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Rue + ILYM

This spring, I was able to photograph an awesome Atlanta shopping adventure with Chassie Post for Rue Magazine, and it’s out in issue five!

The article begins on page 22, and goes on from there. Go check it out!

P.S. I’ll be posting some of my favorites from the shoot in a bit. :)

Well hello there!

It’s been awhile since we’ve seen each other, and I greatly apologize for that. My life has been a swirl of work…which has been TOTALLY AWESOME. I’ve had moments where I mentally stop myself and wonder, “Seriously, is this happening? Is this my life? I must be dreaming.” No joke. Boy, do I have stories to tell. (Granted, I have had a few bumps and bruises along the way– the latest being an epic battle with Delta over them crushing my laptop.)

Anyway, new site! New look! New everything! Just to keep everything together, I slowly and painstakingly built this blogsite, as the kids are calling it these days, from the ground up. It’s still squeaky in a few places, and not everything is uploaded, but it’s getting there. (Galleries? Not all uploaded. Links? Not all there. The frontpage? A random smattering of images– not all the way there yet! Some formatting? Yes, there is still a bit left to do. All of the posts imported from the old blog? Nein.) I just couldn’t wait any longer. I miss blogging. I miss the community. I miss the HEY GUYS LOOK WHAT I DID. I miss showing off my clients.

So yes, with that quintessential Lauren ramble, I’m back!

P.S. Check out my super-fun kind-of Madlibs-style contact form. I am a little too entertained by it.

FYI

I’m finally changing hosts, so big hooray for that. Things might be funky around here for a few days while all of the content fully transfers.

Looking forward to finally having a more reliable and FASTER site. Hooray!

UPDATE!

The fine folks at Host Gator have moved all of my content, databases, etc. over, and everything is dramatically faster. I am a pleased, pleased Lauren.

26

Today is my birthday. I’m 26.

A year ago today, I was in the midst of heavy wedding planning, a bout of pneumonia, getting everything in line for my exit show, and freaking out a little bit about being 25. Well, year-ago me, 25 was pretty great. Let’s hope that 26 is pretty great as well.

I’m thankful to have such wonderful, patient, loving, and supportive family. (Ok, Wednesday isn’t really patient, but we’ll overlook that. She can’t help it if she believes it should be cat time 24/7.)

Since I don’t really have anything profound to say, here are some early Lauren birthday photos. I still make that same cake face, and I do get ketchup all over my face from time to time.

Hooray for cake, and hooray for another year.

2011!

Happy happy! I hope everyone had a very happy, fun, and safe holiday. I’m in list-making mode, so I thought I’d hit the high points and do a quick 2011 update on things to come!

1. First, mad thanks to BrideTide for naming me one of the top 100 wedding blogs for 2011. (I guess this means I should really get back on the recap train, right?)

2. I’m in the process of finishing a big ol’ portfolio/business site aside from the blog, and I’m very excited to get it live. Will make booking and such much easier, and much less around-your-elbow. So yes, new site, coming soon.

3. Along with the site, I’m re-doing the blog. If things look funky around here, I’m probably tinkering. I’ll be moving my photo blog over here and just combining it all. I started to see no real point in having to separate blogs, since I had a lot of cross-over. Also, total re-design over here. Yay.

4. A hair of the bleh: I’m having major hosting problems right now. Servers are VERY SLOW, and anything php-related is getting the shaft, so my wordpress sites, including this site, have been almost impossible to load, post, blog, edit, etc. Maddening to say the least. If it’s not remedied soon, hosting will be switched.  In short, my sites are acting broken, and it is not my fault. Apologies for slow loads, if it even loads at all.

Again, happy 2011, and hope to be able to blog normally again!