LKP

About Lauren

Utah Wedding, Family, and Brand Photographer since 2017

This ALL started with a feeling + a tiny baby. šŸ‘¶ Throwback to 2017 when I would graduate college with a 2 MONTH old baby girl. I needed a way to help support my family + I didn't want to have to leave her. I tried for AGES... like seriously applied for over 30 jobs probably.... to find a job where I could work from home and love what I do. And since this was before working from home was a thing, I couldn't find anything that worked for me. I had no idea what to do and the thought..."photography" come to me. That's it. I was totally that girl who took a million pictures of flower petals and my brothers haha šŸ“ø but I had always thought I needed to go to college and get a "real" job. But, nothing else was working out so I went for it. I bought a DSLR and it was SO EASY after that....jk. I literally had NO idea what I was doing. I poured over blog posts and free webinars, online classes, podcasts, and even read my camera manual from front to back. For real šŸ¤“ I practiced on so many amazingly patient and kind people and I slowly but surely started getting better, upgrading my gear, and making my little side gig become a business. Cheers to now šŸ„‚ 5 years later!


I love being able to be a part of such sacred moments. I remember every single one of my couples' names and take seriously my responsibility to make sure your most important moments are documented amazingly well. I love weddings and am passionate about them because honestly mine sucked! Sometimes our pain is our greatest motivator and why we can help others. It's always my goal to give you what I never had. I'm a mom of two and it's made me realize how special simple moments are so I'm a sucker for documenting the little things that tell the entire story. I also think photos have power - they've lifted me through hard times and I believe they can for you too. I hope your photos will give you strength that reminds you why you love your person on days when marriage is hard, that they'll connect you to people you love who are no longer with you, that they'll give you strength to love harder, and that they'll remind you that you are beautiful and your life has meaning and is worth living even on days when it may not seem like it!


I'm a blend of very easy going and very type A about random things šŸ˜‚ which is actually perfect for photography! I'm super easy going around people and during my shoots (see the reviews, putting people at ease is my specialty), and type A about giving you the most seamless booking process, an amazing client experience, and getting your gorgeously edited images back to you super fast... win win!


I love Costa Vida enchiladas, Chick-fil-a sandwiches, and fancy dinners out. I love being outside, rock climbing, hiking, camping. I love the beach, the feeling of the sun on my skin and the sound of wind, rain, and ocean waves is my favorite. I love to travel, my husband is a pilot, and Iā€™m a homeschooling mom of two girls. I love chill music, dancing in my living room, playing games, and being with my people. I'm super into personal development, am a deep thinker, and love to talk and connect... if you can't tell by this lol. Now it's my turn to listen! I'm excited to hear from YOU. ā¤ļø

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