How’s My Outfit?

Grace Malmberg.  Where to start.  I’ve known this girl since she was just a twinkle in her father’s eyes.  I’ve watched her grow into this beautiful young woman who is full of creativity and sass and fire.  One of my favourite things to do is to ask her how she likes my outfit.  I’ll tell you, most of the time she hates it.  I prefer neutrals and Grace’s wardrobe consists almost exclusively of bright colours that mirror her personality.  I am so grateful that she asked for this photo shoot back in September and I’m excited to share some of my favourite images with all of you! Enjoy!


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Impostor Syndrome

There’s a moment before I do anything big.  Sometimes the moment lasts only a second, and sometimes the moment lasts years.  In that moment I am frozen.  I can’t make a decision.  I can’t say yes.  My dad thinks I hold back because I am afraid to succeed.  That I’m afraid of the attention that might come with success.  I’ve always thought that it is because I’m afraid that people will know that I’m not “good enough”.  I’m afraid to stand up boldly and declare “this is who I am – this is my work and I’m proud of it” because I’m afraid that someone will call me out right then and there.  They’ll remind me that any success I have is due to luck, or timing, or my ability to trick people into believing I’m more than I am.  That one day everyone else will also be able to see what a fake I am.  There’s a name for this I’m told.  It’s called impostor syndrome.  And as much as I like to consider myself unique, I hear that this “condition” is actually quite common – particularly among women.  It’s unfortunate.  How many people, artists, musicians, writers,  photographers have held themselves back because they’re afraid?  Not that they’ll fail, but that other people will write them and their work off as fraudulent.  As a fluke.  And the truth is… the fears aren’t actually based in any truth.  In fact, it’s when I rally the courage to take those steps forward to face and pursue my deepest insecurities and desires that I’m met with the most encouragement and support.  

Find out what makes you feel at home and chase it.  Better yet, fight for it.  Because I think it’s only then that we are able to stand behind our work with pride and confidence, knowing we are doing exactly what we should be doing. 

Chasing the Light…

– Lauren.


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Caleb Gordon Superstar

This guy was a delight to photograph.  Not only is he devilishly handsome, but he is also funny and intellectual and so full of story.  He has such a way with words (as demonstrated by his blog which can be found here) and has a unique way of seeing and encountering the world around him.  If you want to follow his career (which believe me – you do) you can find his artist page on Facebook here.  Enjoy a few of my favourite shots from our headshot session together!


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Eat Your Hearts Out

I am just so lucky to have such beautiful friends.  Here are the headshots I got to take of my dear friend Brynn a few weeks ago.  Eat your hearts out boys.


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Grand Finale

“Fall has always been my favourite season.  The time when everything bursts with it’s last beauty, as if nature had been saving up all year for it’s grand finale…”

| Lauren DeStefano |

I hope you enjoy a few of my favourite shots from this beautiful fall family photo shoot!


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Lauren Hamm Photography | Lifestyle Photographer | Calgary, Alberta | YYC Photographer

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Think About Kissing…

This family is so cool.  They live in the mountains in a yurt.  They’re in the process of planning and building an earthship.  They travel the world with there two young kids.  They raft and snowboard and basically everything else you can think of that’s extreme and outdoors and are the definition of adventure.  You can see how much they love spending time as a family and had some very creative ways of making each other smile and laugh for me.  They are such a goofy, happy, active, loving group of people and it was my pleasure to spend a bit of time with them back in September getting a little taste of how they live.  Thank you for welcoming me into your home and letting me capture a bit of your crazy awesome lives.  


 

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Lauren Hamm Photography | Lifestyle Photographer | Calgary, Alberta | YYC Photographer

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Jillian

JILLIAN.


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