I am an ordinary person who likes beautiful things and I love flickr for introducing me to extraordinary talent.

For personal reasons, I am keeping most of my son's photos private.

As I am limited on time, if I do not add you as a contact, please do not be offended. Please do not use any of my photos without prior consent....All rights reserved.

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    Tja'Sha says:

    "Ohhh where can I start ... I totally love Lauren's stream. She can make anything look beyond amazing ... her photos are sooo dreamy, soft and full of amazing light, she can capture perfect mood!
    She is my big inspiration ... thank you so much girl! :)

    February 25th, 2009

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    ~Kell~ {Live Laugh Love Photography} says:

    "What a beautiful talent Lauren is. Her stream is SUCH a treat to visit. Always a wonderful way to escape the craziness of life. Without a doubt one of my most favorite streams, not to mention one of my biggest inspirations. I am honored to call her a Flickr friend. Truly."

    February 4th, 2009

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    Kristybee says:

    "I love coming to Lauren's stream to be inspired. Her work is gorgeous and full of beautiful light. Whether a portrait, a nature shot, or my fav...a still life with plenty of white, Lauren captures the beauty of the ordinary and the simple things in life. Her work has so much meaning and class. She is also one of the sweetest Flickr peeps I know ;-) I'm glad I have someone to share small obsessions with...like the color white, still-life, and of course baby's breath..lol ;-) Thanks for sharing your amazing talent with us! xxx"

    February 1st, 2009

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    Antoinette Tran says:

    "I can't believe I haven't written a testimonial for Lauren yet!

    Lauren is the goddess of inspiration. Her photos are so pure and marked with gallons of fine simplicity. Her stream is very prestigious and makes you want to hug life! :)"

    January 24th, 2009

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    Ly (Lyanne Wylde Photography) says:

    "I've "known" Lauren for a few months now and I can honestly say that I adore everything she puts up. I'm beginning to wonder if I'm just her stalker. Lol. Lauren produces the most wonderfully divine shots which are like first aid for the eyes. Her naturey still life never ceases to amaze me, i am constantly looking for similar but failing! And while I adore these bokeh-tastic shots my personal faves are her other still life which she perfects with such sophistication. You rock Lauren."

    January 10th, 2009

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    the half-blood prince says:

    "if i had one word to describe lauren's photostream, what would it be, you say? airy. when i look at lauren's photos, what strikes me about them is that they are very open--lots of minimalism, heavy whites, and full of life. lauren's photostream is very impressive and fun to observe, and she deserves all the acclaim she receives. i wish her (or should i say, "you"?) all the best in the future."

    December 18th, 2008

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    Extra Medium says:

    "Lauren was the best motorcyclist I'd ever raced against during that summer after college. What I didn't know was that she was hustling the boys for money. What started out as an innocent wager turned into a fierce race around the dirt track. Perhaps it was an unwritten rule, but she made it clear that kicking people while they pass was certainly encouraged. Distraught by this feat of unrivaled tomfoolery, I decided to cut the final corner, and disqualified myself from the race. After a quick 30 minute fistfight, we came to talking about popular photography techniques and subjects. Come to find out she's sincere and warm and has a great eye for the details of the world around us. Just be careful if you see someone with a ponytail challenge you to a 2-wheeled race!"

    December 6th, 2008

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    Sarai | Fotography says:

    "Fantastic! That is what comes to mind when I see Lauren's photostream. The color in her pictures is just outstanding and beautiful. She is so great and such a lovely person too. The light in her photographs is amazing. Love her photos!"

    December 2nd, 2008

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    the cheshire smile says:

    "It intimidates me to try to find the right words to describe what I think about Lauren's stream of wonderfulness! There is just so much talent from this beautiful and intelligent lady. :) I really admire her style and her processing is just perfection. She can turn the simplest pieces into inspiring masterpieces, and I especially enjoy her cups/mugs of coffee pictures. ;P"

    December 1st, 2008

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    Sarah Hall Photography says:

    "Lauren's photostream is so full of joy...color, bokeh, beauty! She's a talented photographer and a great person. I am so glad to be able to follow her gorgeous shots day by day!"

    November 20th, 2008

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    Yves. says:

    "I get moved a lot when clicking through Lauren's best images large on black. Or yet another day when she posts one of her gorgeous pics. It's amazing how she became one of flickr's best and most poetic bokeh photographers in such a short time and in an even shorter time, my favorite flickr-ph and -friend. The wonderful captures of her cute little one are getting more and more impressive too and I'm looking forward seeing him grow.

    I'm very happy and honored to call you a friend, Lauren. I love your sense of humor and your easygoing and cool character.

    xoxo, Yves"

    October 26th, 2008

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    ۶ TEACUP PHOTO says:

    "Lauren is all sorts of amazing! Her stream is full of wonderful, beautiful and stunning pictures and her creativity is beyond ordinary. I've never seen so many beautiful pictures on a single stream. Her personality is also a big plus!

    You're such a sweetheart and I'm so glad to have met you! ♥"

    October 20th, 2008

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    Victor Oliveira says:

    "I know this is cliche but..

    I love her stream, I love her pictures, and she's one of my favorites contacts"

    October 18th, 2008

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    aNxe.- says:

    "Lauren is great!! I love her photos, her kid is such a cutie!! she seems to be such a great mom. Her work is just amazing!!! xoxoxo"

    October 3rd, 2008

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    sam_samantha says:

    "Lauren is sweetness and loveliness rolled into one...her bokeh studies are amazing and to see her progression as a photographer in such a short time is amazing...talent and creativity comes so naturally for her...

    thank you Lauren for sharing such beautiful images with the flickr community...it reminds us that there's beauty everyday...we just need to stop and take a look at what's around us at times don't we?


    September 25th, 2008

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    teresa~ says:

    "Lauren is one of my favourite Flickr photographers! Her eye for the simple things and her ability to capture them beautifully never ceases to amaze me. I so look forward to her daily uploads, whether it be still life, bokeh or her adorable son! You are an inspiration Lauren! Keep up the excellent work:))"

    September 24th, 2008

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    spidy_cc says:

    "I am an ordinary person who likes beautiful things
    Ha that's an understatment....
    Lauren is an exellent photographer.....she will never admit it....
    her stream is a joy to explore and her talent is only matched by her sweetness....
    thanks for beeing such a wonderful friend..:-)

    September 23rd, 2008

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    Mark*Saldana says:

    "What is there to say about Lauren that has not yet been said by everyone else? Well Lauren first of all is a beautiful person in every way possible. She has been a great friend to me on flickr and she continues to show such great support. Her pictures have such beautiful colors and of course bokeh. What would Lauren do without BOKEH? Can't wait to see more of your work Lauren!"

    September 17th, 2008

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    yuhsuan chen says:

    "Lauren's pictures are very beautiful. I have seen a lot of improvement since I first become her friend on Flickr. She has an amazing talent and a great eye for good shots. I enjoy browsing her stream, I am able to learn from her as I look at her pictures."

    August 28th, 2008

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    theLfamilypics*Charity* says:

    "Lauren's stream is one of my favorites on flickr, I'm so glad to have 'met' her, because her stream brightens my day & brings a smile to my face , & not only is she super talented but she's a great flickr friend! :)"

    August 28th, 2008

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    amber {in the shadow of za'ha'dum} says:

    "Lauren is one of my favorite photographers on Flickr. Her eye for nature photography in particular is really spectacular, and she has MAD processing skillz--I often look at her photos and think to myself, "How in the world did she DO that?" I admire her work a great deal, and the unique perspective she shares with us. She also is a really smart, funny person, someone I can imagine being great to work with in person.

    Finally, like me, she does a lot of TPS reports, and often, she doesn't have covers on them. And that is really why Lauren is awesome. :)"

    August 7th, 2008

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    .Kels. says:

    "First and foremost, I am so proud to call Lauren a great friend. She is a true artist and I am so amazed at her talent. ! She is so super creative and rocks colors like nobody else! Her son is just so precious and she captures his personality amazingly! Whenever I sign into to Flickr, her stream is one of the first ones that I visit. I should have an automatic FAV button for her. Her bokeh Wednesday shots are like no other! Her cocktail/booze shots are the best around! AND, I think Lauren needs to take my screen name because her stream is the epitome of "still life". Once just a flickr friend and a witty commenter, she is now a real life great friend that I treasure dearly- flickr or not. Love you girl! YOU inspire me Lauren!

    XOXO- Kelley

    P.S. 3 other things she has going for her is her taste in men (McDreamy and those hot Brits!!!)......her taste in shoes- we will rock them in NY gurl....and she's a lushy mclusherson like myself!! Holla!"

    August 5th, 2008

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    Shadow&Soul says:

    "When it comes to composition and color, Lauren has to be one of the most talented photographers around. Flowers, people, and even food shots seem so much more full of beauty and life when they are seen through Lauren's eyes. I am very honored to be considered a contact of hers. Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work with us! :) xo"

    July 30th, 2008

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    littlemisspatricia says:

    "Lauren's stream is one of my favourites on Flickr. Her photos are so full of life that they never fail to put a smile on my face, be it still life, naturey crap or of her adorable little guy. I always look forward to her uploads because I never know what to expect next. Her eye for composition and color are astounding. Thanks for the inspiration, Lauren and keep up the phenomenal work!"

    July 27th, 2008

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    N. Lee Photography (Nichole) says:

    "What to say that hasn't already been said about Laurens work...of course its ALL TRUE!!! Well let me say what your work means to me, its always an inspiration. I look forward to your next upload because they are always so full of beauty, creativity, talent and pure fabulousness! You have an amazing eye for what will make a good shot, an eye that most do NOT have! You are one talented lady and I thank you for sharing your amazing work with me and for being a great friend! :D"

    July 14th, 2008

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    Char-la-la says:

    "I wish Lauren's photostream was edible... *chomp* The colours are to die for, each shot oozes elegance and skill, and her love for Peanut just melts my heart :) Aside from that, Lauren is the sweetest and most supportive Flickr friend you could wish for!"

    July 10th, 2008

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    ~Ella says:

    "I had to re-write this testimonial for Lauren, 'cos my first one did not even begin to do it justice.
    Her talent and creativity blows my mind, she has the ability to turn an ordinary shot into something you would be thinking about for days.
    I love Lauren's style, taste and her elegance. It transpires through her photos!
    She is one of my favorite photographers here on flickr with an enormous sense of humor and is an amazing friend!
    I look forward to seeing Laurens pictures every day, especially on Wednesdays, her bokeh shots are not only creative, they are unique and you can guarantee that it's going to be a stunner!

    I love your work, Lauren, you are my inspiration and I am so happy that you are my friend!!!

    ps....Laurens photos of her little boy are so warm and full of love, they always bring a smile to my face."

    June 24th, 2008

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    ::DEEBS:: says:

    "I have been putting off writing a testimonial for Lauren, purely because I couldn't find the perfect words to describe her and her stream (still can't). But here we go..

    She's definitely one of my favourite photographers on flickr. Yes, she's very talented, creative and downright amazing. Her work is flawless, stunning and 'sexy', especially her bokeh shots.

    And not only she's very talented, she's also one of the nicest people I've met on flickr. Her great love for her son shows in every description and photo that she's taken of him. That's one of the reasons I keep on coming to visit her stream!"

    June 22nd, 2008

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    Kat&Kat says:

    "This testimonial for Lauren is way past due! Lauren's photos are incredible, and I always look forward to see what she posts next. Her still life photos absolutely rock - her colors, her composition, her ideas, are all fabulous! I'm in awe of her work.
    You inspire, Lauren! XOXO"

    June 21st, 2008

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    shelbykaitlyn says:

    "I am so lucky to have met Lauren on Flickr! Her photos brighten my day. Always full of color and perfect composition she always amazes me. I actually found her through Ricey's stream, snapping back with witty remarks along with Kelley. Since then, its been awesome! She has such an eye for photos and some pretty dang sexy shoes! :) Keep up the great work girl! ((hugs))"

    June 16th, 2008

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    smllover says:

    "Lauren's stream is always a treat. Still life photography is not something I ever thought could be interesting, yet here she is...making it something I love to watch for! Her creativeness with shooting still life really boggles my mind - I don't know how she comes up with this stuff! I could totally see some of her prints hanging in my home.

    So when you gonna sell this stuff Lauren?

    Keep up the wonderful work!"

    June 11th, 2008

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    ♥ Hazed ♥ says:

    "I love Lauren's work!! It is such a pleasure to view her stream everyday!! She is such an inspiration and of course her little peanut is just adorable!!! She is very creative and always has a fresh bright stream!! Keep up the awesome work!!"

    June 7th, 2008

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    *Karo* says:

    "Lauren has such an amazing eye for color and composition. Whether she's shooting gorgeous florals or lovely, warm portraits of her adorable son, she consistently manages to create things of beauty. I'm so glad that I've gotten to know her on flickr and that I'm able to count her as a contact."

    June 1st, 2008

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    Jon . says:

    "I'm happy to call Lauren a friend and fellow parent-in-training. It was clear to me at the very start that she loves her son very much and it showed in her photos.

    Now Lauren is a budding photographer with some serious skill!"

    May 30th, 2008

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    JocelynneB says:

    "AMAZING photographer! I am constantly amazed by her photos and look forward to seeing what she does next."

    May 29th, 2008

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    Sara Alfred says:

    "Lauren is just amazing.. she's one of my early flickr friends.. everytime i upload a photo i wait for her comment :-) she always inspires me more than she knows. Her stream is of great importance to me. I also love her cute child."

    May 27th, 2008

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    CrzysChick says:

    "Lauren's photostream is so beautiful to view. She reminds me of myself...a mom who started flickr to post pictures of her child, and ended up learning more and more about photography.
    Her photos have so much life and colour in them. I love watching her photostream every day."

    May 17th, 2008

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    Alyssa Anne Photography says:

    "When I first met Lauren on Flickr, she was still figuring the camera out. I was amazed at the speed she learned. She now is pumping out the beautiful photos and is especially gifted and creative in the still life photo. I'm expecting Real Simple to hire her any day now. :o)"

    May 8th, 2008

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    rachel.am says:

    "Lauren has a good eye for photography. Her photos are colorful, whimsical, inspiring and fun. I love visiting her stream and watching her grow as a photographer.

    Keep up the good work! :0)"

    May 3rd, 2008

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    Amber.E says:

    "You've got a great talent with the camera - your pictures are colorful and fun to look at. I love visiting your stream!!!"

    April 21st, 2008

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    nineteenseventy4 (Nathan) says:

    "Fresh and full of life! I have been looking in on *Peanut's steam for a long time now. *Peanut's images never disappoint; sometimes they make me smile and they nearly always make me want to try harder. *Peanut's stream is one of my favourite places in Flickrland :-)"

    April 16th, 2008

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