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(Almost) Christmas in Paradise

So, only a month later, I have FINALLY put together my vacation photos.  My husband and I love to cruise (especially with Royal Caribbean).  We went on a cruise to the Eastern Caribbean the week before Christmas.  It was very pretty, to see the boat and islands decorated for Christmas, but I don’t think I will do that again so close to Christmas…it was such a rush to get everything done when I got back home!

Also, thanks to my loving husband for walking around Kennedy Space Center with me.  I am an astro-nerd, so I just HAD to go!

At Patrick AFB, Florida


Kennedy Space Center

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Cocoa Beach


Formal Night and Some Towel Animals (Not sure what most of these are…)


San Juan, Puerto Rico


The boat stayed a little late in San Juan for scheduled maintenance, so I was able to capture San Juan at night…


Phillipsburg, St. Maarten


Some of the boat…

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And finally, the view from our room <3


Nadine Dominy Walter -

Beautiful photos!

Happy New Year//Penny and Frank//Married

Happy New Year everyone!  This has been an amazing year for Lauren Gellins Photography, and I thought I would celebrate the New Year with a post of my last wedding in 2013.  I am looking forward to what 2014 brings.  I would like to sincerely thank all of those who have been part of my journey and will continue to be part of my journey in 2014.  Cheers!


To Penny and Frank–enjoy this small snap shot of your special day.  The Christmas backdrop was absolutely gorgeous.  I wish you and your family the most happily ever after <3


Penny Whitley Windham -

Oh Lauren! They are beautiful! I can’t wait to see them all. Thank you so much for being part of our day!

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Tina Hart Tomlin -

What beautiful pictures! Wish we could have been there! I can see the love in these pictures!

Edward Kearfott Clark -

Great pictures!

Tammy Albritton Duncan -


Jeraldine Cooper -

Beautiful pictures! The decorations were as beautiful as you and Frank. I wish for you much happiness to come. Love you!

Melissa Womble Goodman -

Beautiful pictures! Congratulations!

Annis Brunson Goddard -

Beautiful pictures Penny. We stood in the same place almost 50 years ago. Wishing you and Frank much happiness.

Alice Logue -

Penny, these pictures are stunningly beautiful. I know they must have captured the love as well as the beauty of your special day! Congratulations to you and Frank.

Nadine Dominy Walter -

Absolutely beautiful wedding. Gorgeous photos. Wow!

Janie Whitley Ledbetter -

The pictures r beautiful and the wedding and reception were awesome!!!! I luv you both

Glorilyn Thompson Hobbs -

Love these photos! So Beautiful! I can’t wait to see all of them.

Jessica Abbott Pagan -

Beautiful! Congrats Penny!

Debbie Dunning Liipfert -

Everything about your new life looks wonderful and so well deserved. So happy you are so happy. The photography is outstanding!

The Perfect Autumn Afternoon

Meet Adam, Devan and Aidan. I met this lovely family a little over a year ago at church. Soon after meeting them I found out that they had a bundle of joy on the way; now he is 8 months old! Wow! Time sure does fly…

This was a perfect Autum afternoon, it was only made more perfect by this energetic family and a smiling baby boy:)Hope you enjoy these photos as much as I have!



Inspiration Through Art

Earlier this year, I heard about an awesome, not-for-profit organization called “Inspiration Through Art” through another photographer.  I was very intrigued and immediately applied to be a ITA participating photographer.  Inspiration Through Art is an organization that connects special needs or terminally ill children and their families with photographers willing to provide a free session to capture precious childhood moments for a family in need.  Upon applying for the position, I read that once approved, my contact information would be listed with other local photographers for families to choose their own photographer when they were approved for a free session; so there is no guarantee that I would ever end up doing a session, but I still wanted to take part in this program.

Then in June I was contacted by Carolina to take photos for her son, Eddie.  But it wasn’t just Eddie I would photograph.  I would also capture precious memories of his older sister Elisabeth and his service dog, Zeppelin.  I don’t think I could have met a more deserving family for my first ITA session.

Eddie is 6 and has many different issues.  In fact, he had a seizure the day we first had our session scheduled.  We rescheduled a couple of weeks later, and even then, as I confirmed my appointment with his mom, Carolina informed me that Eddie had 2 seizures the week of our rescheduled appointment, which was uncommon.  I said a little prayer for Eddie and his family, not just that he could make it to the photo session, but I can imagine how difficult it must be to go through these tough times–for Eddie and his family.

Eddie’s older sister, Elisabeth has type I diabetes; but you wouldn’t be able to tell that from her playful, lively personality.  She loved to be in front of the camera and figuring out poses; most of all she loved exploring and showing me everything she found at our session!

The kids also have a beautiful and sweet service dog, Zeppelin.  Zeppelin wasn’t too interested in the photos, but he definitely was interested in the treats he was promised  :)

And the unsung heroes…(not pictured) their parents, Ed and Carolina.  Ed serves our country and his family in the military.  Due to his particular service in the military, Ed is only home on the weekends.

Through all this, I could tell that this is one close-knit family.  Each one willing to help the other.  I admire their courage and strength and pray that God continues to bless them and keep them.  Carolina and Ed—thank you so much for choosing me to capture these precious memories for you and your family  :)

For more information on Inspiration Through Art, click here.


Wendy Lott Stinson -

Breathtaking… you captured such a beautiful essence. You have such a great gift from God!!!!

Falcons or Cowboys?

This past month, I had the privilege of working with a sweet couple.  They are expecting their first baby and wanted to tell the world in an oh-so-special way!

But, things got a little feisty, perhaps even fiery!

This session started off in the way they usually do, a snuggle here, a kiss there.

Then, out came the crazed football fans.

Dad is a Falcon.  Mom is a Cowboy.  How ever will this work?

Guess, we will just have to wait until Baby Hohman is born to find out!

Its all fun and games until the fire and scissors come out  ;)

Congrats Mechelle and Kurt!  I can’t wait to meet Baby Hohman and find out who the winning team is! <3

Comment below your pick for the winning team!!!


Brenda Williamson Betancourt -

Love these pics! Congrats to an awesome couple! You’ll be great parents.

William Joseph Figueroa -

This is great…I just saw all the pics…a creative way to share the news…:)