Lauren Roche-Garland

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

Happy bump day! πŸ€°πŸΌπŸ’—πŸ˜€ #cherryblossoms #throwbacktospring
Florals for your Sunday morning 🌸🌷🌺🌸🌷🌺
Friday newbie snuggles πŸ’™πŸ’— #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 didn’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. 😍 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. πŸ’• 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! πŸ‰ πŸ‰ πŸ‰
Wishing all the amazing dads out there the very happiest of Fathers Days!
Such a beautiful day today... finally! Now 🀞🀞 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! πŸ˜€β˜€οΈπŸŒΈ
Simply beautiful birthday portraits for a perfect little man. Amazing it’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!
Oh so miss the cherry blossoms and this gorgeous bump. Was such a beautiful morning with a beautiful mama. 🌸
I knew this would be one of my favorites from this session the moment I took it. The look, the outfit, the light, the colors, and with such a beautiful girl... ❀️❀️Anyone have (or know someone with) a graduating senior and interested in a senior session? They are so fun and can be combined with a group of friends to be done at the same time. Inquiries: Hair and Make-up. By the amazing @carolamyers
Sweet boys πŸ’™πŸ’™πŸ’™
This past weekend was my oldest daughter’s first communion. Such a sweet moment in time. πŸ’•β›ͺ️ Only downside is with her getting older she is now hyper aware of the camera and rarely lets me photograph her anymore. Even more so on special occasions. She did give me her best scowl face when she saw me as she exited the church after receiving communion (swipe left for that image and excuse the horrible lighting)🀨😜...I have long ago given up trying to force my kids to smile and pose and try and to do my best to observe more and be in the moment. Much how I enjoy approaching a client session. So what is a mama photographer to do in this instance? Instead, we grabbed one of her besties and had a little impromptu post communion party photoshoot in our neighborhood. We had about 10 minutes before the extra dark clouds rolled in and started pouring (shocker for this month) but we had so much fun running around and worth it for such special moments for these two besties. Proud mama!
Rain rain go away come again...never. Okay, maybe not never. But.. I am so over your unpredictable ways and having to reschedule sessions this spring. Silver lining, some time to blog! See link in profile to this beautiful lifestyle newborn session shot last August that is giving me so much joy on this dark and dreary day/week. And be sure to read all the way down the post as I have a special offer for lifestyle at-home sessions booked in June and July. :)
I think back on my senior portraits from high school and remember turtlenecks, purple gel back drops and giant lights...lets just say the result was cringe-worthy and I keep them under armed guard so as they never have to see the light of day... hehe. Okay, I exaggerate (a little) but still where was natural outdoor portrait photography when I was in high school? ;) This young woman, like her sister who I had the pleasure of photographing in January, has confidence, grace and beauty in spades and she really took me back to that time in my life where I felt that incredible and exciting shift from teenager to adulthood. πŸƒπŸŽ“ Make-up and hair by the amazing @carolamyers #seniorsession #seniorportraits #naturalmodel #spreadyourwings
Birthday shout out to this sweet boy who turns☝️one today! πŸŽ‚ 🎁 #timeflies
I always say it, but there is something so magical about a #sunrisesession in DC... everywhere is so quiet and peaceful, it’s like catching the city just before it wakes. Like the #cherryblossoms were ours to enjoy and explore on our own (ever so briefly). A little bit of a different edit for me but yesterday was so inspiring that I thought I’d try something new for this beautiful mama-to-be... 🌸🀰🏼
I kind of don’t want to jinx it but incredibly hopeful that spring has arrived today and is finally here to stay.... 🌸
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