tips & advice



my family and

little ones



Raising little ones is all consuming. We worry if we are doing enough… we worry if we are doing too much… We find ourselves concentrating so hard on our littles & wonder what is left of the person we were before their arrival. Mama, we all feel it. Let’s journey together, lift each other up & be a village for one another…



Having your work featured in a printed publication is a dream for any photographer… Seeing that Houston Hotel Magazine chose my shot of the beautiful & talented Hunter Bell for their Fall/Winter 2018 issue is certainly a pinch me moment…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀I’ve said before, I’ll say it again: I’ve got the most amazing and inspiring clients & friends… and clients who become […]

My little one is at this wonderful age where he pauses at every photo in the house and names the people he sees… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Those photos silently signal to him what we hold dear in our life… as he flips through the custom designed photo albums for our kids, he sees grandparents, parents and siblings… […]

Happy. It’s my 18 month old sons favorite word. He says it constantly. Sometimes it’s a statement… Sometimes an exclamation… but the most poignant is when it’s clearly a question. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I mean, y’all he is just one and a half and he’s reading others for happiness. It blows my mind how simple it is […]

Being a photographer, I find myself on the side of telling stories for those around me but recently I had the chance to share a bit of my story with Voyage Houston. Here is a look at the featured interview with Voyage: MAY 2, 2018 Meet Lauren DeFrehn of Lauren DeFrehn Photography Today we’d like […]

As a 20something in NYC, it was all about brunch… Brunch was not a noun to describe the meal between breakfast and lunch. It was a verb. And it was a damn good one too. Mondays at the office would start with tales of where we had brunched that weekend and hearing about new spots […]

If you have been following my work for anytime, you have likely heard me say that how you prepare for your photo session is one of the biggest predictors of the success of the session… Styling your family photo session like a pro truly makes your gallery stand out in a sea of “oh those […]