I got my start in the world of high-priced photography and video early in life. I was 16 when I started making videos and editing them myself. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Film Production, I was hired at 21 to work as a line producer on international commercials and infomercials for a Chicago based company. I then moved out to Los Angeles at 22 to work at Warner Brothers Studios. When the opportunity presented itself to begin my own business, I dropped everything I was doing and finally became a professional photographer and videographer full time in Austin Texas. I started by packing camera bags and cleaning lenses. By the time I finished, my talent had become more than apparent to fellow photographers and models alike.
My philosophy is simple: Capturing moments in life that are irreversible. I know that my reputation is only as good as my last shoot. I excel at the fine art of handling even the most difficult of models. Hire me, and you'll never see the world the same again.
Recommended by 100% of couples
Jessica De Bella · Getting married on 04/01/2021
Lauren recently shot our surprise proposal and was fantastic!Sent on 08/29/2019
She did a great job posing us naturally and making the whole experience really fun. I am so impressed with the quality of her shots and how quickly we had the photos - within hours we had edited photos and we loved all of them. We will definitely use her again and recommend her to anyone in the Austin area.
Farah · Married on 02/18/2018
My fiance and I were beyond thrilled to see how amazing our pictures turned out from our engagement shoot! Lauren is so talented and creative. You can tell by the way she provides feedback and ideas that she's very passionate about what she does. She genuinely cared about the end product and getting to know us. Unlike most photographers who may be on a time crunch, she was very much ensuring to get the best shots of us. I highly recommend her!Sent on 09/18/2017
Kristen · Married on 04/15/2017
Lauren is aaaamazing!! She and her team provided photography and videography for our wedding and they blew us away! She also took our engagement pictures! Lauren is incredibly easy and fun to work with! Lauren and her team truly captured our personalities and made sure we never felt stiff or uncomfortable. Our wedding was so much fun with zero stress and Lauren's team was a huge reason for that! I recommend Lauren Maria Photography and Films to EVERYONE!Sent on 05/03/2017
Lauren is EXTREMELY talented at what she does, and she takes lots of pride in her finished product! Her photography and videography skills are out of this world! Never have I seen anyone truly capture the behind-the-scenes looks as she does. She is also very easy to work with, responsive and prompt when returning emails, and very professional! Love working with her!