+ learning, growing, healing, joy, engagement photos. +

what i learned this weekend:

– vintage schwinn bikes have incredibly small posts
– routine relieves stress
– god takes $80 expenses down to $5 when you ask
– god hasn’t forgotten what happened to you when you were 8 years old
– i’m way more of a southern belle than i thought
– the holy spirit moves when we do
– there is ALWAYS someone going thru what we are, & god brings them to us when we ask
– there is power quite literally in the name of jesus. speak it more.
– god can use death cab to remind us of his presence in the present AND the past
– i am crazy different, and that’s okay.
– when you are real, you are present. learn to be real. (thank you, christen)
– we don’t always have to understand our brokenness before god can heal it
– joy is a shield.
– wherever it is that you are, god brought you there. not yourself or someone else.

i took photos for stiffler and caitlyn’s engagement yesterday, and they are adorable. sneak peeeeek. Also, if you live in Columbus, I am hosting a $15-20 Portrait Day In The Park at Goodale! Invite your friends, and come if you’d like!

“You did not choose me,
but I chose you and appointed you to go and bear fruit —
fruit that will last.
Then the Father will give you whatever you ask in my name.
This is my command: Love each other.”
John 15:16-17

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  1. Jamie says:

    Beautiful. I always love reading your thoughts like this. You have a gift and you are reaching others for Christ. Happy day to you, dear.

  2. Matt says:

    Your photography is awesome. I really enjoy it.

  3. amylou says:

    They look like an adorable couple!
    I loved that list!

  4. Mary Nevin says:

    such beautiful pictures, you radiate love 🙂
    thank you for always sharing your honest words, it's nothing short of gods grace

  5. biscuit says:

    Such a beautiful post! What type of camera do you have?

  6. Kelly says:

    ugggh can we please invent the first method of teleportation so you can take engagement pictures for us?
    love what you do

  7. Laura Lawson says:

    You know that you undercharge for your beautiful work, right? Just checking

  8. Han says:

    You've Got The Love by Florence + The Machine is my song lol. "Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air, I know I can count on you, Sometimes I feel like saying Lord I just don't care, But you've got the Love I need to see me through"

    Hope you are doing okay Lovely Lauren 😀

  9. Han says:

    Kelly – I agree I'd like to teleport for portraits – me and some girlies at church what to have like a dress up evening where we put on our glad rags and then have proper portraits taken – Lauren you'd be perfect!

  10. Smarla says:

    awwww im so happy for you guys! the photos are love. 😀 you look extra adorable in the 2nd photo 🙂

  11. laurennicolelove.com says:

    oh wow. thank you everyone. <3

    @biscuit – i actually just shoot with a canon xti. i have a tamron 2.8 17/50mm lens and a canon 1.8 50mm lens and sometimes i shoot w/a 580ex speedlite. upgrades are greatly needed and not affordable haha.

    @kelly – IKNOWRITE. i miss you a lot and i would absolutely love to do you and robs' photos.

    @laura – haha you're sweet. yes, i do undercharge. but so many people can't afford the going rate, and i want everyone to have them!!

    @smarla – you're cute. these photos actually aren't me! haha. they are my friends stiffler and caitlyn. i am as single as it gets. <3

  12. Jamie Lane says:

    I'm new to your blog and I fell in love with it! Love the pictures. Love your room, adorable. Love your faith. Can't wait to keep reading. 🙂

  13. Lauren Nicole says:

    oh my goodness. i love these photos!! they are beyond adorrrrableee. please post some more miss l! <3
    – L

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