GET TO KNOW ME
I'm so glad you're here. I am an international, fine art wedding and lifestyle photographer based out of Cincinnati, Ohio and Kentucky. I document weddings, elopements, civil ceremonies and all other fun love events in addition to lifestyle sessions and editorial work.
I like to think that travel is in my blood. I was born in Hawaii and grew up as an Army brat moving every couple of years. My family moved to Germany when I was ten and my love of travel exploded during our European adventures. I've photographed clients in Italy, California, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, West Virginia, Indiana, Ohio, and Kentucky. I'm always looking for an excuse to grab my bag and hit the road. If you are planning a wedding or session outside of the Greater Cincinnati area drop me a note for a custom quote.
I am incredibly easy going. I'm a believer, a wife to my middle school sweetheart, and a mama to the happiest little boy. I'm a peacemaker and I always see the best in people, even to a fault. I love weird artsy folks, traveling, dogs (I have two adorable beagles), root beer, tattoos, hiking, mid-photo-session cocktails with clients, and a good pair of shoes.
My work is intimate, emotive, and artistic. I value deep relationships - both developing them with my brides and grooms and those around me as well as photographing them. I don't want to just take your picture. I want to photograph your memories and create heirlooms to be treasured long after your lifetime. Not when you lose that extra 10 pounds or when you perfectly coordinate outfits, but exactly how you are now - raw and real.
My sessions often involve: walking through creeks, exploring abandoned buildings, hiking, laying in breezy meadows, and running in the road.
I document real emotions and experiences not cheesy, stuffy poses and shot lists. Hang out with me and my camera and you're guaranteed to laugh or cry, or both. I consider getting to know each of my clients and creating a beautiful, unique visual record of their story an honor and a treasure. I can't wait to hear about what adventure led you here, tell me all about it!
FEATURED IN PRINT AND ONLINE
Sarah + Tyler | Dallas, Texas
"Lauren is a photographer extraordinaire. My husband and I are blown away by her photography and class. We had an excellent experience with her as she documented our wedding day personally as well as professionally. Although we are from Dallas, I have and will continue to recommend Lauren highly in the future.
We have received dozens of compliments on the quality of our photos and we have an abundance to choose from. We are forever grateful to have had such a fantastic talent on such an important day."
Lyndsay + Chris | Winchester, Virginia
"Lauren was the perfect choice for our wedding day. As the bride I felt so pressured as these photographs will last a lifetime; Lauren made it easy to be in front of her camera. We were able to be ourselves and follow her direction.
She was nothing but gracious and accommodating. I appreciated her approach to photography as an art and saw creativity in our images, as Lauren doesn't work off a shot list - but embraces the moments of a wedding. We are in love with our pictures and Lauren. Thank you!"
Sabrina + Michael | Louisville, Kentucky
"Choosing Lauren to be our wedding photographer was probably the best decision we could have ever made. From our engagement session to the day of the wedding, she made us feel so comfortable. The thing that I loved the most about Lauren is that you didn't notice her (which is a good thing!) She didn't interrupt a natural moment just for the sake of photography. Instead, she found the beauty in every situation.
Not once on our big day did we feel rushed, awkward, nervous, or posed. My family cannot stop commenting on how beautiful our wedding photos are. The cherry on top was when our wedding was selected as a feature article in Kentucky Bride Magazine. I have no doubt that the reason we were included was because of Lauren's beautiful work. Thank you Lauren!"
Christina + Bennett | Anchorage, Kentucky
"Choosing Lauren as our photographer was one of the best decisions we made for our wedding! She eased all of our concerns about taking pictures and worked with our preferences and schedules. All of our guests loved her too!
Her photographs are absolutely gorgeous and turned around quickly. She is very talented and did an excellent job capturing our special day. We loved being able to share our online gallery with my 94 year old grandfather that lives in China who is too old to travel internationally. Thank you Lauren!"
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