My sessions are all about connection. I want our time together to be about you and your loved ones. It’ll be about putting away all the distractions and focusing on each other and what makes life special right now so that I can document those memories for you. I want you to look back at these photos years from now and remember the way your daughter would grab your pinky finger or the way your son scrunched his nose when he laughed. I want you to soak in the memory of you holding your beautiful, big belly or your husband whispering silly things in your ear. Although my goal is to capture the real and authentic moments, I will give you prompts to help guide you and then watch and snap away as the real interactions and moments unfold. I'm a pro-child chaser and enjoy capturing the chaos!
It’s important to note that my focus is on your family engaging with one another and not on smiling at the camera saying “cheese!” I will definitely get a few of those holiday card shots but most of your gallery will be shots of you interacting whether that’s laughing or deep, soulful shots with each other.
You can find all my session pricing and details located on the Investment page.
I'm excited to offer my client closet to mamas and their minis! I have collected dresses and outfits with beautiful textures, warm & neutral colors, and flowy movement. Women's sizes range from XS to 2XL, baby & girls sizes newborn to 8 years old, and a small selection of toddler boy items.
If you'd rather purchase items, I'm happy to send you links for every person in your family! During our consult call, we will discuss your sizing, any insecurities, colors and style so that I can send you an assortment of options that you might like and that would photograph well.
I always start by styling mom first, then the children and lastly the dad. Once we pick your option, I put it on a virtual style board and then add the rest so we can see which options we like best together.
All my outdoor sessions last up to 60 minutes and take place during Golden Hour which is the hour right before sunset or right after sunrise. The time of year and the location we choose during our planning process will determine the exact time we start. The images you see on my website and social media are a reflection of how gorgeous the lighting is during Golden Hour which is why I do not shoot at any other times when outdoors. I know this can be difficult for families with young kiddos and early bedtimes but I promise a little flexibility for this occasion will be worth it. Try to adjust the nap schedule that day and bribe, bribe, bribe!
All outdoor sessions are shot during Golden Hour which is the hour after sunrise or the hour before sunset. The lighting is soft and easy to work with and it compliments just about everyone and everything in its path! Timing changes depending on the year and can vary a tad depending on the location we choose.
Studio sessions typically take place mid morning.
Outdoor sessions will take place at a location within the Phoenix area that we choose together during the planning process. It depends on what vibe you are looking for…desert, river, urban, etc. Newborn sessions take place outdoors or in a natural light studio located in Mesa or Phoenix (rental fee included in package).
“I just received photos from our mini session with Lauren, we had to sneak a quick session in before she moved to Arizona. My husband always feels a little stiff during photos and she did an amazing job making him comfortable and relaxed, and it definitely shows in the results. She captured our emotions and interaction together beautifully for our maternity photos. The lighting and angles she created with the amazing Sekrit Theater just blew my mind. I am so bummed she has moved out of state! So Arizona peeps, book her if you get the opportunity. I would have loved to continue working with her to capture our growing family in years to come. We may make a trip to Az in the future and reach out, who knows. :)”
"Lauren took the most gorgeous photos of our growing family during a maternity shoot a couple of months ago, and most recently came to our house for a newborn shoot. Each time the photos came out so stunning! She’s particularly great at capturing those adorable but fleeting expressions of our 2.5-year-old, and adding her baby sister to the mix just made the photos doubly sweet! Thank you, Lauren, for capturing our growing family in such a beautiful way!”
“Lauren did an amazing job capturing the little everyday moments I never want to forget with my daughter. She was so easy to work with and even lent a helping hand with snacks and toddler entertainment to keep my little one happy throughout our shoot :) Would recommend her hands down!”
"Lauren was absolutely awesome for our family session! She was so patient and kind and made the overall experience super fun! Got our photos back and were IN LOVE!!! Seriously so beyond thrilled with them, could not choose a favorite!”