Lauren, Charles, Payne and Wilson

Lauren is generous.  Lauren is kind.  Lauren is thoughtful.  I also feel blessed to say: Lauren is my friend.  Our mutual friend, Suzanne, introduced us a couple of months ago and already I feel like I’ve known Lauren for years.  My time with Lauren passes in a blink, as we jump from one topic to the next.  Would be much fun to live down the street from each other, so our paths would cross often.

Lauren is also an incredibly talented artist in Charlotte.  I have a floral painting of hers that is one of my favorites (its called “Happiness in a Vase” – how great is that?!).  In addition to painting flowers, trees, and coastal scenery, Lauren stays very busy with commissioned work, in which she captures families, kids, couples — anyone with a story, really — on canvas.  Since the first day I saw one of her paintings in my friend Suzanne’s house, I’ve been trying to decide how I’d like her to capture my family (beach? mountains?).  Take a look at her website.  She’s incredible!

Here are a few of my favorites from our family session together.  Payne and Wilson are some of the sweetest, most well-mannered boys I’ve met.  They had so much love for Lauren and clearly have such a bond with each other.  They are also sporty-sports — and were yawning during our 6:45pm session after a day full of active FUN.

Can’t you just tell that Lauren and Charles laugh often?

Lauren - Brooke – These are amazing!!! You are so talented and so blessed with this gift. xoxoxoAugust 16, 2011 – 7:20 pm

Charles - Brooke. These are awesome. Thanks for this…true gift for our family.August 14, 2011 – 1:41 pm

Jane Hood - Suzanne said it perfectly:) One of the cutest fams I know and I miss seeing them:)August 14, 2011 – 6:58 am

anne - oh these are great. such a fun family. love the laughing one of C & L and the one of L and the oldest where he’s kind of rolling his eyes. Also LOVE the first one of Lauren. Great colors too-like the pink and blue!August 10, 2011 – 10:55 am

Suzanne - You’ve captured this sweet family perfectly Brooke! Love them! AND Lauren looks beautiful of course.August 10, 2011 – 3:45 am

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