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Grandchildren { Layla Grace Mini Session Fundraiser }

Super cute sneak peeks today of the “C” family who bought a couple back to back spots during my Layla Grace Mini Session day to get some adorable grandparents/grandchildren pictures in the spring wildflowers! I’d say… mission accomplished! I hope you enjoy your sneak peeks! I have so many favorites from your session!:)

Love this one!

Little “N” walking with his parents – isn’t he darling??:)

And one last sneak peek of little “N” with his mommy!

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this n that - April 24, 2010 - 10:25 AM

These are wonderful!!!

Sophie Crew - April 24, 2010 - 4:15 PM

Oh wow, these are amazing! I am sure the grandparents and family will treasure these forever! Every family needs to do a session like this!
You are awesome for doing a fundraiser for sweet Layla Grace.

courtney - April 24, 2010 - 7:10 PM

what a gorgeous family. the colors are amazing – what a gorgeous location – and it’s wonderful that it’s a fundraiser.

Stephanie McFrederick - April 24, 2010 - 7:21 PM

Gorgeous work! Love the emotion you captured. Amazing job.

Leanne - April 24, 2010 - 7:49 PM

What cherished little boys. You have done an awesome job of capturing the love in this extended family. I bet they are thrilled.

Rose - April 24, 2010 - 9:44 PM

These are such beautiful images! You really captured the beautiful bong between grandparents and grand-kids. Love these!

Jane Photo - April 24, 2010 - 10:11 PM

These are stunning! I just caught my breath thinking about how precious these will be to those grandchildren many years from now.

Inna - April 25, 2010 - 12:58 AM

Gorgeous location!!!!!! You have really captured the connection between them. Great job, these are really lovely.

Claire - April 25, 2010 - 12:14 PM

Beatiful! I love the location you chose! You’ve captured some great connections. I’m sure this family will treasure these.

Dawn - April 26, 2010 - 9:00 AM

GORGEOUS! I love the grandparent pictures, no doubt they will treasure them forever!

Lindy - April 26, 2010 - 11:40 AM

Love love the indian blankets field!!!

Lindy - April 26, 2010 - 11:41 AM

Grandparent shots are sooo precious!

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Two Cute { Layla Grace Mini Sessions }

I was so excited when I got an email from the “K” family asking to be a part of my Layla Grace Mini Session Fundraiser! It’s been too long since I last photographed her gorgeous girls and I was so excited to see them again! The first time I met them, they were 3 months old and this summer they will be turning 2! I brought along a little basket for my mini sessions and they had the best time collecting flowers and being incredibly cute! I hope you enjoy your sneak peek!!:)

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Kathleen - April 22, 2010 - 10:13 PM

Gorgeous color and great expression you caught!

Leanne - April 23, 2010 - 5:53 AM

These 2 are so adorable, I bet you have captured their personalities perfectly. Their Family must be stoked.

Amy - April 23, 2010 - 5:57 AM

Love the color on these. Those girls look so happy together.. Just lovely.

jennifer adams - April 23, 2010 - 7:47 AM

omgoodness these are too beautiful and cute, I just love all the colors and the location is awesome!

kellie - April 23, 2010 - 12:15 PM

You’ve really captured thee adorable girls so well. Amazing location!!

mollie - April 23, 2010 - 2:48 PM

oh these are so fun!

Tori Piercy - April 23, 2010 - 2:59 PM

Love these! those little girls are so cute and I love the colors!

Krissy Allori - April 23, 2010 - 3:16 PM

So so so cute! Love the one of the two of them looking at the camera and smiling.

Brandie - April 23, 2010 - 4:02 PM

We LOVE these Elle! We can’t wait to see the rest!!!

Pam Douglas - April 24, 2010 - 6:46 AM

oh my, these are just beautiful. I love the color and the location…and the expressions are just too cute!

robyn - April 24, 2010 - 11:48 PM

They are beautiful and I love this field! What beautiful images.

mandy - April 26, 2010 - 7:28 AM

Oh my word this session is truly magical! I love the moments you captured between them. What treasured photographs I am sure these will be for a lifetime.

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Peekaboo Sunshine { Layla Grace Mini Session Fundraiser }

Sunday morning was attempt #2 at holding my Layla Grace Mini Session Fundraiser! Last week we got rained out! I was afraid the weather was going to be much of the same, since we have been having so much rain lately… but we woke up Sunday morning to glorious sunshine! I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for the Layla Grace mini sessions! You might remember this adorable little girl on my blog last year! She’s such a lil cutie!! I could seriously photograph her all day! Her mama is super talented too and makes me the most ADORABLE newborn hats!! I love her!!:)Enjoy your sneak peeks, “G” family!! (More sneak peeks of my Layla Grace mini sessions tomorrow – featuring the “K” family twins!)

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shalonda - April 22, 2010 - 6:49 AM

beautiful job hun!!!!! i was honored to be a part of this as well and have to thank you for having such a sweet and giving heart!

this n that - April 22, 2010 - 7:12 AM

These are beautiful! Lucky you to have so much green grass and flowers already! She is such a cutie.

Stephanie - April 22, 2010 - 7:36 AM

What a cutie! Great images!

Clarice - April 22, 2010 - 8:00 AM

These are gorgeous! Love the playfulness you captured!

Bri - April 22, 2010 - 8:46 AM

What a sweet little girl. I just love the peekaboo action you caught. What a beautiful location too.

Terra - April 22, 2010 - 8:55 AM

love all the color in these and all the wonderful expressions you captured,adorable!

Linda - April 22, 2010 - 9:24 AM

How cute she is! I just love your location! WOW!

Lisa Little - April 22, 2010 - 10:35 AM

She is a doll and the location is amazing! Love all of these!!

Julie Wagoner - April 22, 2010 - 6:35 PM

Beautiful! I just LOVE the field of wildflowers!! A perfect spot for these sessions!

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A Miracle { Austin Pro Life Photographer }

Easter weekend, I had the honor of photographing a remarkable 21 year old girl, with an incredible life story. It’s a story that touches depths of one’s soul, because it involves a tough subject – abortion. It’s incredibly difficult for me to wrap my mind around the reality that abortions, and more specifically late term abortions, occur every day. Right now, a pregnant mother somewhere in this world will make her decision to end her baby’s life today. I heard on the news the other day that a recent scientific study concluded that fetuses in their 2nd trimester of life cannot feel pain. I remember listening to that and immediately wanting to run into the bathroom to puke.

Meet Claire. She is a miracle. She is a twin abortion SURVIVOR. Claire’s biological mom became pregnant with her at the age of 13. Her mother took her to an abortion clinic where she had a surgical abortion. A few weeks later she realized she was still pregnant so she found an out-of-state late-term abortion clinic to do a second abortion. At the clinic they told her she had been pregnant with twins..ONE WAS ABORTED; ONE SURVIVED. They said it was too late to do a second abortion…Claire was born 2 weeks later. Claire was born 2.5 months early. She weighed 3 lbs 2 oz, she was on life support, her hips were dislocated and her feet were turned in…all because of the abortion.

Claire’s story is an true testimony of God’s amazing grace. She was adopted into a loving Christian family when she was 2.5 months old. I could go on and on about her amazing parents that I’ve been blessed to know. Jeremiah 1:5 says “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart” – this scripture is true for all unborn babies but in light of Claire’s story, it speaks to the miracle and the great purpose for her life.

Claire’s mission in life is to save unborn babies from abortion. To share her story. To shine her light. Did you know abortions are scheduled twice a month at Planned Parenthood? Two days a month. I learned this from Claire’s twitter because I checked it the week after Easter and she said that Tuesday was “abortion day”. And she would be outside the clinic praying for those mothers who were on the schedule that day. I checked back later that evening and she had a ray of hope, one baby saved that day. One baby. Just like Claire.

How can you help?

Join her Facebook Fan page –!/ClaireCulwell
Her Website is –
Her Twitter is –

Life is a miracle. Claire’s life is miraculous!

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Jessica - April 18, 2010 - 9:41 AM

Wow…sitting here now with chills & tears… What an amazing story & a true miracle that she is alive today!! Thank you for sharing…I will be checking out Claire’s website now!

Shanna - April 18, 2010 - 9:57 AM

Holy crap that gave me chills!!! What an amazing story!!!!! Gorgeous pictures!

Tori Piercy - April 18, 2010 - 10:20 AM

Her story made me cry! What a gorgeous girl with an amazing story. You captured her beautifully!

brianna saban - April 18, 2010 - 1:06 PM

oh my gosh.
what a beautiful miracle claire is!!!!
thank you for sharing her story with us.

i am emailing this post out.

“for you created my inmost being.
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.”

psalm 139:13


Stephanie - April 18, 2010 - 5:24 PM

Wow! What a story! Beautiful images as well!

Megan - April 18, 2010 - 7:27 PM

Both mom and baby are just beautiful!

Rose - April 18, 2010 - 9:00 PM

Such a touching story! Beautiful photos!

Libby - April 18, 2010 - 9:23 PM

Thank you for sharing this…gives me goosebumps! What a beautiful, amazing story. God is amazing and can overcome all!!

Tina - April 18, 2010 - 9:29 PM

Awesome, awesome story. Thanks for sharing. She’s beautiful!

Claire - April 18, 2010 - 11:02 PM

I am speechless! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing story. You are so right… It is stories like these that show how amazing his Grace is! I am sending my friends/family to this if that’s ok as I think everyone needs to hear this incredible story. Beautiful pictures of her and that sweet precious baby!

Krissy Allori - April 19, 2010 - 1:06 AM

Gorgeous images and what an amazing story. I have never heard of one twin surviving an abortion. Amazing!

chrissy torney - April 19, 2010 - 4:54 AM

Beautiful story :)

Jen - April 19, 2010 - 5:54 AM

What an amazing story. What a gorgeous baby!

Stephanie McFrederick - April 19, 2010 - 6:37 AM

What an amazing women! Thank you for sharing that story, it’s very touching! Beautiful work too :)

AmandaR - April 19, 2010 - 7:04 AM

Omgosh…that story made me tear up…she’s so vibrant and beautiful and to think she nearly wasn’t given the chance at life.
And the photos are just wonderful, such rich vibrant colour and great clarity. Just beautiful

Jen Stafford - April 19, 2010 - 7:56 AM

What an amazing and touching story! And such a gorgeous girl. I love that she is working so hard to stop abortion from happening. I’m sure the Lord is pleased with her!

Tabitha - April 19, 2010 - 2:37 PM

What an amazing story! I have been checking your blog for a while now and I just think you have been blessed with such amazing talent!! Thank you so much for sharing!! God Bless!

Barbara - April 20, 2010 - 8:44 AM

Warren and I both could not even read the blog because our eyes were filled with tears! We are so grateful for our precious, beautiful daughter that the Lord gave us in Claire!! Thank you so MUCH for how your captured her beauty and your amazing pictures of the precious life of a newborn!! We are amazed at what HE has done and how HE is using her life to touch others!!!
we are in awe…..

Sandy Smith - April 20, 2010 - 11:26 AM


I did not know this story…..I’m truly amazed by how God works…..He saved you so you could do His work. God bless you!!!!!

kelly g - April 20, 2010 - 7:20 PM

She is GORGEOUS and what an AMAZING story! Thank you for sharing it!!!

julie jones - April 20, 2010 - 8:44 PM

this is so amazing and touching…I see God’s handiwork in all these lives.SO glad for LC’s life and all her heart to share her story. I love the Culwells.

mandy - April 21, 2010 - 7:34 AM

Pure miracle…in every, single way. What an amazing story…it truly brought tears to my eyes.

Kristie - April 21, 2010 - 5:30 PM

Amazing and beautiful!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing!!!!

Jill Amend - April 25, 2010 - 9:02 PM

Wow. You are beautiful Lauren Claire inside and out!!

Christoper Polikoff - July 12, 2010 - 6:36 AM

Awesome work. I typically locate particularly terrific posts here on your blog site.

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Jenna - October 22, 2012 - 5:56 PM

Ohh my! Nicely capture. I love the baby photos and now I can’t think of anything but having my own baby next year.. Aja to that. I will surely go and capture nice moments like this.

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Bluebonnet Minis Day 2 { Austin Children’s Photographer }

Back today with more sneak peeks of sweet boys in bluebonnets! My sincere apologies on the long wait for your sneak peeks! I’m catching up!!:)

And some sneaks peeks of my favorite little 6 yr old soccer star…:)

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Anya Coleman - April 13, 2010 - 4:13 PM

Lovely shots!!!

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Bluebonnet Mini Sessions { Austin Child Photographer }

Back for another daily fix of adorable babies in bluebonnets! This time, 2 of 4 families from last week’s spring mini sessions! My apologies to them for having to wait a week for their sneak peeks! I’ll be sharing the next 2 families tomorrow! Now off to bed to hopefully sleep off my larangitis that has taken my voice away.:(

And the “W” family’s sneak peeks!

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Kimberly Marie - April 11, 2010 - 11:50 PM

These are gorgeous! LOVE the location :) the last shot is stunning!

Ashleigh-Faye - April 12, 2010 - 4:12 AM

what sweet images!

Laura Brett - April 12, 2010 - 5:37 AM

What beautiful families, great job!

Angela Crutcher - April 12, 2010 - 6:35 AM

Oh my goodness. I am so jealous of your location!! Beautiful!!! LOVE the last shot. What a sweet face!

jennifer adams - April 12, 2010 - 7:15 AM

what a gorgeous family and a awesome location, love the colors!

Clarice - April 12, 2010 - 7:30 AM

These are beautiful! I love that field of flowers! What a great setting you selected!

Jen Stafford - April 12, 2010 - 8:32 AM

What a gorgeous location. These are all just lovely!

anette - April 12, 2010 - 8:39 AM

Wow..this is an amazing location!!! The kids are adorable as well. I love your processing and I am so jealous of the location!

Linda - April 12, 2010 - 9:43 AM

Oh my…love every one of these. The lighting is beautiful! I wish we had bluebonnets here in RI, I have never seen anything like this…just amazing work!

Julie Wagoner - April 12, 2010 - 2:45 PM

Beautiful! I never tire of looking at adorable children in the blue bonnets!

mandy - April 13, 2010 - 7:10 AM

So pretty. What a gorgeous location.

Jane Photo - April 16, 2010 - 2:43 AM

What a great location. Can we clone it and plop it down around the corner from me? Beautiful families, and I love the third from the end.

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