My passion for photography and weddings began when I was very young. I staged Barbie weddings, making their dresses from Kleenex, then snuck Mom’s camera to take pictures of them. I moved on to dressing up my little sister in a pillowcase veil, again sneaking Mom’s camera. When she got tired of me using up all her film, she brought home several Bride magazines from the free pile at the library and I spend hours reading them, then pinning pages of beautiful wedding dresses on the ceiling of my bedroom. When “The Wedding Planner” came out in 2001, my fate was sealed.
Two years ago my mom took me on a girls trip to Galena. She hauled an Aldi shopping bag all over town while we shopped, then at lunch pulled out a present for me--Dream Wedding Barbie--and took a picture of me crying over it. Full circle.
Present day, I am a beetle driving, dog loving home school Mom. I spend my weekends on weddings and my week days shooting Engagement, Family, Senior, Newborn and Maternity sessions. I want to get to work with you for life, so get ready for a new best friend who just wants to follow you around with her camera!
I am very excited to be doing more destination weddings. I have a bucket list of locations where I would love to shoot a wedding or elopement. If you are getting married at any of the locations on my list I will be stoked to hear from you! If you are getting married somewhere else trust me I am going to be equally as pumped to chat!
Zion National Park, Utah
Napa Valley, California
New York City, New York
Florida Keys, Florida
Charleston, South Carolina
Badlands National Park, South Dakota
Redwood National Park. California
Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah
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Lindsay · Married on 10/10/2020
Lauren is the best! I couldn’t have imagined having anyone else as my photographer. She is incredibly talented and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She is easy going and has great ideas for pictures. You can tell she loves and enjoys what she does. I will highly recommend her to anyone any day!Sent on 01/12/2021
Ashley B. · Married on 08/08/2020
Lauren is fun, with a great eye for photos you’ll love.
You’ll meet her as your soon to be photographer & leave with a new friend. She was amazing to work with. We hired her for a 2019 wedding date, bumped it due to having a baby, went from Iowa wedding to Jekyll Island, Georgia destination wedding during a pandemic and she didn’t let us down for 1 second. She worked with us on having to bounce around dates/venues etc & all with an upbeat positive attitude. Her photos are gorgeous, she has a great eye & somehow makes it all match your personality. For me, she definitely started being “just a wedding photographer” and quickly became a friend. I’m so glad I went to the wedding expo that led me to meeting her. She got along perfect with our family, friends and kids, makes you comfortable & is just a fun person to be around. You definitely won’t regret hiring her!Sent on 01/17/2021
Courtney · Married on 06/20/2020
Amazing and Stress Free
Lauren was absolutely amazing from the beginning to the end, she made everything painless and stress free for us. We had to postpone our wedding in June, but she made sure she could still be a part of our new date in September. Our pictures turned out awesome and I’m still in awe!Sent on 01/12/2021
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Where do we begin, you really don't know what a pleasure it is to work with Lauren and her staff until you've had the opportunity to do so. The professionalism can be seen by simply glancing at her history of work, What cannot be seen is how fun and sweet Lauren and her staff are and how passionate they are about their jobs. We're so excited to continue to work with Lauren for many wedding seasons to come. We LOVE working with Lauren and you will too.
Lauren and her staff rock! They're great to work with, capture every moment beautifully, and listen to the bride! As a fellow vendor, they are easy to work with, fun, and well organized. We're excited to work with Laurel Tree for your wedding!