Notting Hill: Family Style

When you live in Notting Hill,
the increase in rent
requires a sacrifice of the size of home
you could get in other areas of London.

So for us, 
"home" expands beyond the four walls of our tiny flat
and into the picturesque neighborhood that surrounds us.

The bustling market
full of once-loved treasures,
the pretty cafes that tempt you as you pass by
with their windows piled with fresh goodies,
and the endless sea of the iconic colorful houses
all come with settling in Notting Hill...

... and we think that's worth more 
than a second bathroom
or extra storage space.

So after our Houzz shoot the other week,
we jumped at the chance to have
Noah Darnell shoot some pictures of our family
wandering through the neighborhood.

I had every intention of sending these out 
as our Christmas cards,
but it never happened.

Luckily, I still have an amazing selection
of really sweet pictures from that day.

Some that mirror the images
Liz took of us for my bump shoot
around Notting Hill.

I love having our lives at this point in time captured.

I have no doubt that if or when we move on from our lives here,
I'll pour over these pictures
and long to relive these days again.

(Thank you, Noah!)

Started in the 0.4% and now... that face. 

*images by Noah Darnell


  1. These are everything. I want to squeeze baby Viola so badly!

  2. Wonderful and cute photos in a great neighbourhood. Lovely!

  3. aww these are so CUTE. thank you for sharing, looks like you live in a great neighborhood. xo jillian - cornflake dreams

    ps where did you get your scarf!? love it.

    1. thanks, friend!

      i got it at the cutest little shop in barcelona- dr. bloom in el born. they have a website!!

  4. So sweet! These photos are fantastic and what a great way to capture this time in your life. :)

  5. Viola seriously has an amazing wardrobe... that Burberry dress!!! :) Such cute photos of you guys!

  6. So cute! I think my favorite is the one of you and Tyler on the steps with Viola sitting below, followed closely be the one in front of the bookshop. Both framers, for sure!

  7. I want that Burberry dress is my size! :) Seriously though, you have the most adorable family, Lauren!

  8. Cutest family ever. I love that one of the three of you where V is in the foreground and you and Tyler are sitting on the steps, it's precious! Thanks for sharing! xoxo

  9. Oh my goodness those photos are beautiful! The love oozing out of you two is just too much - but I love it!

  10. How could these pictures be anything but beautiful - such a gorgeous family x

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  12. You guys are adorable! Loved looking at these pictures!

  13. Love every single one! I really like this style of photography...just journalistic, every day life. And that girl in her Burberry is killing me! AAh! How adorable!!

  14. Those cheeks! Total cuteness overload.

  15. These photos are adorable and magnificent! The last one is by far my favourite. Such a cute family

  16. Cutest photos ever! That Burberry dress is just the best!!

  17. OH MY GOD.

    the one of viola in front of you guys on the steps.

    god she is cute.

  18. Love these pics, and you are right! Someday you will look back at this time in your life so fondly, remembering this pretty place and your special times with Viola as a baby!

  19. Gorgeous Pictures!! Makes me jealous, and YES you will miss this time and look back upon it fondly!! Just last night I sat down to organize my posts from London, and got very nostalgic! xo

  20. what beautiful mementos of your notting hill adventures! those last few in particular are just perfection.

  21. She us just the most precious little baby, and these pics are magazine-worthy!

  22. ahhhh these are sooooo adorable!!!!

  23. Oh, you happy and wonderful family!!
    Have a very nice day, Lauren!

  24. Stunning photos! Does Noah do weddings? ;)

  25. If I saw your family on the street, I would stop in my tracks and just observe, with a huge smile on my face and love in my heart. There is so much joy between you three! xo

  26. These are so so good. Beautiful family!

  27. These are THE absolute cutest!!! What a good idea and V is looking as stylish as ever. You three make a gorgeous family <3

  28. Such a beautiful family! I need that Burberry dress for my little girl. It's precious on Viola!


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