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On WeddingWire since 2010

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!"

Services Offered
Michelle Lauren Photography is available for world-wide travel. She simply loves to photograph weddings and events. Her services entail:

  • Additional hours
  • Boudoir shoot
  • Destination weddings
  • Engagement shoot
  • High-resolution images
  • Liability insurance
  • Multiple locations
  • One event/day
  • Second shooter
  • Slideshow
  • Toning
  • Trash the dress
  • Wedding portraits

Other Services
This photography business also offers other items available for wedding keepsakes. Other services include:

  • Albums
  • Canvas
  • Digital files
  • Prints
  • Woman-owned

Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for your wedding photography services?


Which of the following are included in the starting price?

2nd Shooter
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?


Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

2nd Shooter
High-Res Images
Multi. Locations
One Event / Day
Digital Files

What primary photographic style do you identify with?


What photography services do you offer?

Additional Hours
Boudoir Shoot
Destination / Travel
Engagement Shoot
High-Res Images
One Event / Day
Second Shooter
Wedding Portraits

What photography items do you offer?

Digital Files
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Reviews of Michelle Lauren Photography

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Michelle Sent on 06/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing every step of the way

Michelle is an incredible wedding photographer! She went above and beyond every step of the way, making us feel comfortable during our engagement session, checking in several times before the wedding, scouting out first look locations, ensuring our day-of logistics worked out perfectly, and of course capturing all the moments that made our wedding day special. Our family members and guests even commented on how great she was! Her photos captured the day beautifully. Michelle’s expertise and personality truly set her apart. We would highly recommend working with her on any project!
Phil Sent on 02/13/2020
5 out of 5 rating

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.

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.
Maegan B. Sent on 10/04/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazingly Talented Photographer!!!

Michelle did a wonderful three generation photo shoot that resulted in pictures that will be treasured forever! She has such a gift with children and made my daughter come to life for the camera. We did a mommy and me shoot when my daughter was one also and it was so fun to see her personality at 4 and 1 and how much she has grown! Michelle makes everyone in the family feel comfortable and at ease. She obviously loves what she does it shows. Michelle is kind, patient, positive, and incredibly talented. I've enlarged and framed her photos and given them as keepsake gifts to family members. You will absolutely love her work and working with her. She's an extraordinary photographer and you will be so happy you chose to work with her!
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