Hi There, I’m Lauren
Hey there! I'm Lauren...
Pictured here you see my little family - my husband, Toby, who really helped me nurture my photography passion, and my daughter, Mila Reu, who gets photographed basically everyday because we're ALL about capturing every moment with her. We live, eat, sleep and breathe photography and want to bring our passion to others! We've worked the retail jobs, the corporate jobs, the tough, frustrating, kick-your-butt jobs and NOTHING puts a smile on my face more than knowing my true life's passion has manifested into my dream job - being with couples on one of the happiest days of their life!
I've been involved with photography for the past 12 years. I always try to capture the beauty in the natural world - uninterrupted. I found my niche in wedding and branding photography when I began working alongside my husband 12 years ago. I immediately fell in love with shooting true, raw emotion and getting to go through those photographs shortly after to relive them all.
When I am photographing, I like to approach it as though I'm a fly on the wall, the not so noticeable, behind the scenes type (not the pesky fly that you swat at!). I will ALWAYS arrive early, ready to go. I enjoy capturing the behind the scenes, candid moments, as well as offering guidance throughout the day. We ease into it since the majority of people aren't super comfortable in front of the camera, I like to take the pressure off. I'm also really good at breaking the awkwardness with my bad one liners, so no need to worry about any uncomfortable moments!
Once we've eased into getting some photos, I follow along closely with your timeline and make sure we're getting the most out of each moment. I offer guidance, without being intrusive or overbearing. I assist you with poses, I have a tool belt of prompts for you to think and talk about to get true, genuine smiles and emotion in your photos. If you need to tilt your head a certain way or put your shoulder back a little, I'll assist with that - it's part of what I'm here for and am an expert at! I'll take advantage of everything and everywhere your location has to offer and be sure we're getting a plethora of photographs that you can enjoy for years to come.
Once our photography session is complete, I quickly start my editing process. Every photo is edited by hand, by me. Every photo is set to have a similar style so it flows in your album seamlessly and is able to tell a story. You can expect your online album to be completed within three weeks of your session.
I can't wait to hear all about your vision! Let's chat!