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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…



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 […]

For the new mama who stares are her baby thinking “do you know I don’t know what I’m doing?”… For that mama who feels she’s doing it all wrong… The one who can’t get her baby to stay asleep when she lays him down… The one who keeps finding herself doing all the things she […]

If you could tell your daughters one thing to be sure to look for in a man, what would it be? When I posed this question the other day on Instagram, I heard a range of answers. I heard to find someone who would never make you doubt their love for you… I heard to […]