here is a little bit about Lakin

intentional, moment driven newborn and motherhood photographer

Lakin Stearns photography caters to moms who want to authentically document every season of motherhood and childhood.

motherhood photographer

It’s me, Lakin!

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.

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, almost two 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.

My goal is to create this nostalgia for you.

about lakin stearns photography


every season is worth remembering

  • it’s fleeting, those tiny toes don’t stay tiny
  • Your children will cherish photos of you in the future
  • you deserve to be in front of the camera, too
  • photographs make the most gorgeous decor

Can You Relate to This?

I know that I can…

It’s 8:30 pm on a Tuesday night and you are convinced it must be Friday because that is

how long the first two days of the week have felt.

Your favorite shirt has a mystery stain front and center, and you’re not sure when the last time

your hair wasn’t in a haphazardous bun on the top of your head.

Your feet hurt from running back and forth all day,

and you aren’t sure if you even ate lunch or not.

You finally have the kids in bed so you sit down for the first time in hours and take a deep breath.

You’re thinking about how frustrating the day has been, but then you look up and

see your family portraits from a few years back and you start to smile.

You remember that the same kiddos

who know exactly how to push your buttons are the

Then you remember how their sweet giggle melts your heart as nothing else can.

You remember that the good outweighs the hard.

same ones that make you smile bigger than anything else.


Why Work With Me?

because I know there are a lot of options out there

About Lakin Stearns Photography


I am a mom, too.

I have a little boy that I adore. I know how important it is to remember all the little moments (and big, too). I know how fast it goes by. In addition, know how special this season you’re in is. I know because I am living it. Consequently, I know the weight that beautiful photos carry.


I’ve worked with

100s of families

Shy kids, bold kids, quiet kids, loud kids – I have seen it all (well, almost). There isn’t a lot that surprises me when photographing families. I know that sometimes kids refuse to look at the camera, and I know that it takes some kids a long time to warm up to strangers. Luckily for you, I have some tricks up my sleeve. In conclusion, you will be fully taken care of.

texas wildflower flower session

About Lakin Stearns Photography


I care about the details

From the details of outfits to the details during the photo session, I pay attention to them all. I’ll be sure to let you know that there is a playground at the park where we are taking photos (in case you need to prep the kiddos). I will keep an eye out for the tiny moments of connection, the in-between moments. . After all, the details make up the big picture. 


I am with you the entire way.

From the beginning stages of planning your session, to deciding what to wear, to choosing which photos to print – I will be with you the whole way. I know that scheduling photos can be overwhelming, but I promise to make it as simple as possible. 

Dallas Motherhood Photographer

“Lakin is absolutely fantastic!”

We were fortunate to have her take pictures of our newborn, and she made sure the session was fun and easy. Her eye for details, patience, and great personality are just a few of the reasons we absolutely adore her! We will cherish these photos forever and are already looking forward to our next session!
The Noble Family

a little bit about Lakin

The LSP Quiz

1. I am from this little college town:

  • Athens, Georgia
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • College Station, TX

2. my favorite sport to watch is:

  • soccer
  • football
  • baseball
  • basketball

3. I re-watch this show on the regular:

  • Friday Night Lights
  • Parenthood
  • New Girl
  • Gilmore Girls

4. my go-to order at a coffee shop is:

  • London Fog
  • Americano
  • Vanilla Latte
  • Caramel Machiatto

5. my Enneagram number is:

  • 3w4
  • 5w6
  • 1w9
  • 7w6

6. my all-time favorite adventure:

  • white water rafting in NZ
  • paragliding in NZ
  • whale watching in Vancouver
  • riding an elephant in Nepal

7. 95% of the time you can find me wearing these:

8. my most listened to artists:

  • Ben Rector
  • Maggie Rogers
  • Mat Kearney