I met Lauren when I began shooting commercial fashion photography for Ava Rose Designs. Lauren is just about the prettiest person I have ever met in real life. A successful model with a down-to-earth sense of humor and a huge heart. Can you believe she is an amazing elementary school art teacher to boot? I loved this woman from the word go. When she gave birth to Jude I was dying to capture her beautiful family. Lauren and her husband, Jay, welcomed me into their home, comfortable, friendly and about as gracious as they come. Their daughter Gemma is a modern day Shirley Temple, and not just because of those curls. She is funny, sassy and sharp as a whip. Baby Jude was just a sight to behold, beautiful features, a sweet disposition and just sort of...well, COOL - as Lauren says "I love your subtlety sir" and that sums him up perfectly.
I can only hope for another opportunity to photograph this lovely family again. Lauren and Jay - thank you for sharing your world with me.