Ashlyn Lauren Photography: Blog http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog en-us (C) Ashlyn Lauren Photography (Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Sun, 08 Jan 2017 03:39:00 GMT Sun, 08 Jan 2017 03:39:00 GMT http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/img/s/v-5/u1001927629-o500584817-50.jpg Ashlyn Lauren Photography: Blog http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog 120 80 A day in the life of Elijah Gray | January 2017 http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2017/1/a-day-in-the-life-of-elijah-gray-january-2017 It's my little guy's 2nd birthday tomorrow (where did the time go?!) 

I often feel as though I could write endlessly on how much being a mama means but, other times, words just aren't adequate. 

In honor of his big day, I wanted to show a glimpse into what a typical day in his precious little one year old life was like (maybe more for myself than for him, to be honest!)

Most of our days could be considered boring, but each day we strive to make sure it is filled with laughter and lots of love.

 

To my sweet babe, I love you more than you will ever know and I am so incredibly proud to be your mama. Happy Birthday.

 

"You’re here for a reason. If you think you’re not, I would just say that perhaps you forgot — a piece of the world that is precious and dear would surely be missing if you were not here. If not for your smile and your laugh and your heart, this place we call home would be minus a part.   

Thank goodness you’re here! Thank goodness times TWO! I just can’t imagine a world without you."

- Nancy Tillman

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Ashlyn Lauren Photography Lifestyle Photography http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2017/1/a-day-in-the-life-of-elijah-gray-january-2017 Sun, 08 Jan 2017 03:36:27 GMT
Gender Reveal Party | Calera, AL http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/9/gender-reveal-party-calera-al We had so much fun celebrating the gender reveal of some of our dearest friends a couple months back. We can't wait for their little one to make HIS debut! Here's to joining the best club there is and to many fishing trips with our boys in the future!! 

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Ashlyn Lauren Photography Children Gender Reveal Photography http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/9/gender-reveal-party-calera-al Sat, 10 Sep 2016 15:05:05 GMT
Elijah's first haircut | Spoiled Rockin' Kidz | Huntsville, AL http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/9/elijahs-first-haircut-spoiled-rockin-kidz-huntsville-al My little one, Elijah, got his first haircut at 18 months old a couple months back and it was too cute not to share! We took him to Spoiled Rockin' Kidz in Huntsville and he got to sit in an old fire engine pedal car. He was a champ! Our hairdresser was super sweet and did a great job. They even kept a lock of hair and mailed us a certificate with his before and after pictures. 

I'm also proud to say that no tears were shed (from mama or baby)! :)

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Ashlyn Lauren Photography Children First Haircut Huntsville Photographer Spoiled Rockin' Kidz http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/9/elijahs-first-haircut-spoiled-rockin-kidz-huntsville-al Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:08:00 GMT
Arlee & Scott | Engagement Party | Somerville, AL http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/8/arlee-scott-engagement-party-somerville-al My sweet cousin and her long time boyfriend celebrated their recent engagement at the most beautiful party! Their friends outdid themselves and left no detail out! I can't wait to see the wedding- If it's anything like their party, it's going to be a gorgeous one!

I am so so happy for them and I love that we can now properly welcome Scott into the family!!

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Huntsville Photographer Ashlyn Lauren Photography Engagement Photographer Madison Photographer Wedding wedding Photographer http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/8/arlee-scott-engagement-party-somerville-al Sat, 27 Aug 2016 05:39:17 GMT
Hadleigh Olivia | Birth Session | Madison, AL http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/8/hop-birth-session-madison-al So, I don't typically offer birth photography because it is so unpredictable and, with a little one of my own, I'm not as flexible as needed for these types of sessions. But, Austin and I grew up together and we have been a close friends for nearly 20 years. His sweet wife has become one of my dearest friends too and when they asked if I would be there, I was beyond honored and wouldn't have missed it for the world!

Being able to be a part of their journey into parenthood and getting to witness their sweet little girl coming into the world is something that I will always hold dear to my heart. I am in awe of her mama and the strength and grace that she showed. During the birth, there was beautiful worship music playing and when she was laid on her mama's chest the first time, the most amazing song came on and I couldn't help but cry alongside. God was so very present in that moment.
This little girl couldn't be blessed with better parents and I am just so honored to be just a small part of her beautiful little life.

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Ashlyn Lauren Photography Birth Photographer Birth Photography Children Huntsville Photographer Madison Photographer Newborn Newborn Photographer Newborn Photography Photography http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/8/hop-birth-session-madison-al Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:02:57 GMT
Austin & Kelsi | Maternity Session | Madison, AL http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/6/austin-kelsi-maternity-session-madison-al I can't write enough words about these two sweet people who are about to become the best parents! They are some of my dearest friends and I am so honored to be a part of their journey. Not only are they beautiful on the outside, but they area stunning on the inside and they are such a bright light for God's love. 

Thank you for letting me take these for you, I love you!

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Alabama Photographer Ashlyn Lauren Photography Huntsville Photographer Madison Photographer Maternity Maternity Photographer Photography http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/6/austin-kelsi-maternity-session-madison-al Sat, 11 Jun 2016 04:45:01 GMT
Mother's Day Minis | Suwanee, GA http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/5/mothers-day-minis-suwanee-ga Recently, I offered a special Mother's Day mini session and it was so much fun! 

I loved getting to capture these precious pictures for each of these sweet mamas and getting to hang out with their little cuties. 

The weather ended up being gorgeous too!

I even got my hubby to take some of me and my little man afterwards!

Happy Mother's Day, ladies! Let us not forget to take a minute to appreciate ourselves and the jobs we do as mothers.

You are all so amazing!

-xoxo-

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Ashlyn Lauren Photography Children Mother's Day Photography Suwanee Suwanee Photographer http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/5/mothers-day-minis-suwanee-ga Fri, 06 May 2016 03:51:39 GMT
Maternity | The Fox Theater | Atlanta Baby & Child Expo http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/4/maternity-the-fox-theater-atlanta-baby-child-expo Just finished editing these and couldn't wait to share them! 

I wanted to share a couple pictures from a maternity shoot that I got the privileged of joining in on last weekend after the Atlanta Baby & Child Expo. Thank you to Karen at Significant Moments Photography for the collaboration.

I am loving the dramatic dresses on these beautiful mamas!

It is so wonderful and refreshing to be able to collaborate and support other women in the creative world instead of competing! Thank you so much, Karen!!

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Ashlyn Lauren Photography Maternity Photography Photography http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/4/maternity-the-fox-theater-atlanta-baby-child-expo Sat, 23 Apr 2016 03:48:37 GMT
Thurber Family Portraits | Suwanee, GA http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/4/thurber-family-portraits-suwanee-ga One of my favorite families and dearest friends! It's always a joy to be able to take pictures for you!

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Ashlyn Lauren Photography Children Photography Suwanee Suwanee Photographer http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/4/thurber-family-portraits-suwanee-ga Sat, 16 Apr 2016 04:01:22 GMT
N e w b o r n s | Suwanee, GA http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/4/n-e-w-b-o-r-n-s-suwanee-ga Anyone who knows me can tell you firsthand how much I love babies! I have to say, my own baby is my favorite, but I love  a l l   things baby. Not just cute little baby humans either- I love baby animals and baby sized things just as equally I think! Ok, maybe not quite as much, but pretty close!

From my personal experience, I truly believe that the newborn stage is the most challenging and rewarding times of a new parent's life.It's hard to describe or put into words, honestly!

In the moment of sleepless nights and whirlwind emotions, it feels like an eternity. However, it's gone in a blink and though each new stage of your child's life is amazing, you will always long for the newborn stage. There just isn't anything else like it. 

Pictures have a way of holding onto memories (this is why I became passionate about photography!) and if there is ever a time that you'll wish you could hold onto time, it's when your baby is a newborn!

If you've got a newborn, my one piece of advice is, simply, to savor every moment!

Suwanee Newborn Photographer

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Ashlyn Lauren Photography Children Newborn Photography Suwanee Suwanee Newborn Photography Suwanee Photographer http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/4/n-e-w-b-o-r-n-s-suwanee-ga Thu, 07 Apr 2016 02:27:23 GMT
Atlanta Bridal Ball 2016 http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/4/atlanta-bridal-ball-2016 This past weekend I was a vendor at the Atlanta Bridal Ball and had a great time! I met some amazing

vendors and some sweet brides. It was so much fun to reminisce on my own wedding and daydream of

putting on one of those  g o r g e o u s  bridal gowns! Can't wait for wedding season!

 

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Ashlyn Lauren Photography Suwanee Wedding Photographer Wedding http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/4/atlanta-bridal-ball-2016 Wed, 06 Apr 2016 00:14:52 GMT
Babies "R" Us | Easter Pictures | Buford, GA http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/3/babies-r-us-easter-pictures-buford-ga I had the privilege of partnering with Babies "R" Us for their recent Easter event where we offered a free photo! We had an amazing turn out and got to work with so many precious little ones. I am so excited to partner with Babies "R" Us again April 30th for a birthday themed event!

Happy Easter!

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Buford Children Easter Newborn Photography http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/3/babies-r-us-easter-pictures-buford-ga Fri, 25 Mar 2016 18:09:00 GMT
Brayden | Easter Mini Session | Suwanee, GA http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/3/easter-mini-suwanee-ga Loved taking photos of this little one the other day!

Happy Easter!!

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Children Easter Photography Suwanee http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/3/easter-mini-suwanee-ga Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:32:00 GMT
Hardeman | Wedding | Athens, GA http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/3/hardeman-wedding-athens-ga

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(Ashlyn Lauren Photography) Wedding http://www.ashlynlaurenphotography.com/blog/2016/3/hardeman-wedding-athens-ga Fri, 18 Mar 2016 03:38:08 GMT