and set of images!! These will be such a treasure for them! Beautiful job, Lauren šŸ™‚ReplyCancel

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