for the dreamers, the travelers, & the hopelessly devoted
I'm Lauren, and I absolutely LOVE weddings! When friends and family ask me if I'd rather just be a guest at their wedding so I can "enjoy" it, I wholeheartedly say "ABSOLUTELY NOT!" Photographing weddings is not just a job for me, and I enjoy it so much that I don't even know if it's fair to call it work. I picked up my first camera at 10 years old and haven't put them down yet. I attended Brooks Institute of Photography for both film and digital photography and shot my first wedding in 2015. I immediately felt at home and knew I had found my dream job. I get asked a lot if photographing weddings is stressful and I can wholeheartedly say that I haven't felt stressed at a single wedding... ever. I truly feel at peace on a wedding day and no matter what happens, I feel confident and collected and usually just smile and say, "this isn't my first rodeo."
When I'm not shooting weddings or hopping on airplanes you can find me with my horse, Bettina, enjoying the beautiful Santa Barbara Mesa, or at home binge watching New Girl (for the third, fourth? time) with my dog and cats. I'm fluent in movie quotes and sarcasm and love to laugh as often as possible. I have two kids who keep me on my toes and push me to be the best version of myself. Never have I ever... made it through a single mother-son dance without getting choked up thinking about dancing with my son at his wedding one day.
The only thing that I love to do as much as photographing weddings is travel! I feel so grateful to be able to combine my two loves and capture weddings all over the world!
My top priority is making sure that you feel confident, comfortable, and cared for throughout the entire wedding day. I know how overwhelming it can be to plan a wedding, and I want you to know that I'm here to support you every step of the way.
When you choose me as your photographer, you can expect a personalized, high-quality experience that reflects your unique style and vision for your wedding day. I take the time to get to know you as a couple, so that I can create images that tell your love story in a way that's authentic and true to you.
On your wedding day, I'll be there to capture all the big moments - the first look, the first kiss, the first dance - but also the little moments that make your day special. I'll catch those candid moments with your guests that you might miss during all the festivities so that you get a full view of your day. I'll even tie a few ties and pin those boutonnieres to make sure everything stays in place, and be there to offer a helping hand or a kind word whenever you need it.
But most importantly, I'm here to preserve your memories in a way that's beautiful and timeless. I know how important these photos are to you, and I take my responsibility as your photographer very seriously. I promise to capture all of your once-in-a-lifetime moments with excellence, so that you can enjoy them for a lifetime.
So let's make some magic together! Contact me today to learn more about my services and how I can help you capture your wedding day in all its glory.
Do you have a goofy family? I love them already. Your wedding gown? I'm obsessed with it. The flowers you so carefully chose? I'm swooning. Do my feet hurt, am I tired or hungry? No idea, I'm running on pure joy.