austin, texas based. traveling everywhere.

wedding & elopement photography


wedding & elopement photography

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Do you want total confidence that you can TRUST your photographer to not only take great photos (duh), but to also be a helpful and friendly person to hang out with for many hours on your wedding day? Are you looking for someone who truly “gets” you and brings out the most special, quirky, and fun parts of your relationship? And are you excited to work alongside someone who can help you make the BEST informed decisions while planning your wedding? We like to remind our couples to look around and enjoy every bit of their engagement and wedding day. And while you’re taking in the moment, we’ll be right beside you photographing it all 😊

Photography you Will


engagement. bridal. boudoir. wedding.

to take photos you'll still love in 40 years

When we all look back on our wedding photos in 40 years, we’ll probably notice that our hair, dress, and decorations reflect the era and trends of the time. Hopefully those things don’t make us cringe, but maybe a tiny cringe is normal. 😅

We don’t think all of your photos should strongly reflect whatever was trendy at the time though. We've seen a lot of styles come and go. Super bright, super dark, super edgy… you name it.



You deserve to be yourself on your wedding day. You should look at your photos and think "This is so US!". We want to document your personalities and vibe.


Choose a photographer who wants to understand your vision and photograph your day accurately, the way it really happened, with timeless editing. (Hi, it's us.)

2 steps to taking photos that you'll love forever....

timeless style

It's easy to see tends that pass through the wedding world, because weddings are naturally so visual and filled with beautiful things! Words like "light & airy" or "dark & moody" get used to describe editing styles, but we'd say our style lands right in the middle. Your photos won't look drastically different than the way everything looked in real life. We seek out bright and colorful backgrounds, and find beautiful light that will make you stand out!

you be you

If you feel like yourself, (and not a stiff, posed version of yourself) you'll LOVE your photos. We'll help you pose, but the key to having natural, candid looking photos is movement. Those wind-in-your-hair, laughing out loud, magical moments happen with a little prompting from me + confidence from you. We'll keep you moving, make you almost forget about the camera, and we'll have a blast!



unedited / edited

This is truly my #1 goal. Your experience and comfort is so important!

Cares about YOU and your vision for your wedding

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Oh we totally agree! We're all about movement rather than stiff poses.

Cares about YOU and your vision for your wedding

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Timelines, questionnaires, guides, Welcome Magazines…I’ve got you!

Cares about YOU and your vision for your wedding

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14 years as a photographer. At this point, my camera
is permanently attached
to my arm.

Cares about YOU and your vision for your wedding

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Cares about YOU and your vision for your wedding

We can’t wait to help make your wedding even better than you've imagined!

get to know lauren >

Lauren has been a photographer for over 14 years and began photographing weddings 12 years ago. She started as a photojournalist, working for newspapers and magazines. Today, she brings that documentary style to her wedding photography.

She lives in Austin with her husband (a teacher) and her dog Walter (the best boy).


Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Emily has photographed hundreds of weddings across Texas. She makes couples feel super comfortable and is always one step ahead, anticipating their needs and making wedding days flow soooo smoothly.

Lauren has worked alongside Emily at many weddings and has seen firsthand how talented and capable she is. With Emily as your photographer, you're in good hands!


Owner & Lead Photographer

associate photographer

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You're engaged!! Send me message to get started. I'll tell you about the Wedding Collections. We'll get to know each other and work together to choose which of the customizable collections is best for you!

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to save your date!


Let's do this! We'll start planning right away and keep in touch all throughout your engagement. Engagement sessions are an important part of the experience and help you get comfortable in front of the camera. I'll be like a fun date with a third wheel (that's us!)


planning +
engagement photos



Because who doesn't want more time in their dress?? It's also the perfect way to test out hair & makeup and decide on a bouquet style.

bridal session


This is when it starts to get REAL. We'll finalize your timeline so you can relax and let US worry about the details on your wedding day. Your only job is to have the time of your lives!




It's here!! This day will come and go quickly, so enjoy every minute of it. We'll be like your extra bridesmaids with cameras… snapping away, ready to help with anything you need.




You'll see previews from your wedding really REALLY FAST. Seriously, like the next day fast. And guess what? You'll keep seeing previews up until the day you receive your full gallery 30 days later!


sneak peeks


You'll have a HUGE gallery of photos in your online gallery, ready to share, download, and print! You'll be able to relive your wedding for years and years to come.




We're here to make this part of the planning easy for you both. Use the contact form to get started. We can't wait to meet you!


so simple

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years of experience

Honestly, it's strange to brag on ourselves, but we're very confident in our abilities as photographers. We don't miss shots because we were busy changing the settings of our cameras.

What makes us different?

Let's be real...there are many wedding photographers in Texas. Over the years, I've worked alongside lots of other photographers, so I know what makes us unique.

I deliver lots of photos

Your final photo gallery will be MUCH larger than industry standard.  Because we love candids, and we know what we're doing behind the camera, we're going to take lottttsss of photos. And during the culling process, I don't hold back. These are your memories, and you deserve to keep them forever.

We work like journalists

Lauren's years working as a photojournalist taught her how to take truly candid photos. This means you'll have genuine photos of your guests talking to each other, laughing, and dancing. They won't even know their photo was taken, which means they don't feel awkward or pressured into "acting candid". 🤦‍♀️

we shoot the small stuff

After you cut your cake, we'll take a photo of it. Why? Because it's cool to have photos of what actually happened at your wedding. Not just the perfect, magazine worthy photo of your cake, but of real, messy, behind-the-scenes memory of what your cake looked like after cutting it. 

creator of candid, authentic moments

I believe in prompts instead of posing

photographer for 14 years

favorite prompt:
walking / running

I believe your wedding is more than just a big photo shoot

I believe in personalizing the experience for each couple

I love showcasing nature in your photos

photographed over 300 marriage proposals

favorite color:

get to know Lauren

In 2024, Lauren is accepting fewer weddings than in pervious years. Here’s why:

I want to give each couple a personalized experience, spending more time getting to know you and your vision for your wedding.

I’m spending more time editing, and working to deliver galleries even more quickly!

Having more time to recharge between weddings means that I have more creative energy on your day.

Giving each couple the best possible experience

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"Lauren is truly the most amazing photographer to take on your wedding journey! She was responsive, open to creativity, and extremely professional. She thinks of everything before you even know you need to - her planning forms are in depth and answer just about every question you may have. Both our engagement photoshoot and our wedding were fun & relaxed, which helped both me and my husband feel calm and natural while taking the pictures - no posed awkwardness here! Lauren and her second photographer were both so sweet and funny and helped us to enjoy every small moment throughout our photos."

helped us to enjoy every small moment

Hannah, 2022 bride

"We had the absolute pleasure of working with Lauren for our engagement photos, and we cannot express how exceptional her talent and dedication are. Lauren not only captured our vision flawlessly but also made us feel at ease in front of the camera from the very start. Her ability to create a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere allowed us to be ourselves, for images that felt authentic and us. What truly set Lauren apart was her unwavering commitment to delivering the best experience possible. Without a doubt, we highly recommend Lauren to anyone looking not just a photographer, but an artist who can transform moments into timeless treasures."

transform moments into timeless treasures

Ale, 2024 bride

"Lauren is WONDERFUL! She has a really creative eye for framing a shot while also incorporating your own personal style. She was extremely thorough and made sure that we discussed all the little details so the day could go as smoothly as possible. Our wedding day was unseasonably chilly and Lauren handled it so well! We were still able to take all of the photos that we initially planned to do because Lauren is so efficient and so good at giving directions to everyone involved. Our photos are absolutely incredible and exactly how we imagined!"

efficient and so good at giving direction

Rebecca, 2022 bride

"Lauren was the easiest and the best decision we made in our entire wedding planning process. Lauren is thoughtful, organized, communicative, and most importantly, Lauren cares. You aren’t another couple in her portfolio, she takes the time to learn about you and figure out what elements of your wedding are the most important to you. She paid extra attention to the details I wanted, such as photos of my niece and nephew. I relied on her during the planning process! By the time our wedding day rolled around, she felt like a friend we were excited to see! She has a gentle and focused nature that puts you at ease and makes you feel safe, beautiful, and calm."

gentle and focused nature that puts you at ease

Catelyn, 2022 bride

"Lauren's skill speaks for itself, she's an amazing photographer. What you can't see, is the kindest, sweetest, most personable person behind the lens. Matthew and I were so comfortable with her from the start. You're hiring a friend, not another vendor. She made taking pictures so easy and fun! There truly was never a dull moment. We were constantly laughing every time we took pictures with her. We couldn't have imagined our wedding day without her. She truly was our favorite wedding vendor."

You're hiring a friend, not another vendor 

Angela, 2019 bride

"If you need a photographer for you wedding, HIRE LAUREN! She took the most beautiful engagement photos and wedding pictures. We got married in College Station and she did an amazing job. She was calm, steadfast, and totally in control of her art. It was amazing! She was so professional and knew exactly what she was doing the whole day. I seriously LOVE Lauren and I would recommend her to anyone. Thank you so much for making our day wonderful and for giving us memories we can cherish for the rest of our lives!"

calm, steadfast, and totally in control

Kate, 2021 bride

"I can't praise Lauren enough for the work she did for my engagement photos and wedding. I was nervous trying to pick a photographer for my wedding since we were getting married six months after our engagement. Lauren was incredible. She sent me detailed timelines and was very helpful every step of the way. During our wedding, she worked to capture every detail, and it showed in our photos. I'm a little camera shy, so working with Lauren was a dream. She made me feel so comfortable, and she is definitely the person you want around you on your wedding day. Lauren's professionalism is greatly appreciated."

she is definitely the person you want around

Melissa, 2021 bride

Stephanie, 2020 bride

"Lauren has been by far my favorite vendor to work with in planning my wedding!  We did our engagement photos and immediately put my now husband and I at ease! The photos were beautiful, and I couldn’t believe that was us in them! Lauren was thoughtful in her communication and preparation in what we wanted our photography to focus on. Now I am looking at our wedding gallery and it’s perfect! She got every big moment and a lot more of our guests than I anticipated."

she got every big moment and a lot more

"I don’t know where to start on how AWESOME Lauren is. She is extremely talented, down to earth, funny, creative, professional...She makes you feel at ease and confident, because who is really 100% confident in front of a camera? Not me! Lauren knew where to be, what to do, what to say and I LOVE every picture. When Lauren holds the camera, magic happens. ALSO she is super quick with her turn around. Thank you Lauren for capturing our engagements, my bridals, and our wedding day so perfectly. They truly are pictures that we will treasure forever."

Amber, 2019 bride

When Lauren holds the camera, magic happens

"Lauren truly wants to understand your vision for your wedding day. She is a beautiful portrait photographer and encourages her subjects to act naturally together in order to capture their relationship perfectly. Her fun personality and energy helped set the vibe for the whole day. Lauren captured all our emotions during our wedding day perfectly, and I’m so happy her work will help us relive our wedding day any day we want."

Stevie, 2018 bride

helped set the vibe for the whole day

"From the very first meeting we were impressed with Lauren's organization, talent, and passion for photography. Lauren is very personable, easy going, and will make you feel comfortable in front of the camera. She has a great eye for detail and captures all the important moments and more. We love how she will give you sneak peaks and and even provide photo galleries ahead of schedule."

organization, talent, and passion for photography

Becca, 2019 bride

great eye
for detail

"If you are looking for a talented, genuine, 1000% customer service oriented photographer that will go the extra mile for you, then look no further!! Lauren and her team were amazing to work with and made me feel special from the beginning, all the way until the day we received our final wedding photos!" 

Kendall, 2018 bride

will go the extra mile for you

"Lauren was absolutely amazing to work with! She made us feel comfortable and at ease every step of the way. Even when it seemed we were running slightly behind schedule, Lauren was a calming presence that just kept right on going till the very end! We have had so many people comment on how beautiful and fun the pictures of our wedding are and we owe it all to Lauren. If you're looking for an outstanding photographer combined with a wonderful person, then you've found both in Lauren!!"

Nancy, 2019 bride

made us feel comfortable and at ease


wed society
preferred photographer

Custom timelines & planning advice
8-10 hours of wedding day coverage
Edited digital photos in an online gallery
Complimentary Engagement Session (yay!)
Bridal Portraits available
Second Photographer available
Heirloom Album available
With Lauren – Starting at $5,200
With Emily – Starting at $4,000

8-10 hour wedding photography

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say hello and be sent the Wedding Collection Guide + more information

Courthouse wedding photography

Custom timelines & planning assistance
1+ hour of photography
Edited digital photos in an online gallery
With Lauren – Starting at $600/ hour
With Emily – Starting at $450/hour


elopement photography

Custom timelines & planning assistance
3-6 hours of photography
Edited digital photos in an online gallery
With Lauren – Starting at $550/ hour
With Emily – Starting at $400/hour

Packing your suitcase for a destination wedding or elopement?

I'll meet you there!  >

I've been to Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, Washington, North Carolina, New York, and New Mexico. I LOVE traveling for weddings!

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she is a true gem!"

–Katelyn, LG bride 

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