The artist


Five years ago when I started my business, I never dreamed that I would be here today. My side hustle turned into a dream that has somehow turned into reality. I get to spend my days chasing around my own toddler, and yours too! There are few things that bring me greater joy than documenting your little moments of joy.

about lakin stearns photography
motherhood photographer
Lakin Stearns // owner

These photos were taken 7 months into my motherhood journey. Looking at them now fills me with so many emotions: gratitude, joy, pride, and love just to name a few. When I scheduled these photos I remember thinking that it was a steep investment. Now, 3+ years later, I don’t remember how much I spent, but I do know that these photos are priceless to me. This photo brings me back to that moment in time with Miller. It reminds me of his sweet little giggle, his big, bright eyes, his long, wispy baby hair.

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A little bit more about lakin

the LSP Journey

got married

2016 was a big year for me. I got married, started a new job, and moved to a new city. Go big or go home, right?

Booked First paying photography client

Growing up, photographs played a huge part in my life. My mom was an avid scrapbooker; therefore, she took photos of anything and everything I did. I still remember going to Sam’s Club on Saturdays to drop off rolls of film and getting to help her crop them on the cool kiosks while treating myself to all the samples. IYKYK. I never imagined how much that would play a roll in my future career.

upgraded to “big girl gear”

moved to DFW

We said goodbye to sweet friends and a really special community of people. But the Lord, in his kindess, guided us to the exact place we needed to be.

went full time

bought a house

goodbye weddings, hello babies

After having my own baby a few years prior, I realized that weddings no longer held my heart. I decided to spend my days documenting littles and the people who love them most.

introduced session films to lsp

In addition to photographs that will allow you to remember and relive your favorite seasons of life, I started offering session films!

got published!

The Quiz About Lakin

Forever On Repeat

noah kahan

Spending my Whole Paycheck On

books + lattes

coffee order

vanilla & lavendar latte


new zealand

My Favorite TV Show

gilmore girls

My Happy Place IS

neyland stadium

Favorite Hobby

hosting people

My Favorite fictional Person

lorelai Gilmore

colors of choice

Are neutrals colors?

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Frequently Asked Questions

Chances are you might have a question that someone else has. So, I have compiled my most frequently asked questions about booking a newborn session, family session, or even session film.

As soon as you inqiure I start working WITH you. I will help you decide what SEASON might be best, the best DAY of the week, and even the best TIME for a session.

Luckily for you, this is one of my favorite parts of the portrait experience. I will use my artistic eye to help you choose the best color palette and wardrobe pieces for the entire family. The best part is I have a curated client closet at your disposal.

After you have booked your session, I will provide you with the ultimate session guide that is full of tips and tricks on how to get your family to relax and feel comfortable in front of the camera.

As your expert photography, I have a list of my favorite local spots in the area to use as session locations. I will provide easy directions on how to get there and where to go when you arrive.

Guess what? I have a 4 and 1 year old, so I TOTALLY know where you are coming from. I also have some tricks up my sleeve to help reign them in. I am a go-with-the-flow kind of photographer, so I work best when I am moving and following your kids’ leads.

The best part about the LSP experience is that I don’t disappear after your session. I will be there to help you hand-select what images you want to print and how you want to print them

If you book the Photo + Film Collection, I will take photos and shoot video simultaneously during the same session!

Nope! No talking required – at least not to the camera. You probably won’t even notice when I am taking photos versus when I am recording.

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