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Madison Family Documentary Photographer | Sunday Morning Pancakes

Goodness. Such goodness in these beautiful people, this welcoming home, this nourishing breakfast, this ordinary Sunday morning of pancakes and books and cuddles and music-making and walking and swinging and nursing and loving.  Honestly.

Veda’s joy radiates just looking at her attentive and kind parents, Lauren & Andrew. The cozy house insulates from a spring frost and hums with comforting weekend sounds: cheery chatter, murmuring coffee and cool batter hitting the griddle. Lauren reads classics, while Andrew whisks milk to froth in pancake mix. Both talk in soothing, gentle tones to Veda, to each other, to me all morning, and their loveliness fills the space.

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Lauren & Andrew’s Pancakes

Makes 12 – 5″ cakes
1 1/2 cups sprouted grain pancake mix (arrowhead mills)
2 Tbs coconut oil
1 1/4 cups whole milk
Stir all ingredients until lumps disappear, add:
One diced banana
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup shredded coconut
Cook in coconut oil on preheated griddle or pan.

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Sometimes when you pick up your child you can feel the map of your own bones beneath your hands, or smell the scent of your skin in the nape of her neck. This is the most extraordinary thing about motherhood – finding a piece of yourself separate and apart that all the same you could not live without. — Jodi Picoult

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Andrew wrote this about how they felt about their family photography session:

Jen Lucas gave us a photo album that was truly “us.” We hired her for a morning documentary-style session when our daughter was nine months old. It was so relaxed. She was personable and just wanted to find the moments that represent us as a family, and all we had to do was be ourselves. All along, it felt like she wanted to make sure we were happy with our experience, and we definitely are.

There are only 28 Sundays left this year.  How will you spend yours?

xo, Jen

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