Hey, hi! I’m Lauren, and it’s been a minute since I’ve posted my own face in these squares. I’m not naturally a storyteller, I’m more of a get to the point kind of gal so I asked my three year old to share three things about me and here’s what she had to say... I love to make cookies (busted), our favorite is the classic chocolate chip! I love to laugh. So true. I hope my couples feel that too because your engagement session and wedding day should have you feeling like your photographer is a bonus bridesmaid. Lastly, she said I’m stylish. Okay, who taught her that word?! 😭 I do love style, I tend to be more modern, I love the effortless #italiangirlstyle and I could spend all day in West Elm & CB2. I'd love to hear something the person sitting next to you has to share about you! It’s so fun to see ourselves through one another's eyes! Thank you for this rare capture of me @hoveringheartphotography 💕
This image wasn't posed by myself, the videographer asked Teagan to move her dress while facing the window. I had just finished photographing from the right corner, letting the good light fall on my beautiful subject, but the movement and peace in this moment makes me happy. It's taken me almost 5 years to get to a point of knowing I can capture a full, busy wedding day and whatever that day may throw my way. I'm leaning into the quiet, unexpected, editorial moments and it feels so good for my creative heart that loves modern and classic photography. Couples - I’m pretty obsessed with @mountainshadowsaz for your wedding day prep, the light there is just too good.
How pretty are these @carteblanchedesign florals at a recent styled shoot I attended?! I challenged myself to shoot Portra 800 and because it was June we stayed inside almost the entire time. I love how it turned out! Thank you to my fellow film friends who still answer my questions on film stocks and metering, I just love this community! I'm counting down the months until @thehybridco conference so I can continue to learn all things film! If you're going, leave me a little hi below! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Amazing Vendor Team // ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Venue: @theclaytononthepark Planning and Design: @thewedproject Floral: @carteblanchedesign Place Settings, Bar Cart & Decor: @materialsgirlsweddings Table, Chairs, Bar and Arbor: @theeventcoaz Linens: @latavolalinen Dress: @schaffersbridalaz @allisonwebbnyc Hair and Makeup: @makiajbeauty Stationery: @brushandnib Custom Signs: @decoinkdesigns Dessert: @abakeshop Model: @daniellemillerfox10 Tux: @generationtux Drinks: @coupleofbartenders Ring Box: @the_mrs_box Ring Dish, Notebook and Ring Box Rental: @borrowedfromabride Brides Shoes: @lineapaoloshoes
I'm sharing three things I've done this Summer to move my business forward and I'm super excited to share them with you all too! When I have something good to share, I just can't keep it to myself. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Summer is always a time of rest for me, oddly no one seems to want to get married in 120 degree heat! I use this time to work behind the scenes to take this one woman show to the next level. Workshops, podcasts, updates, travel! All the things. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Hope these resources help you too // the link is in my bio! Happy Friday + happy weekend.
Monsoon season has arrived and I feel like it took forever this year! I grew up in Virginia where thunderstorms are like a daily occurrence so hearing them roll through at night makes my heart happy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Side note // are you even a film photographer if you don't finish a roll of film on a pretty sunset or clouds?! :-P ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I know Summer is the time us small business owners hustle behind the scenes making website changes, updating galleries, and photographing personal work. I hope this Summer has been just that, I for one am ready to hit the ground running for Fall wedding season!!
I was standing downwind from the delicious perfume of organic champagne cotton candy in the air as @sweetwoolco made her handspun treats during T+T's cocktail hour. I chuckled knowing that sometimes this is my reality, photographing crazy beautiful wedding days, getting a first row seat to the best day in a couple's life, hearing the stories of generations before that brought them to this moment. Monday - Friday I'm dodging full stainless steel water bottles chucked at my head from the backseat, picking up organic veggies from the floor, and just trying to stay ahead on the loads of laundry. But weekends, I live for these weekends, thank you to all of my amazing couples for this gift. It never grows old and I have a full heart (and my own cool Summer treat - in my Instastories) as I chip away at the todo list this evening.
This little cutie turns 3 next week. This photo is from last Summer visiting family on Amelia Island. Motherhood is so many things, all the feelings. We just returned from this same beach and her hair is fuller, she's potty trained, and this adorable little suit no longer fits. Babies don't keep and it's often photographs that I snap in a blur that remind me of that. Taking her to the beach, being her mom, and having these memories forever are just a few of the things that remind me to slow down, embrace each age, and celebrate the beauty that is my one and only daughter.
Classic + Modern details 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 I had so much fun styling all of Teagan’s details! From her beautiful vow book to her custom embroidered clutch!
Can’t wait to share more from Sara + Ernesto’s wedding day over on the blog so soon!! This golden light was just too good. 😍
This dress, this bouquet! Life giving on a busy Friday! Over here waiting on that email my film is scanned from this incredible shoot with @hoveringheartphotography + @thefloraltheory. Give me all the terra cotta, blush, and peachy tones. 👌🏼