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“This is NOT public knowledge, but I’m expecting a baby, due in January.”

A huge smile swept over my face and all I could manage to say was “OMG!”

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, being in this line of work is the bees knees. Getting to be one of the first to know about a new baby is so exciting. Especially when it’s a dear friend who’s expecting! 

I was thrilled to fly out to Baltimore to capture this sweet time for Jenika, and Danny. Ian is so stinking cute…and somehow keeps getting cuter with each passing day (thanks FB for letting me “see” him often)!

Jenika is one of the smartest, and sweetest, people I know. I could chat with her about life for hours, and her talent with writing (and teaching how to write) is something I admire. While she certainly was meant to do what she does – watching her transition so well into motherhood I can’t help but think this is the job she was always destined for.

Here are a few of my favorites from Ian’s newborn session! 

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I find it difficult to adequately express how much I adore this family. From being there the day little Levi was born to their family session last fall and all the sweet moments spending time together in between, I am certain Danielle and Kevin were meant to be dear friends of mine. They are kind, loving, and full of compassion. Not only do they show these qualities (and more) to their son, but it extends to everyone else around them.

I’m so grateful that photography and the birth of their son brought us together and created the molds for our friendship.

Here are a few images from their family session last fall…

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My heart skipped a beat as I saw Brittany’s caller id pop up on my phone…I thought to myself, “please don’t be having the baby this early…I’ll be there next week!”

At this point I was in Canada for Hutch’s newborn session and my flight was already booked to have me arrive in Utah one week before Josey’s due date. Brittany and I were a bit nervous thinking there was a chance I would miss the birth. Little did we know Josey had a completely different plan in mind 😉

I think we all breathed a sigh of relief once my flight landed in Utah, but the nerves didn’t stop there. Anxiety grew as each passing day proved not to be the day Josey would grace us with her presence.

Any mamas reading this know first hand how hard it is to give up any and all sense of control when it comes to having your babies (and kids in general)! Brittany’s patience and perseverance during this waiting period was incredible. Between the end of her pregnancy and the birth itself,  I gained an even stronger respect for Brittany (that’s saying a lot given how much I already loved and adored her before Josey’s birth).

And in the end, it all worked out wonderfully! Brittany delivered Josey in the comfort of their home and I was lucky enough to be a witness to her first few days earth side!

Here are some highlights of baby Josey’s birth story…

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Ps. Check back in tomorrow to see Josey’s newborn session!

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  • Ryan - Love this. I remember when all this happened. Such beautiful photos of a beautiful family. Great work as always Lauren.ReplyCancel

When I first met Nikki I was a total mess…a swirly tornado of stress. I was working through issues with my creative identity – which, if you’re a fellow creative you know that is very much so your own personal identity. Meanwhile, Nikki was pretty solid. She overall knew what she wanted with her photography business and was rocking it.

We were two opposites.

I would imagine the first couple of days of knowing me she wanted to murder me…or at the very least distance herself from me and my highly emotional self. Thankfully the ever wonderful (albeit magical) Kristen Kalp helped me work through some roadblocks and a much more balanced Lauren started to surface (giving me some redeeming qualities 😉 ).

Man am I grateful for that because my friendship with Nikki has become one of my greatest treasures. I can always count on her honesty and advice in any given situation. Seeing her love on her kids with every ounce of her being and having seemingly endless patience makes me hope to be even a sliver of the mother she is one day.

It was seriously a huge honor to be able to come back to Canada and document her with her rad kiddos as they grew by one. Hutch is the sweetest. And is now a gazillion times bigger than these pictures…which makes my heart ache to visit again.

Here are some of my favorites from Hutch’s newborn session!

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