Lauren Roche-Garland

Washington, DC based natural light portrait photographer ๐Ÿ’•๐Ÿ“ท, wife, mama of two amazing girls and one handsome little man... #lrgportraits

I perfect are these two? Easily one of my favorite things about my job is getting to hold all these sweet newbies, even when they throw up (breast milk burp) in my hair (a little)๐Ÿ˜Š...I got home from this beautiful session at the #thedupontcirclehotel and that little crunch of the hair and it literally brought me back! While my babies are getting bigger and I am not planning on any more, it's moments like that that really make me stop and remember how truly amazing it all is...โค๏ธ
Another gallery delivered! Love this one so much, hope they do too! ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ’—
Did today feel like Monday to anyone else? I know a long weekend can totally throw schedules for a loop but maybe itโ€™s wishful thinking but I could really use a Monday right now. So much work... not enough time. ๐Ÿ™ƒ I can hear the fall photo season scratching at my door (weather notwithstanding) and while super excited for so many fun photo shoots coming up, I kind of feel like curling up for the day and taking a little snooze (like this cutie) to prepare. ๐Ÿคช๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜€ if you are interested in a session, and want a weekend I am fully booked in September and October and only have one, possibly two weekends dates left in November. Weekdays I have more flexibility but I would reach out to me soon as these are also starting to book up. For those that reached out about minis, apologies as I am little behind in my mini sessions announcements this year but fear not I will be in touch via email to my previous clients this Friday for booking. As always these sell out fast so be sure to grab a spot as soon as you can. Any remaining slots will be open to new clients beginning of next week. Happy Wednesday!! ๐Ÿ˜Ž
While they may not be as little anymore, theyโ€™ll always be your baby. ๐Ÿ’—
Canโ€™t believe my babies are back to school already and another summer is coming to close. Itโ€™s been a whirlwind week back to reality! I donโ€™t like advertising on social media when my family is out of town (also itโ€™s nice to have some down time) so apologies for the radio silence, but the last couple weeks we have been in Ireland visiting family and friends. Though my husband is Irish (born and raised) and we have been to Ireland many times itโ€™s always amazing seeing Ireland through my kids eyes and to see the continued joy of discovering a country that is deeply a part of them. This is my sweet baby boy getting a few little wiggles of his toes in the Irish sand before we departed back to the States. It was so hard to leave such a beautiful country and say goodbye to so many people we love. And while I am not quite ready for woolly sweaters and corduroys all the time, just yet, I am excited to see what is to come because our Irish summer fun is going to be hard to top! Check out my first Instagram story to see some more images from our trip. ๐Ÿ’™โ˜˜๏ธ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ช #mybabyboy #sweetestcurls #lovehimsomuch #ireland #irelandportraits #childrensportraits
Hello friday! Tonight kicks off the start of a much needed break before the back to school/fall photo madness arrives... but managed to squeeze in one last breathtaking maternity session before I turn on my out of office. Beautiful couple, beautiful bump, and beautiful light = very happy photographer. Wishing everyone a wonderful rest of your summer and canโ€™t wait for whatโ€™s to come...๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿปโค๏ธ
If I was giving out awards for sweetest kiddo this guy would be on the podium for sure.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿฅ‡๐Ÿ’™
I donโ€™t know about you, but this was a long week. ๐Ÿ˜… I am very much looking forward to finishing up some galleries today and enjoying my daughters 8th birthday party tomorrow. Though a slumber party with 8 girls not sure how much downtime to expect.๐Ÿคช๐Ÿคช Happy Friday everyone! #TGIF #happyfriday #hoorayforfriday #letsclicksoc
Excited for another day of gorgeous weather! Anyone interested in a session? Drop me a DM and letโ€™s make your dream session happen. I have one spot left open for an outdoor session in July and would love to see you! ๐Ÿ˜Žโ˜€๏ธ
Happy bump day! ๐Ÿคฐ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜€ #cherryblossoms #throwbacktospring
Florals for your Sunday morning ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ
Friday newbie snuggles ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’— #bigbrothersarethebest #14daysnew #somuchsweetness
I don't normally name my images, but I am calling this one "After the rain"...Because sometimes I can completely plan how I'd like a session to go, where the best light is, best location for a particular family or situation and then it can unexpectedly (in this case) rain...Lots and lots of rain. Like a good 20-30 minutes downpour right in the middle of our session the other evening. But sometimes those "make it work" moments are where magic can happen because while I always planned on using this raspberry field, I didnโ€™t know if it would still look pretty once we got there after the rain. Much to my delight it looked so beautifully dewey and misty juxtaposed with a glowing ethereal mama and her gorgeous baby girl. LOVE it. ๐Ÿ˜ So our feet, butts and blankets got a little wet, but we had fun and we went with it and got some beautiful images as a result...And trying to take a little of that and apply it to my life and just try to live more in the moment and not overplan because things aren't always perfect, their perfectly imperfect, and I would not have it any other way...
Happy Monday!
Talk about putting the golden in golden hour. ๐Ÿ’• Always love my time spent photographing these two beautiful ladies and the other night was no exception. Gorgeous sunset session topped off with a sweet little summer treat. Happy first official day of summer! ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ‰ ๐Ÿ‰
Wishing all the amazing dads out there the very happiest of Fathers Days!
Such a beautiful day today... finally! Now ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿคž it continues. So many sessions to make up over the next few weeks due to all the rain this spring. I could really use a dry June! ๐Ÿ˜€โ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒธ
Simply beautiful birthday portraits for a perfect little man. Amazing itโ€™s already been a year since his newborn shoot and almost three years since his big sisters newborn session. Love being a part of creating memories for such awesome clients and watching their kiddos grow year after year. Happy first birthday JD and wishing everyone a wonderful Memorial Day weekend with your families!
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