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To my dear clients-turned-friends:

Thank you so very much for inviting me into your lives for the last seven beautiful years.  It has been a wonderful ride.  It sincerely means so much to me that you’ve trusted me to document your family memories and/or to help you learn to photograph your own children as well.

Due to some health concerns, my daily life will look very different this year.  I’m no longer teaching or leasing a studio space.  We’ve also made the difficult decision to end our homeschooling journey, and our children are starting at their new schools on Monday.  It is definitely the right choice for our family at this time, but it sure is hard to make such a drastic change!

This new plan for their education has me in a difficult position.  In all honesty, I just can’t keep running off to work every weekend & evening.  My kids need their mother home when they are!  I need time to slow down and be a family.  The atypical hours have always been difficult, but now… it’s just impossible.  It has to end.

I’ll miss you all so very much.  It feels like saying goodbye to very dear friends, and I’m so sad for that.  I hope you will stay in touch.

I hope it helps you to know that I have some very kind, talented people to recommend to you.  For starters, check out my amazing friend Kelly Garvey!  I promise, you will love her as much as I do.  She is a truly wonderful person who loves children, and she is also internationally recognized for her work!  She’s moved from Cypress to Katy, and if you tell her I sent you, she will take amazing care of you.

I leave you with a quote from an article called “The Spiritual Art of Saying No” by Courtney E. Martin that a friend sent my way last week.  I highly recommend reading the entire thing, but the closing is perfect for me to borrow here:

You say no so you can say yes. It’s sad in the way that all limitations are, but also liberating. You are human and finite and precious and fumbling. This is your one chance to spend your gifts, your attention, most importantly your love, on the things that matter most. Don’t screw it up by being sentimental about what could have been or delusional about your own capacity. Have the grace to acknowledge your own priorities. Prune and survive.”

The peace of Christ be with you always,

Lerin

Hello lovely visitors!  If you’re stopping by for the first time, let me introduce myself.  My name is Lerin and I’m a former elementary school teacher turned busy at-home mom to five adorable hooligans and one angel baby.  My husband Adam and I are nearing our 10th anniversary!  I love vanilla chai, swimming, wine, summer evenings and maxi dresses.  It’s very nice to meet you.  :)

I’m part of a local photography group where we get together for professional development and support!  We decided to begin a blog circle to get to know each other even better.  Our theme for this month’s blog circle  is SUMMER.  The following images just scream summer to me!

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Alice is greeted enthusiastically by her cousin, Timothy.

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Alice rocks her sunglasses.

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Alice goes cruising with her summer sweetheart.

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Hitting the pool on a hot sunny afternoon!

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Lucy enjoying a sunny wildflower field.

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Isabella is ready to dive in!

Thank you for stopping by!  Check out some more SUMMER images by my friend Christina of Twinflower Photography HERE!

 

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Sophie and Bella in a timeless family portrait at their Katy TX home.

 

These two beautiful sisters are so sweet in a timeless image created by Lerin Photography at home in Katy TX.  Their classic beauty is highlighted with the natural light pouring in from a window behind them.  The beautiful backlight adds to the peaceful, innocence of this lovely image that our family will treasure for a lifetime!

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Katy TX toddler Alice kisses her baby doll in a candid black and white image.

We had some happy news to share… Alice was a big sister!  We were so excited, imagining having a newborn to love all over again.  This photo was going to be the official announcement before we learned it was not to be.  While our baby will not get a kiss from Alice this side of Heaven, I will always remember him and love him as a member of our family.

Blaise Augustine, pray for us.

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When I come home from a photography session, this is always the little face that welcomes me home.  :)  Ben is my only boy, my third child, and he looks adorable in black and white.

I love you, boy-o.

Love, Lerin

Katy Child Photographer