real over perfect

Your wedding day should be all about YOU and all of your favorite things.

What matters most? That everyone feels comfortable enough to laugh, move freely, and let their true personalities shine! For me, it's all about the real aspects of the day- capturing intimate moments between you and the people that mean the most to you- the little details make it uniquely you.

go with the flow

Don't be afraid to think outside the box - I'm here with all the ideas too. I'd love to get to know you two a little better!

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  • Lauren was always willing to meet or jump on the phone with us ahead of our wedding to pick photo spots, talk timeline, etc. The day of, she was extremely flexible when our timeline was off and was just an all-around fun person to be around. Lauren made us feel comfortable in front of the camera and captured our special day perfectly! We had so much fun escaping the craziness of our day to run around town to take photos with her. As a type A bride, it was hard to put something so special as wedding photos in someone else's hands, but the photos exceeded our wildest dreams! I wish we could relive the moment when we first opened our wedding gallery. We will cherish these photos forever and can't thank Lauren enough for capturing them. Lauren is worth every single penny!! Would hire her 10x over again!

    Lauren + Aaron

  • Lauren captured two of our most special days - our engagement and our wedding. For two occasions that are extremely intimate and private, not to mention highly significant, nerve-racking, and semi-unnatural, Lauren put our minds at ease. Not only does she bring a calming and professional presence, but she captured our day, our best angles, and every little detail so perfectly. Our photos are authentic - she captures moments, and they're absolutely priceless. We would work with Lauren again in a heartbeat.

    Claire + Sean

  • Lauren and her team were amazing! They were patient and kind the whole time. Lauren did excellent work planning the best places in Chicago for us to take first look photos has well as working with the timeline had and people walking by. She worked it out magically. They gave amazing direction to get the best and most memorable shots with us and friends and family. When we got our preview photos back we were in awe of the moments captured. We were nothing but impressed by the flawless photos and direction taken to make the most memorable photos with my now husband and our friends.

    Anna + Paul

  • Lauren was an absolute dream to work with for our wedding day, and an impromptu "engagement" shoot (we answered a spontaneous request for a couple to model in a pretty snowy location she had found). Her work is STUNNING and we are so happy with how all of our photos came out. She gave us very reasonable expectations, but definitely surpassed our expectations!! We are OBSESSED with our wedding photos & were so thankful at how many preview shots she gave us right after our wedding day. We would definitely work with her again, and could not recommend her enough.

    Taylor + Heather