Happy Mother’s Day to me (take 2!)


 Lucky me got to celebrate Mother’s Day twice!  Once with my parents the weekend before, before they left on a trip, and then again on the actual day!

It’s the one day I can talk the Huz into pictures, and I’m not ashamed to say I take advantage of it every year!

So…this year was totally low key.  My parents were out of the country.  The boys were with their mom, I didn’t schedule any shoots, so…the day was…OPEN.  In other words.  HEAVEN!

The Huz secretly washed my car inside and out in the morning while me and Maya took a long walk along the beach.

Midday, I still wasn’t sure if pictures were going to happen.  I’d like to say, I prepared the Huz, but…I didn’t.  SO…last minute.  The weather cooperated, and I casually suggested it.  Before I’d even taken a shower.  He said “Of course” as if he’d expected it.  Because… 🙂

Blog Gap Jean Jacket Cynthia Vincent Silk Dress Aquatalia Boots-1Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-2Seriously, the best way to get Maya into pictures, is for us to say we want pictures by ourselves.  I’m not going to complain, because…I mean… Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-3 Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-4 Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-5She LOOOOOVES her daddy.  And, I love that, too. Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-6 Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-7 One of my favorites!Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-8 Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-9 Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-10Blog GapKids Peek Tribal Dress Old Navy Boots-11The Huz caught this one 🙂 Blog GapKids Peek Tribal Dress Old Navy Boots-12 Blog GapKids Peek Tribal Dress Old Navy Boots-13 I can’t even handle how cute she is, especially when she’s looking at the Huz!!!Blog GapKids Peek Tribal Dress Old Navy Boots-14 Blog GapKids Peek Tribal Dress Old Navy Boots-15 Blog GapKids Peek Tribal Dress Old Navy Boots-16 Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-17 Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-18 Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-19All the who wears what aside. What I really wanted was this.  I always want to capture “US!”

It’s what I always want to capture, and on Mother’s Day, I can do that.  I’m not the best with words, but I am damn good at capturing US.

LOVE YOU BOTH MORE THAN WORDS!!!Blog West Seattle Family Photographer Mothers Day-20

On me…

Jacket- Gap (thrifted, similar here)
Dress- Cynthia Vincent (ebay)
Boots- Aquatalia (eBay for $50! similar here)
On Maya…
Jacket- GapKids (thrifted, but similar here)
Dress- Peek Kids  (thrifted)
Boots- Old Navy  (thrifted)
Keeping it Real…

So, I asked Maya what she wanted to wear.  She picked a dress, and I planned accordingly.  It was a dress I’d been dying for her to wear!  I got a little excited, and planned our outfits to match.

THIS MIGHT ACTUALLY WORK!!!

Then… the dress she  picked was “TOO ITCHY!!!!”  Literally, I was dressed, because I wait until the last minute to get dressed.

“WAIT!  I’ll cut the tag!”

“STILL ITCHY!!”

“How about if we put a slip under the dress!”  (because randomly, I have a toddler slip!!?)

We put the slip on.

“Ok, I want to wear THIS!”

“MAYA!  It’s a slip.  A, you will be TOO cold!  B, you have to wear something over it.  Maybe a sweater?  A jacket?”

“NO!  THIS DRESS!  I mean, slip!”

UGH…

“Pick something else.  ANYTHING ELSE!” (ok, any of the 3 other dresses that somewhat go with what I chose to wear to go with the FIRST dress you chose! ;))

But…I’m still wearing this.  Which perfectly went with the dress she picked at first, and thankfully went with the 4th pick that I showed her.

It was SUPER windy when I was trying to take pics of myself, so…that’s why I only posted one!
I mean….woah!Blog Outtake-1 And….she’s done 😉

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Honestly, she didn’t want to leave, but we had to get home so the Huz could make some dinner, which…was AMAZING!!!  Ahi Tuna (MY FAVORITE!!)  + a beautiful salad that he put edible flowers into (what the!!)
(Iphone snap below…)Blog Mothers Day Dinner
(all pictures taken with a self timer/shutter release and tripod, except ones of Maya 🙂 and the one of me and Maya by the Huz)

dit-elle-Lauren

5 thoughts on “Happy Mother’s Day to me (take 2!)

  1. Second City Mom

    You look gorgeous in red, Lauren!!! Just beautiful. You should wear that to Paris when we go one of these days. But seriously, the family pictures are just so beautiful and real. Perfectly captured. I think Maya and I have a few things in common when it comes to getting ready and what to wear. LOL!!!

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    1. laurenkahan Post author

      Thank you so much Leyla!! We need to go to Paris!! Sigh… When we do, I’ll for sure pack this dress ☺️

      I realized later that I TOTALLY rambled with that story 🙊, but I had to document what happens almost every day 😏

      Happy Friday! Hope you have a good day and an even better weekend. 😘

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    1. laurenkahan Post author

      Oh gosh, thank you so much!!! Funny thing, I used to HATE having my picture taken (so NOT photogenic), but being happy helps ☺️ Totally cheesy but true!

      I adjust the exposure and color in Lighyroom, and then do light edits in Photoshop ☺️ Most images I don’t do anything, mainly because I don’t have time! I have LOTS of practice though, since I photograph so many other people for a living! Sorry if that wasn’t much of an answer!

      I hope you have a great weekend!!

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