I've always been a romantic and some might even say an artist at heart, to the very core of me, it's been a part of me. I will joke around with my clients and make them feel comfortable, but in my mind, I'm doing so much more. I'm noticing how the light is hitting their face at that exact moment. The look in their eyes. I read between the lines to how they're feeling and pick up any emotions that I'd like to capture. All of the little nuances that set the scene of their love story. It's all important and so many people miss what's right in front of them.

I believe in love stories.

About me

Documentary
Human connection
Experience over production
Honest
Emotional
Unscripted

My Approach

And I'm totally fine with that. I'm just wired toward authenticity. I want to direct and guide rather than force you into poses and bark orders at you. I'll give you space to feel all the feelings because emotions and connection are what make photos so special. I want to capture how certain moments felt, your unique connection with your partner, or even just things you love and hold dear in your heart. It all matters. You matter to me.

I'm not like everyone else.

Hey, I'm Lauren. I live in Tennessee but I'm constantly exploring new places. My new obsession is the Pacific Northwest or the Southwest US. When I'm not venturing around a new city, I can actually be quite the homebody. I get into rhythms and love waking up at sunrise to see the morning light with a cup of tea, open my Bible to a Psalm or my devo, and go for a walk with one of my favorite podcasts blaring in my ears. I'm all about creating rhythms and a process for things.

I'm an old soul that loves adventures and meaningful convos.

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