My big sister: Mommy & Me photo session

Love. My sister, Rhonalyn, loves loves her family. When we were little, we used to race off the school bus to see who could get to the house the fastest to hold our new baby brother (I was 6 and she was 9 when he was born). We’d say, “I get to hold him first!” She always won. 😉

She is the kind of sister who worries about you when you’re away. Brings a gift for you when she sees you. Is extremely compassionate and very hard working. She has two teenage step-sons who were at school when we did this shoot, but they are like her own. And we love that they are a part of our family now too! But these girls. Lily and Ellie. They light up my sister’s world. These are a few photos we snapped when Elizabeth and I recently visited!

You hear my sister often before you see her. Her laugh precedes her.

She is the motorbike sister, I am the moped.

She is the spice, I am the sugar.

She says hot, I’d say cold. We couldn’t be more different, yet we love each other to bits, and are thrilled to be new mammas at the same time!

Sister, I love you. I know these aren’t the kind of photos you frame. They are the kind you keep tucked away in a book. And 20 years from now, when these girls are grown up and off to university or wherever… these are the kinds of photos you will look back on and think, “Those were our days that no one else saw. Just us. They were often hard. Joyful. Frustrating and noisy. Full of kisses and dirty diapers and talking to Jesus. But those days were worth it. Oh so worth it.”

Here’s to motherhood and the gifts from heaven our littles ones are xo

And then there’s real life… 😉

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Mommy & Me: Truly and her Mamma

We were out for a girls’ night to celebrate a friend’s birthday at a yummy restaurant, with a table full of Mom’s and a newborn baby girl in the mix. As we got talking about taking photos of ourselves with our little ones, we commented on how it’s often only selfies – if we even make it into the photo with our beloved child! SO much heart and soul gets poured into our babes from feeding to diapers to reading and playing, and we’re hardly in any photos to remember it (visually!).

That’s where this idea came from – to offer Mommy & Me photography sessions that capture the everyday moments of nurturing and caring for our little ones. This session is ideally meant to be used in the first year of your baby’s life – but capturing “home life” would be fun too!

Introducing, Jen and her sweet six-month-old, Truly Rue. With two older brothers, Truly will be dearly loved and protected!

The “T” Family

I’ve had the honour to photograph this family since the oldest was just a baby. They’ve become a family I deeply admire and enjoy time with, whenever I can. They love the Lord and are authentic – an amazing combination. I just love them! We recently took a walk through the trees at sunset and captured them once again. Beautiful family hey?! Presenting, the Thulien Family, 2015.

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Travel prints: Now available for order

Architecture, to me, is one of the most fascinating things to photograph when travelling. Our world is such a diverse and beautiful place. When I travel, there have been a few key things that always catch my eye… doors, bridges, bikes, boats, broken down stone, you name it!

Now, you can order your own custom print of any of the following photographs, in the following sizes. Each photo will come with a label on the back, telling the story of that location and photo. Photos were taken in such places as: England, Paris, Prague, and Italy.

All prices include shipping, and will be sent within ten days of order.

8×10 – $25
11×14 – $40
12×18 – $50

Get a deal! Order 3 or more photos, you will receive a 10% discount off the overall price. Payment must be received before photos will be delivered, via Paypal or eTransfer.

For any questions, please email lanilupul@gmail.com.

Copyright, Lani Lupul 2015

Seaside town, England

Seaside town, England

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

Blue door, Liverpool, England

Blue door, Liverpool, England

Seaside pub, Leigh-On-Sea, England

Seaside pub, Leigh-On-Sea, England

Green door, Oxford, England

Green door, Oxford, England

Red door, York, England

Red door, York, England

Big Ben, London, England

Big Ben, London, England

Canoe, York, England

Canoe, York, England

Bridge, Chelmsford, England

Bridge, Chelmsford, England

Bike, Rome, Italy

Bike, Rome, Italy

Autumn color, Ripley, England

Autumn color, Ripley, England

Tall brown door, Oxford, England

Tall brown door, Oxford, England

Stately green door, London, England

Stately green door, London, England

Notting Hill, London, England

Notting Hill, London, England

Black door, Liverpool, England

Black door, Liverpool, England

Green door, Liverpool, England

Green door, Liverpool, England

Welcome home, Chelmsford, England

Welcome home, Chelmsford, England

Black door, Leigh-On-Sea, England

Black door, Leigh-On-Sea, England

Black door, Notting Hill, London, England

Black door, Notting Hill, London, England

Autumn, Chelmsford, England

Autumn, Chelmsford, England

Faces of 2014

Last year was a year of less photography for me (you know…planning a wedding in 3 months and moving to a new city takes one’s time!), but there were still some beautiful faces, families and moments captured. I am honoured to be asked by those who did! I realized I hardly shared many of the portraits, so I wanted to do one blog post sharing some highlights of 2014… Thank you again, for bringing me into your vulnerable spaces of homes, hearts, and hugs…

Faces of 2014

Sweet Baby Kaisa

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Parker Fox and Family

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My sister and James had their first baby, Lily Jane. She is a long-awaited gift and we love her to bits!_MG_0699 _MG_0664 _MG_0659

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The Flaman Family

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The Greenberg Family

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Tammy, Gary and the Kids

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The Willie Family

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The McArthur Family

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The Schmidt Family

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Thank you again!

~ Lani