I am deathly afraid of sharks. And spiders. I believe a glass of white wine can fix anything. Crime shows are my guilty pleasure. I think my dog is the cutest canine on the planet...and will not be convinced otherwise. I have a hunger for what I do that will never go away. I own more bracelets than days in a year. I have an unhealthy addiction to Starbucks. I get to live life with someone who gets me...and makes me better. I believe Sundays are meant for naps and mimosas. I have a constant fear of failing...but refuse to let it define me. I would wear my cowboy boots everyday if possible. I am a wedding photographer...and I am loving every second of it.
This is me.
Nothing shiny...nothing fancy.
Just happiness in it's best form. I do what I do because I believe that there is no greater happiness than love. And who wouldn't want to spend their life telling love stories.
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Erica · Married on 09/30/2017
From the moment we got engaged, we knew we wanted to hire Lauren as our wedding photographer and she and her partner, Sidne Hirsch, exceeded our expectations! Lauren is an amazingly talented photographer, is a joy to work with, and was very professional throughout the wedding planning process. She puts us at ease and has such a calm presence while photographing.Sent on 10/29/2017
She and Sidne traveled to Florida and photographed our wedding week events including a welcome BBQ, a trip around the world at Epcot Food and Wine Festival, and the entire wedding day. For the wedding day, she ensured that there was a list of pictures we wanted on the wedding day and created a detailed timeline so nothing was missed. Lauren was able capture the big moments like the ceremony and dancing during the reception to the small moments like our nephews looking at their new watches to the quieter times when we were getting ready to the details of our wedding day like our attire and the table decorations. Their pictures perfectly captured the joy and simple elegance of our wedding day! It meant so much to us that Lauren was part of our wedding week, as a photographer but more importantly, as a friend.
Alida · Married on 05/14/2016
First things first, Lauren is the best. From my very first meeting with her, I knew I had found the perfect person to photograph our wedding. There are a lot of photographers in Chicago with amazing pictures, but the first few I met with left me feeling kind of uncomfortable. My first meeting with Lauren felt like I was grabbing coffee with a friend.Sent on 06/15/2016
In the time leading up to the wedding, Lauren was very helpful in answering questions, helping with the timeline, and suggesting locations for great pictures around the city. She knows what she's doing and it shows.
On the day of, she made sure to capture everything we requested (along with anything I threw at her that day) but still made the whole day feel very comfortable and fun. I spent the whole day smiling and laughing, party because it was my wedding day, but also because Lauren puts you at ease even if you're uncomfortable in front of the camera.
Since the wedding, I can't get enough of the photos. My husband and I really wanted to make sure our wedding was a celebration - and Lauren nailed it with the photos. The main thing I keep hearing from everyone after they view the photos is that Lauren really captured the feeling that he and I worked so hard to create that day.
I can't recommend Lauren more - and I can't wait until I have another opportunity to work with her again!
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Marj · Married on 09/26/2015
It is almost a year ago that Lauren captured the best moments of our lives. I met Lauren through another photographer who gave me rave reviews about Lauren. I met her on March 4, 2015 to be exact with a glass of wine, planning for my wedding date which was September 26, 2015. I knew from the moment I met her that we were in good hands. I left it up to Lauren to come up with a plan and was confident she was going to capture every moment of our wedding and she did exactly what I expected. She planned everything to the minute and made me feel at ease on our wedding day. She was flawless and even more so, the photos she captured were flawless. I love going through them every so often and reliving each moment as if it just happened. They are just perfect and so is she!Sent on 09/17/2016
I'm so glad she fell into our hands and couldn't have asked for a better photographer and friend! I highly recommend Lauren as your wedding photographer!