Michelle Lauren felt right at home when she found sunny Santa Barbara 27 years ago and has been living in the stunning seaside paradise ever since. Santa Barbara is also where she developed her craft as a professional photographer and in 2006 created her successful business, Michelle Lauren Photography. Her work and talents include Weddings, Engagements, Special Events, Portraits, and Fine Art. Michelle is especially passionate about photographing Weddings. She feels it is a privilege and an honor to capture the heart and soul of two people in love. Through her photography Michelle has a unique capability of recognizing and revealing the harmony, emotion, and love between two people. Her unobtrusive style allows the day to unfold naturally allowing her to capture precious moments in time that will be remembered forever.
"I can't wait to talk to you about your wedding! Reach out and let's connect!"
Michelle Lauren Photography is available for world-wide travel. She simply loves to photograph weddings and events. Her services entail:
This photography business also offers other items available for wedding keepsakes. Other services include:
27 Reviews for Michelle Lauren Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
23 User photos
Phil T · Getting married on 05/09/2022
Comfortable and Intimate
Michelle is not only an incredibly skilled photographer - what makes her great for romantic photoshoots is that she makes the couple feel very comfortable with her presence - despite capturing moments that are very intimate. It's a very fine and delicate balance to be able to let the couple shine without breaking the intimacy - and she does a wonderful job of placing herself in such a way that lets intimacy shine through while still being very friendly and comforting.Sent on 02/13/2020
I couldn't've been happier with the way my engagement photos turned out! It was supposed to be a surprise, so Michelle made every effort to go under the radar to capture the moment on my knee - and then spent about an hour walking us around a beautiful property to capture intimate photos. She thought of everything ahead of time: make sure she doesn't wear sunglasses, make sure she's the one facing into the light, etc. to make the picture perfect moment.
Truly a kind human being with a passion for capturing people's intimate moments, Michelle is someone you want there to capture your special moment.
Erika · Getting married on 06/03/2021
Michelle Lauren Photography is Spectacular!
Michelle and her crew photographed our engagement photoshoot as well as our two day wedding event. I am very light skinned and my husband is very dark and getting a photo of us together can be challenging. Every single photo we received from Michelle was amazing! She was organized and noticed the little things (applying chapstick when my lips were dry, removing a hair tie from my bridesmaids wrist, etc.). We couldn't have been more happy with our choice and highly recommend her services. We were so impressed we continue to use her for our business and will continue to seek her out for future photos.Sent on 01/07/2020
Michelle Lauren Photography's reply:Thanks for your awesome review! I loved photographing your wedding/s! I love what I do and when I get to work with amazing people like you and Steven, it makes my job be the best job in the world. Thanks again!! xo
Moncay · Married on 04/11/2020
Michelle Lauren was excellent
Michelle was recommended to us by the hotel staff, and I’m very pleased that we were able to book her last minute. She was amazingly good at putting everyone at ease and getting them to have genuine smiles. What was most incredible was that she managed to get many amazing shots of our toddler son, who is at a tough age following direction for a perfect shot. She was patient and made it playful for him and he was engaged. The images are beautiful. We can’t wait for the next shoot with her when we visit Santa Barbara again.Sent on 12/16/2019
Michelle Lauren Photography's reply:Thank you so much for your awesome review! Your family is so nice and your son is adorable and I can't wait to see you all again!!! xo
Michelle Lauren Photography Price Rates
Small intimate gatherings and elopements (up to 20ppl) are an amazing way to celebrate your love. Reach out to me for more details and to set up photography for your special day. I'm ready to help capture the moments that you will cherish forever.