my story as a photographer

The true story is, I fell in love with photography. I fell in love with the story it tells. I fell in love with the way it captures emotion. I fell in love with everything photography has to offer.

Did I always know I wanted to be a photographer? Absolutely not. Something I have always known is that I want to be a mom. While dreaming of that stage of my life, I found photography somewhere along the way. Logically, it made sense. It's a job where I can be my own boss, make my own hours, and take a step back if needed when I do become a mom. But I never would have guessed how much I was going to fall in love with the art aspect of photography. I also didn't know it would invite me into places of vulnerability with my clients, opening doors to get to know them and their beautiful stories. I get to experience some of the happiest days and moments of peoples lives all year long through photography. How cool is that. I would have never said I was a creative person, but being in this business, it has grown me in ways I never could have imagined. I've learned (and will forever keep learning) how to tell stories through photos while also capturing moments. It's a gift within itself to be able to offer my clients with memories they can stay in forever through photographs. Isn't that what it's all about? Capturing a moment in time that you can look back on and reminisce on no matter how much time has passed. There's something so beautiful about that.

Some Things I Love: Jesus, my husband, family, friends, the beach, romcoms, playing cards, cooking, traveling, and the list goes on

I married my best friend on August 11th 2022.

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My Goals? My passion?

As a photographer I want to create timeless, passionate, and romantic photos. The kind of photos that make you feel. I love doing this by capturing the raw and candid moments between my couples, whether that be from a prompt I give them or a sincere, off-script interaction between them. Come wedding day or any session, I will be your biggest hype woman. I want whoever is in front of my camera to know how special, unique, and beautiful (or handsome lol) they are! I am all about giving my clients flexible prompts instead of stiff poses, creating more relaxed photos. Plus, it's just way more fun! Not to mention, when the giggles come out from goofing around during the prompts, you get the BEST photos! They feel silly but I promise, they look amazing! Don't get me wrong though, I can be serious and efficient when directing photos as well...especially with those groomsmen on your wedding day. ;)

I want to tell YOUR story through photos. Yes, I will give similar prompts and poses, throughout my sessions, but what I truly aspire to do through that is capture moments that are unique to each couple. I want to create the kind of photos that make you remember, that make you feel those moments all over again.


forever dreaming of the ocean...

All we can say about Lauren is that she is absolutely AMAZING and so talented!!!!

We’ve had the privilege of getting our pictures done by her a few times and we’re always blown away by the beauty and love that she captures. She has the most creative ideas for posing, makes taking the pictures a ton of fun, and made us feel so comfortable in front of the camera!

We’ll treasure her pictures forever!!
— Sydney & Bryan
Not only did Lauren make me feel so comfortable and beautiful when taking pictures with my best friend, but the pictures turned out so incredible, my family and I still use them to this day. She made me feel like a natural and made something so special out of just a day at the beach. If she was this amazing in the beginning of 2021 I cannot even imagine where she will go in the future! Still so grateful for my opportunity to shoot with her and I recommend her to everyone no matter what your occasion is!
— Liv
Lauren is the photographer of your dreams! She is very skilled at posing. She helps guide you through various poses that turn out beautifully in photos! Lauren also has an eye for framing the photo in a way that tells a story. You can always see the passion and love between her models because she creates such an easy going and welcoming atmosphere. I have worked with lots of photographers but Lauren was the best by far!
— Madison & Micah
From planning through getting our photos back, Lauren was truly amazing to work with! Her style is stunning and she brought our vision for our wedding photos to life by ensuring we got the shots we wanted as well as guiding us and suggested shots that turned out to be some of our favorites. She was unbelievably kind and we loved having her be a part of our day. Thank you Lauren, we couldn't have asked for a better photographer!
— Mady & Michael

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