Playful Soul Photography, based in Irvine, California, offers couples a talented and versatile photographer for their wedding day. Lead artist Lauren has over a decade of experience, working with clients to create a timeless series of snapshots of their special day. Her focused, accommodating approach allows clients to relax in front of the lens, helping her capture the sincere moments and emotions of their long-awaited celebration.
Playful Soul Photography offers a wide range of packages, allowing you to choose the experience that best suits your celebration. For larger events, Lauren can be joined by a secondary photographer to help preserve your occasion comprehensively. Along with capturing your wedding celebration, Lauren can also host an engagement session for you and your partner. Other services available from this accommodating team include:
20 Reviews for Playful Soul Photography
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Anna D. · Getting married on 10/09/2021
Amazing Experience & Beautiful Photos
My husband (!!) and I recently got married in San Francisco. We reached out to Lauren after one of my colleagues posted some of their engagement photos on Instagram. I totally loved her style of photography and was so excited to work with her!Sent on 09/25/2020
Lauren was so great and responsive every step of the way. I'm not the greatest planner in the world and actually reached out to Lauren pretty last minute. She was able to work with us and grab a flight out from SoCal to meet us in San Francisco for the day.
The best part of the experience was definitely going on an adventure shoot with Lauren! We were able to take photos at 4 different locations throughout the day. (She even was willing to hike down to a beach to get some of the shots that we wanted!) My husband and I aren't the most comfortable in front of the camera and didn't really know what we were supposed to do for posing. Lauren talked us through everything and the sneak peek photos look amazing. I'm so surprised how comfortable and natural we look on camera! She is super professional and knows how to set the scene but on top of that she's also has great energy and was just a fun person to just hang out and spend time with!
If you are looking for a photographer for a wedding or an engagement shoot, I highly highly recommend Lauren. Photos last forever and you will love working with her!
Maishundá W. · Married on 01/24/2021
Lauren is amazing! Super helpful, patient, and creative. My fiancé & I had a shoot with her in LA, early morning, and I can honestly say we enjoyed every moment! We definitely recommend her & her services. Our raw photos even came out beautiful!Sent on 01/26/2021
Lizelle · Married on 10/01/2020
Amazing wedding photos!
Lauren is absolutely amazing! She was my wedding photographer, and I couldn't have asked for anyone better. She has such a great, positive energy that it was actually fun to take photos! Both my husband and I think we're super awkward in pictures, but we felt really comfortable this time around thanks to Lauren. The photos came out wonderfully, and we can't thank Lauren and Playful Soul Photography enough! We're so happy Lauren was part of our special day!Sent on 12/05/2020
Team of Playful Soul Photography
Hey there! I’m Lauren, I’m currently a full time wedding photographer based in Southern California. I’m both an extrovert introvert so most days you can find me staying cozy at home editing away while binge watching some Korean dramas. But when it comes to sessions, weddings or parties, you bet I’ll show up and bring the energy to the table. Between you and me, I don’t run on coffee like most, its pure adrenaline that fully kicks in cause I’m just THAT excited to do my job and see new faces! I’m known for both my neutral yet colorful tones making your photographs look and feel timeless. By now I’m also quite the expert on handling “awkward” couples who have never had their photos taken before. All my couple end up leaving feeling like a pro.
Interestingly enough, I don’t have a background in the arts or photography. Instead I got my bachelors in Biology and even a Master’s in Biochemistry. So how did I end up here? Well back in 2010, I had my humbling beginning where I started shadowing Jay, founder of PSP, on all his sessions. I eventually took on my own clients and now 10 years later I still continue to be on this crazy journey I least expected.
Since then I have put all my love into this business that I am proud of. Although this was Jay’s baby to start but I definitely raised it to what it is today. When people ask me what’s my style of photography I like to explain it as “life in the middle of the road.” It’s authentic, unposed, yet editorial; not dark/mood or light/airy. Most importantly it’s got a twist of style flair that I add that makes it truly mine.
3 fun facts about me:
I took fashion classes back in HS and even participated in some fashion shows featuring my work
Although I was born in SoCal, I definitely have an East coast spirit.
I’ve traveled a ton and have cruised over 20+ times and counting
Eric is Playful Soul Photography's go to and exclusive associate and second shooter. He's been with our team for the last 5 years. He's great with wide angle shots, ring shots, and even those perfect candid moments in between!
He makes everything stress free with his calm demeanor and logical thinking skills. He'll take care of you so you don't have to worry!
A great easy going, laid back, zany, make you feel good, and (soon to be) husband and wife team of photographers. Hip, chic, and edgy best describe Jayson and Nicole. You should book them, I would.