+ happy birthday, lydia! part one. +

I originally wasn’t going to post these, because they were taken late evening and came out very noisy…my camera doesn’t handle high ISO very well. 🙁

But, Paige told me to blog them anyways, so here I am and here they are.

Lydia’s birthday was this past weekend and we went to a crazy outdoor play at the park in German Village. Wine, cheese, and my pretty girls.

Happy birthday, darling. You mean the world to me. You are so pretty. <3 I love summer.












{ It was I who taught her to walk,
taking her by the arms;
but she did not realize it was I who healed her.
I led her with cords of human kindness,
with ties of love;
I lifted the yoke from her neck
and bent down to feed her.
Hosea 11:3-4 }
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  1. Paige Baker says:

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME, LAUREN LANKFORD?! Talk about an elitist photographer–these are so good. And you girls are all so pretty they'd be good even if they were taken on a cell phone camera. Seriously.

  2. Paige Baker says:

    Oh, and at midnight on a cellphone camera, at that. Come on, these make my heart stir.

  3. laurennicolelove.com says:

    paige this is why i love you to death.

  4. Lauren Nicole says:

    dude, exactly what paige said. these are SO pretty and lovely, probably some of my favorites if not my favorite photos that you've taken. photos like these are why i love photography and what got me into it; candid, casual, simple shots are the best. capturing moments and memories, that's what it's about. i love shoots, don't get me wrong; but to me, THIS is photography at its finest. so awesome lauren, really. <3 <3

    – L

  5. Andy. says:

    I third what Paige said and second what Lauren Nicole said! (you guys have the same name?!) Lauren I love your blog i find it so inspiring, and you and I obviously have the same taste in prettiness so I find it just so lovely to look at 🙂 These photos are gorgeous, you have really captured the moments of what appears to be a beautiful friendship.. make sure you cherish it <3 xx

  6. Sabriel says:

    these ARE BEAUTIFUL!!! I second everything paige said. you elitist. oh and thank you for the comment. it brought me some comfort.

  7. laurennicolelove.com says:

    lauren – aw thank youu. yes, i've been trying to shoot more candids recently. i'm actually finding that i love them TO DEATH. i was just bummed with the technical quality of these – not printable, but i'm realizing they're still pretty shots. 🙂 xoxo

    andy – thank you!!! yes i just went to look at your blog and so cute! we are color twins! hehe

    sabriel – thanks doll. and of course. much love to you. <3

  8. eLPe says:

    hey girl!

    listen. i love you too! and i'd more than love to be best friends when i move back. which is september 15th, by the way.

    these pictures are gorgeous. side note.

    hooray for new friends <3

  9. frankenstein says:

    lauren! i love these photos so much. they're the perfect momentos off a perfect night! i want them all on fb so we can have copies. i adore you. you're so brilliantly talented.

  10. ag. says:

    these photos are SO great! looks like such a lovely little party. i'm glad to have found your blog! 🙂

  11. Chih says:

    this set is beautiful!

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