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Megan & Daniel {the wedding}

This wedding was extra special for myself and Mandy of Mandy Leigh Photography to capture.  You see Megan has been doing life with us in small group for about two years now and it has been SO amazing to see how God has grown her.  I watched as she was able to overcome her past and re-dedicate her life to Jesus!  And her fiancé was baptized on the same day!!  My heart just swells with joy for them as they are now enjoying married life.  The ceremony was at Mainstreet Baptist Church and the reception was at the Fort Thomas Mess Hall.  Ryan from TakeFive Entertainment kept everyone dancing the night away.  I’m so excited to see how God will bless them in the coming months and years!!!


You can check out Mandy’s images from the wedding Here.

Mandy - January 31, 2013 - 3:39 pm

I may be biased but my favorite image is the last one 😉

These boots were made for walking…

Is there something that you just adore and use almost everyday?  For me it is my cowboy boots.  I seriously wear them EVERY day.  I think they go with everything-skirts (when it’s warm), jeans (especially skinny jeans), ok well maybe that is all…I’m not sure about boots and shorts.  I’m not really that kind of cowgirl.   So to document all of the places these boots will take me I’m starting a new category just for my daily boot outings.  Check back often!

Mandy Caudill - January 31, 2013 - 2:33 pm

And this is why we are friends!!! Boots, especially Cow-GIRL boots :)

Kate Johnson - January 30, 2013 - 3:59 pm

Love your walkin boots! Can’t wait to see where your going and where448 they have been

Jason & Brittany {the wedding}

Jason & Brittany are just so wonderful together…when he talked about how much he loved her, his whole face lit up and you could tell she was his whole world.  They were a joy to work with and the day was perfect even in the rain!  Thank you Jason & Britt for being awesome clients and making my job easy with your laid back attitude.

Click the link to view the slideshow.



Just a little background info….

LoK Photography is the new site replacing my Lauren Bryson Photography site.  I wrote a post about all the changes that are going on with my life, business and family and reposted it below.


Yes, its fall but its also time for a huge HUGE change!! My life, my family, and my company are all about to have a name makeover.  So let me start from the beginning…like 13 years ago.  Long before I met my husband he was raised by his mom and dad, well step dad, but Justin (my husband) never thought of his dad as a step-dad. So when Justin was 17, his dad Mike offered to adopt him.  Justin didn’t think it was necessary (and at 17 who really makes the best choices anyway?) so he declined.  Now fast forward to 6 months ago, we were talking in our small group about our biggest regret.  Justin’s was that he didn’t take his dad’s last name.  I really didn’t think anything would actually change when he had talked about his regret.  About a week later he asked if I would pray about changing our last name.  (Insert lots of prayer here.)  So after a few days of praying about it, and not finding a good reason not to change our name we both decided it would be an awesome thing to honor his family by becoming O’Keefe’s.  The papers were submitted last week and now we wait for the official letter stating our new name.  The best part of this process was telling Justin’s family, we choose to tell them on his dad’s birthday, so we wrote it in his card.  For the first few minutes only Mike, Justin and I were smiling with tears in our eyes,  once Mike shared the news with Tracy, then we all were a teary mess.  So in a few weeks time we will be the O’Keefe’s.  And my business will be LoK Photography.  I’ve had so many emotions about changing our name, and changing our girls name.  But what I keep going back to is how Mike looked at me when he read the card.  That look I’ll never forget, a look of amazement and unbelief, yet joy at the same time. When something you do brings joy to another, it really is the best feeling.

So stick with me here as I change everything, name, logo, blog, business cards, website….. I don’t want to list it all or I’ll get overwhelmed.  But check back soon because when everything is updated I’m going to do a giveaway!!! Who doesn’t love giveaways?