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I'M LAUREN, AND I TAKE BEAUTIFUL PHOTOGRAPHS OF INTERESTING PEOPLE
Christine and Josiah's wedding at Ash-Lawn Highland had so many of my favorite things: a stunning historic Charlottesville wedding venue, a beautiful blending of family and cultures, DIY details and one of the most adorable couples of all time.
I'm a sucker for both the beautiful colors of Indian weddings and the rustic charm of barn shindigs. So photographing the wonderful Krittika and Luke's colorful 3-day Fairview Farm wedding was pretty much my idea of perfection.
"Wicked"ly talented couple Vicki and Dom planned their destination Outer Banks wedding from NYC. This day couldn't have been filled with any more laughter or crazy dance moves, which we all know are some the best parts of any wedding.
Lee Chapel at Washington & Lee is high on the list of my favorite wedding venues, and one I'm lucky to shoot at pretty frequently. Add in a bride with impeccable taste and a sweet, close-knit family for an amazing day. And how can you not have fun with a 28 person wedding party?
This Richmond wedding was full of top hats and tails, and a stunning bride willing to lay at the bottom of a spiral staircase in her blush pink designer gown? Yes, please, and thank you. Not to mention, these guys know how to throw a party!
Archaeologist Devyn and historian Miles met in a Roman geography class while attending JMU, so it was only right that the empire played a large role in their Virginia vineyard wedding day at Barren Ridge. Omnia vincit amor, indeed!
Skydivers Rachel and Adam won me over the instant they told me some of their guests would be arriving to their West Point, Virginia, wedding by parachute. And that was even before I found out that this private estate wedding day was filled top to bottom with stunning Southern style.
Whitney and Gavin spend most of their free time hiking and climbing things, so it only made sense that this Colorado couple would tie the knot surrounded by nature's beauty. Oh yeah, and their whole Colorado wedding was DINOSAUR THEMED!!!
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FROM THE LITTLE DETAILS THAT YOU'VE SPENT MONTHS DECIDING ON OR MAKING, TO YOUR GRANDPARENTS SLOW-DANCING TO "AT LAST", I'M THERE WITH CAMERA IN HAND. STARTING THE MOMENT I ARRIVE AT THE VENUE TO THE MOMENT I PACK MY GEAR AWAY, I'M CONSTANTLY MOVING AROUND, CLIMBING THINGS, LOOKING FOR GREAT LIGHT, LOCATIONS, AND SHOTS. YOU'LL PROBABLY EVEN SEE ME IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DANCE FLOOR RISKING A FEW BRUISES TO CAPTURE YOUR GREAT AUNT GETTING DOWN TO "SHOUT!" OR YOUR DRUNKEN GROOMSMEN BELTING OUT A STIRRING RENDITION OF "CALL ME MAYBE."
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You were perfect for us! From day one, you were prompt with any correspondence. It was not easy planning a wedding from far away, and you were so helpful with any questions we had and suggestions.
From the moment you walked in, you were able to integrate with the group as if you were a member of the family, allowing you to get personal shots. I instantly felt comfortable with you. You were able to capture moments throughout the day that we would have otherwise not seen. The pictures you took were gorgeous and have allowed us to relive our wonderful day each time we look at them.
We have had so compliments not only on the pictures you took, but also with your performance at the wedding. We LOVED working with you!! There are no words for how overjoyed we have been each time you add more pictures to the sneak peek album!
— Julia, bride
Lauren was an absolute DREAM to work with! The photos she captures are something truly special. I keep looking at our pictures thinking they are from an editorial in a magazine...above and beyond our expectations.
Lauren is extremely reasonably priced for the quality of work she delivers and her professional demeanor and sweet personality is a bonus! Our friends and family could not stop talking about how pleasant she was leading up to and during our wedding.
We can't thank you enough, Lauren!
— Amanda, bride
There are so many wonderful things to say about Lauren. She is an absolutely fantastic photographer. Not only is she extremely talented, creative and fun, she is also very devoted to her clients. She is flexible and easy going. She is always very quick with responding to my emails and any request I had.
She was great to work with for our engagement photos and with our wedding photos. Not only did our photos come out just beautiful but we also had a blast taking them.
Great photographer, awesome personality and attitude-- we loved her! Lauren is so helpful and flexible with everything wedding related. We contacted her way WAY early in the planning process because photography was really important to us and as we waited to book our venue we would send her updates and she stuck with us as clients!
Her photos are creative, clean and beautiful and she's been very good about posting sneak peeks and letting us see a few photos as she edits. She is good at what she does and makes you feel comfortable and look beautiful even when you are sweating because it is 101° (our engagement session) or when your hair is getting out of control because the wind is blowing at 20mph (our wedding)!
— Brianne, bride
Lauren has the most amazing talents for photography. She has an eye for artistry, and will capture your moments in a unique, breathtaking way.
We were impressed with her photos from our entire day, and were able to find so many special ones to highlight our day and frame around our house.
Our families and friends have not stopped raving about her talent, and we are so thankful that she was there to spend the day with us and help us to remember every special detail!
— 2013 bride
I am speechless and IN LOVE with every photo you took. I'm going to be sleep-deprived the rest of the night as I upload these as fast as Facebook will let me. ... All I can say is: wow. just wow. I just received the present of a lifetime. Thank you, thank you!
— Jennifer, bride
Lauren, you really did the most amazing job. You captured so much of what we wanted captured -- it was like you instinctively knew what would be most wonderful to remember. Thank you thank you thank you.
— Eleanor, bride
I wanted to tell you, first of all, how very much we enjoyed having you with us yesterday to document in photos Julia and Michael's wedding. You were an absolute delight to work with, and the few photos that I saw (the pre-wedding shots as Julia was getting read) were breathtakingly beautiful. ... Thank you for spending so much time with our families and for providing us with such a lovely remembrance."
— Janet, mother of the bride
THE MAIN GOALS FOR ME AS YOUR VIRGINIA WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER PHOTOGRAPHER ARE THAT YOU SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS POSSIBLE HAVING A GREAT TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND THAT YOU HAVE AMAZING PHOTOS TO LOOK BACK ON WHEN THE MEMORIES START TO FADE.
I WANT YOU TO HAVE A GIANT CANVAS OF A KICKASS PORTRAIT ON YOUR DINING ROOM WALL TO SHOW OFF JUST HOW GOOD YOU LOOK AND HOW HAPPY HAPPY YOU ARE. AND I WANT YOU TO HAVE A TEAR-INDUCING ALBUM ON YOUR COFFEE TABLE, FULL OF THE REAL, EMOTIONAL MOMENTS AND THE FLEETING DETAILS OF THE DAY -- SOMETHING YOUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN CAN LOOK THROUGH IN THE YEARS TO COME.
YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN BEAUTIFUL, TIMELESS PORTRAITS AND CANDID COVERAGE OF THE DAY UNFOLDING, AND I WON'T MAKE YOU!
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