Tori and Drew have always been near and dear to me!  Their wedding was the very first wedding I photographed when I moved to Huntsville.  They have become like family!  Tori and Drew are now parents to the sweetest baby boy, Gannon!  I love being able to share in such beautiful milestones and chapters of life.  We got together when Gannon turned 6 months old, which is easily one of my favorite ages as they begin discovering new things! 🙂

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This session has me dreaming of green grass and life by the water!  I had such a blast with this family last summer.  Will and Annie were 3 and 1.5 at the time of this session, and full of energy!!  They brought along their pup, Daffodil, which added to the fun.  Lake Guntersville made for a perfect backdrop.  And a bonus for the kids, there was a playground!  Some of my favorite moments from their family session featured below 🙂

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It was just around this time last year when I first met Beverly and John to discuss their upcoming photo session.  Little did John know I met with Beverly a few weeks prior to plan her sweet, surprise proposal to him.  It took all of my willpower to contain my excitement for these two!  It was so evident that day meeting them that the love and affection they have for one another was incredibly infectious.  Fast forward to photo session day aka Beverly’s proposal day! Beverly picked out the spot inside Harrison Brother’s Hardware in downtown Huntsville, a place the two of them have fond memories of and frequent often.  She set up a table inside, and upon that table lied a book, a book filled with keepsakes telling their story — movie date nights, concerts, dreams. I have to quote Beverly on this: “Bound within this book are the keepsakes that tell our story. Movie date nights. Concerts. Dreams. Memories of Memories. The times we’ve shared snuggled in the comfort of each other. All the little things that remind us of us. Every page reveals a new adventure. Are you ready to begin the next chapter?”  Let’s just say John was beyond surprised!  Their proposal story in pictures below 🙂

What better way to celebrate than at Sam & Greg’s Pizzeria & Gelateria!

Congratulations again, Beverly and John!!  I’m thrilled to have shared in such a sweet moment between the two of you and can’t wait for your wedding day this September!

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2016.  You were incredibly memorable in more ways than one.  This year marked five years from when I started Lauren Tomasella Photography.  With that milestone, came a year of reflection.  While it’s been quiet on the blog, as well as social media, there’s been lots behind the scenes and a hope of mine in 2017 is to share a bit more about those endeavors!  I felt it was necessary for me to take a look back at 2016, and to highlight some of my favorite moments.  With each year, I grow more fond of photography and the ability to capture such precious memories for others, who begin to feel more and more like family and welcome me with open arms.  Thank you for allowing me to continue what I love to do most  ❤️  A glimpse at this year’s past featured below 🙂

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Chloe and Garrett are both Alabama natives and currently reside in Orlando, Florida.  Although their wedding will be held in Huntsville come this July, I jumped on the opportunity to come visit them in Orlando for their engagement session!  They picked out an adorable part of town, the city of Winter Park, and we spent the afternoon exploring and walking around with their pup Cooper.  Below are a few of my favorites from their session!

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