Lauren has been doing family photography as a hobby for about 6 years now, but her passion for it has turned it into a successful business. You can tell she must have a good rapport with kids because she really captures their personalities. There's a reason it comes so naturally to her - she taught first grade for 4 years!
When she had her own little girl, a sparkplug of a redhead, she decided to pursue life as a stay at home mom. Not that she's slowed down, mind you! In fact, Lauren is expanding in 2015, building a studio, and working to focus mostly on newborn photography, due to both high demand for her breathtaking work and to feed her soul, doing what she's drawn to as a photographer.
Lauren says, "I feel this is an area that I want to continue to learn and grow in. I love to capture those fresh moments that are gone so quickly in the blink of your eyes. In 2013, I think I had a total of 9 newborns that I took pictures of. In 2014 that number jumped to 23. Some of them being friends and a few were newborn "mini sessions" but 23 fresh, tiny, beautiful and perfect little newborns." You can see in the many images I picked below why she would want to do this more! This doesn't mean she won't be taking photos of families, siblings, or anything else, just that newborns will take scheduling priority. So now that you know that she's in demand, plan ahead! Moms who are due in 2015, book as early as possible to make sure you don't miss a spot. (By the way, wouldn't a photography session with Lauren be a great gift to ask for this holiday?)
I mean, look at those twins!
And the big siblings! Squeal!
Even though she is concentrating on newborns in 2015, she is still going to hold her popular mini sessions throughout the year (typically at least one set each season and several in the fall and winter). How mini sessions work is that multiple clients come to a specific location and are shot back to back in short succession. These sessions are short in length and only a few images are included (hence the name mini) but cost less than a full session, which is nice if you're on a budget. Mini sessions are good for updating your family photos, holiday cards and more. One past fall location was at West Point on the Eno, and she had ready to use props like pumpkins and quilts. Good thing about hiring a pro like Lauren is that she can make you comfortable quickly, and it takes no time at all to warm up to her. Pretty soon you're not even seeing the lens, you're just having fun!
Lauren also shoots at South Topsail Beach in the summer. She has dates there from June-August and other dates are often available when requested. It's nice to know someone local even down at the coast. Imagine being able to get a nice family shot when you're all relaxed on your vacation!
Did I mention that she does gorgeous maternity portraits as well? I couldn't help but to include this one for all us Bull City mamas - "Made in Durham!" Love it. Lots of couples expecting their first use her portrait to announce the pregnancy on their holiday cards, and other families who are waiting on their 2nd or 3rd kids have adorable shots of the soon-to-be older sibling adoring their sweet mommy and her growing tummy. As an added bonus, Lauren also prioritizes the newborn shoots of women who also choose her for their maternity portrait. It's a wonderful time to document for posterity, the glow of pregnancy and the joy of anticipation.
Posse members get 10% off of the cost of your newborn package! (Normal prices here.)
Even better. . .
when her facebook page gets to 800 likes
she will draw from her fans and giveaway a FREE mini session!
So what are you waiting for?
Check out more of Lauren's work, find out what inspires her,
and get details on how to book her at: