investment

it's worth it.

Your wedding photography really is an investment. You spend SO MUCH on the venue and flowers and dress, all of it. Photography is what preserves all of it. All the things. All the emotions. All the memories. You can't go back and do it again. You're only going to get married to your love once! Everything about your wedding will fade, except your photography, video, and ring. I'm all about helping you have as few regrets as possible. Whenever I've talked to past brides, they either are so grateful they invested in good photography or wish they would have. It's worth the investment.

If you're considering me to be your photographer, OH MY GOODNESS I would be SO HONORED. I love pouring my heart into my couples, becoming bffs, and helping your wedding experience be laid back and amazing, all while delivering you the most heart-stopping, tear-jerking images that you can cherish forever.


Where editorial meets emotional.

I capture each moment how it feels, not just what it looked like. That's why I love capturing all the detail, those editorial stunning shots, and SO MUCH emotion. The combination of the three is what makes your love story really come to life. You can trust me to provide a super chill experience that's relaxed and so comfortable, customized, and natural for you two. I'll take charge and direct and the family photos. I document so many candid moments. And I capture every must-not-miss moment and all the detail. And I send you SO MANY photos because it's your day and I think you should be able to have each moment preserved forever.

My process.

Where Emotional Meets Timeless.

My edit is designed to make you remember how you felt as well as what it looked like. It's deep and romantically cozy while still staying bright and beautiful. It keeps colors vibrant, while also ensuring they're not so vibrant that they distract from the real focus of the photo - you. It's where moody, true to color, timeless, and bright and airy styles all come into one beautiful whole for a gorgeously warm, cozy, romantic feeling image. 

My Edit.

Your love story matters.

Your wedding is as beautiful as you create it to be. No matter my skill as a photographer, a beautiful wedding starts with you. I was the bride that didn't create a beautiful wedding so I've poured my heart into helping couples create and love their wedding day. A huge part of that is providing you with the most emotional, stunning photographs of the most important day and moments of your life. I absolutely love weddings and love stories. You only get married once and it's my goal to help make it the most incredible, seamless, meaningful, emotional experience for you both. Your love story matters and it deserves to be told right.

My Philosophy.

It's all about you.

You're not just my next client or paycheck. My couples are my friends. My number one goal is for you to LOVE your experience. I do all I can to make sure you're taken care of. You're not a cookie (obvious I know), so I don't pose you in a cookie-cutter way. I guide you and your love in ways that actually feel natural to you. I bring all the things - bobby pins, chapstick, you name it - because I've got your back. Rain or shine I'll be there hyping you up, helping you out, and documenting the most important moments of your life completely, naturally, and authentically. I love the every moment and believe it's all meant to be documented just how it felt.

What you can expect.

the step by step lk wedding experience >>

We are seriously obsessed with Lauren! She is one of those people that makes you feel like you’re best friends right off the bat. We just cannot recommend her enough. We will never use anyone else for any of our photography needs.

Jessica + Jordan

Lauren is an absolute gem!!! She is so easy to work with and has all the perfect and genuine compliments to make you feel like a million bucks! She poses you in such natural ways that you barely realize someone's taking pictures. She thought of everything and was a big part of why my wedding day was absolutely perfect!

Karly + MAtheson

We absolutely LOVED working with Lauren!! She did an incredible job! I loved all the photos we got back! She is professional, fun, does incredible work and gets your photos back to you quickly. 

Hadley + Branden

We loved Lauren's work! Her photos were perfect and everything I had hoped for. She was also super fun and friendly and went above and beyond in her service. I totally recommend her!!

Keirra + Jack

Lauren is absolutely fabulous! She was so personal, on top of things, and professional. Lauren is flexible, sweet, talented, and overall just wanted to help us have a good wedding day experience; it was such a good experience for my husband and I.

Shaelyn + Stephen

Wedding packages starting at $1,600

when you book me as your wedding photographer, here's all the things you get to enjoy:

+ a Zoom consultation for us to get to know each other, for you to ask me any questions, and for me to let you know what to expect

+ a relaxed, fun experience with natural posing and direction

+ high resolution images with no watermarks

+ low resolution images with no watermarks for easy online sharing

+ a beautiful online gallery that's easy to download and share

+ printing rights to print where you please

+ access to gorgeous, high quality print services straight from your online gallery

+ your photos back within 3 weeks for sessions and 6 weeks for your wedding

+ color copies of all the images that turn out - i give back tons of photos -  a typical wedding has around 75 photos per hour

+ black and white copies of the most emotional and stunning images


PLUS:

+ access to my podcast and expertise

+ gorgeous session guide to help you get the most out of your engagement and bridal photos

+ referrals to all my favorite vendors

+ access to me anytime through marco polo or voxer anytime

+ all the little extras like the emergency bag i bring to every wedding with bobby pins, chapstick, you name it!

+ all the extra things like always bringing two pro cameras, having multiple cards each photo records to, backups of your photos on hard drives, and ALL THE THINGS to make sure every moment is documented and preserved


4 hour package

6 hour package

8 hour package

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+ engagement session 
+ bridal session
+ 2 hours of wedding day coverage

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+ engagement or bridal session
+ 3 hours wedding day coverage

OR

+ 4 hours wedding day coverage

+ engagement session 
+ bridal session
+ 4 hours of wedding day coverage

OR

+ engagement or bridal session
+ 5 hours wedding day coverage

OR

+ 6 hours wedding day coverage

+ engagement session 
+ bridal session
+ 6 hours of wedding day coverage

OR

+ engagement or bridal session
+ 7 hours wedding day coverage

OR

+ 8 hours wedding day coverage

$1,600

$2,400

$3,200

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Make it an adventure

add $400 to any bridal/engagement session or elopement/wedding to INCLUDE travel within 350 miles of Salt Lake City to places like Arches, Zion, Bryce, and Canyonlands National Parks as well as so many other incredible locations!

Travel

I LOVE traveling! I try to make travel affordable for you and comfortable for me so I do travel quotes on a case by case basis. Costs are based on hotel, car rental, flight, gas, food, and time spent traveling - it's usually somewhere around $800-$1,200 for stateside weddings but reach out and I'll get you an accurate quote!

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Reach out for a custom package

no two weddings are the same, so if you'd like to have a custom package created to fit your needs, please reach out!

Details

+ additional hours can be added to a package at $400/hour

+ travel to locations within 50 miles of Salt Lake City, Utah are included

+ Davis County Utah Sales tax (7.25%) is applied to each booking

+ A signed contract and a 50% non-refundable retainer reserves your date, the remainder will be due two weeks before your wedding. I know COVID is so tough with wedding planning, so if you're not sure what your needs are yet, you don't have to select your package to book. Just pay an $800 retainer to reserve your date and choose your package two weeks before your date - your retainer can be applied towards rescheduling or different services when adjustments are needed due to COVID

+ just engagements, bridals, or anniversary sessions can be booked at $400 per session

+ reach out for full price list


What if we aren't good at candid posing?

That's totally okay! I still am directing you the entire time. I prompt you and give you guidance, not stiffly pose you. I just take the awkward stiffness out of it! And in a questionnaire I send to you, I get an idea of what type of posing you would be most comfortable with and I always give you as much or as little guidance as you need.

What do engagement and bridal sessions include?

Engagement and bridal sessions are typically around 1-1.5 hours at one location. Two locations can be used if they are close enough to use both with good light. You can bring two outfits for engagements. I recommend bringing on casual outfit and one dressier option. Each session will include at least 75+ edited photos in a gorgeous online gallery (but it's usually way more than that!).

When can we expect our photos back?

For sessions no later than 3 weeks and for weddings no later than 6 weeks! Rush services are available at an added cost if requested. 

What is your cancellation or rescheduling policy?

Weddings can always be rescheduled and your retainer is applied toward the new date. A contingent fee may apply that is explained in the full price list. The retainer is non-refundable and is retained even in the event of cancellation but it can be applied toward sessions or other services.

Do you offer professional prints or albums?

Yes! In the online gallery your photos are delivered in, there is an option to purchase professional prints, albums, canvases, etc. They are beautiful and the best quality. I also offer album designing. If you're interested, let me know when you inquire!

What if we don't know what package we need or our date yet?

No worries! If you don't know what package you need, you can book your date with an $800 retainer and choose your package all the way up to two weeks before your wedding. If you don't know your date, you can also reserve me as your photographer with an $800 deposit and we'll work together to find a date that works once you know what your timeline looks like.

Do you bring a second photographer or rock it solo?

Typically I rock it solo! I shoot with two cameras so I never miss a beat. If another photographer wants the experience of shooting on a wedding day, I let them come gain the practice which just means more photos for you! If you'd like a second shooter, we can definitely add that to your package.

What package do we need?

During your consultation, I will walk ask you questions and get an idea of what your exact needs are and then can better recommend a package just for you. Consultations are free and you're under no obligation to book. Reach out or click the link below to schedule one!

Do you have other vendors you recommend working with?

YES! I have so many connections to some of the best vendors out there. Reach out and I'll get you hooked up with my vendor list!

Didn't answer it?

REACH OUT and I'll answer any questions you may have!

Wedding Day Availability

Want to do the consult first and take out all the emailing? I would LOVE to hop on a consult with you via Zoom (or come to me in Layton Utah!) for us to get to know each other, for you to ask me any questions, and for me to let you know what to expect. Please still submit the form below so I have your contact info, but fill free to schedule the consult at the same time you submit!

Schedule a Consult

I try to keep this calendar updated weekly. If your day is blocked, still reach out because it may just be a session or a half-day wedding that we could work around!

March 29 Southern California
June 14-16 Goblin Valley Utah
September 6-9 Bear Lake
October 13-16 Southern California




If you're in the area or want your photos done here, reach out!

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