Any photo dictionary shows a photo of Lauren's face next to the word "sweetheart." Because that's exactly who she is! Lauren's soft-spoken ways and sweet soul is evident the moment you meet her! We had coffee at Cafe Milo back in May to talk about her senior photos, and let me tell you, she's easy to get along with. She loves bright yellow & sunflowers (you'll see some later!), ice cream, Taylor Swift, and exploring outdoors. Lauren will be a senior at Ames High School this fall, where she plays on the tennis team! Finding that out, I suggested we start at the Brookside Park tennis courts for a few pictures. 

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Lauren put on her first dress--a super cute summery style from Gap! She even got a boquet of flowers... and they matched perfectly. #amazing Taking photos in the park didn't last very long because there were a million mosquitos eating us alive. Hahaha. Luckily, there are tons of great green spaces in the central Iowa area! ;)

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Amelia Renee specializes in indoor studio and outdoor senior photography in Des Moines area
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For Lauren's last outfit (a suuuper adorable pink floral dress from Gap!), we switched it up and hit the streets of Somerset in Ames! During our consultation meeting, Lauren mentioned that The Cafe is one of her favorite restaurants. (Mine too, girl. SO delicious!) So, we ended her senior photos right outside The Cafe and the surrounding area! The light was perfect, streets were quiet, and the photos we took there ended up being some of my favorites. :)

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Lauren is one of my senior models for the class of 2019 in the Ames and Des Moines area, so if you know her, but sure to mention that in your email inquiry so you both get a fun discount! I'm still booking senior photography for the North & Central Iowa area (including Cedar Falls, Ankeny, and Johnston/Urbandale/Grimes/West Des Moines). Hope to see your name in my inbox --and on the blog!-- soon. :)