I've always been a romantic and at heart but I'm also a total goofball. I love to joke around with my clients and help ease any nervousness they may be feeling. I love capturing how moments feel and allowing people to be themselves so I can capture them as authentically as possible. While I'm primarily documentary-style, I love incorporating creative angles and colors. I love taking simple scenes and creating something beautiful that you would never expect.

I believe in love stories.

About me

Documentary
Human connection
adventure-based
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 Knoxville, Tennessee but I'm constantly exploring new places. The mountains will always be home to me but I also love the simplicity and desolation of the desert. The coolest thing about my job is that I get to incorporate so many different environments into my photography. When I'm not behind my camera, I'm usually paddleboarding, hiking, or rock climbing with my fiance, Timothy :)

Need an adventure buddy? Sign me up!

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