My name is Lauren and I want to take your picture.
I laugh, a lot.
My favorite word is “obstreperous.”
I am an adventurer and athlete, claiming the following to my sports resume: runner, swimmer, cyclist, snowboarder, and sometimes climber.
I am a music lover, prolific reader of literature, and traveler.
The only bottle of wine I don’t like has the word Chardonnay on it.
I think that guacamole is an all the time food.
When I’m not doing athletics, you’ll probably find me on the dance floor.
I keep a koozie in every bag.
Sarcasm gets you 10 extra points of awesome.
I am a Texas Longhorn at heart and a transplant to the South Lake Tahoe area, which I have called home since 2006. Today, I am a destination wedding and commercial events photographer available for headshots, branding, portrait and wedding photography in the Austin, TX area, along with Reno/Tahoe and beyond. I love traveling and I have the added benefit of flying for free so I’m willing to provide my services almost anywhere in the nation with no travel fee.
I have a Bachelor of the Sciences in Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas at Austin, but discovered late in that I’m pretty damn talented at combining my education with my love of people into this kick ass job. I have been a full time photographer for over a decade and have photographed over 250 large weddings, over 500 elopements and over 800 portrait sessions in my career.
I am a strong believer in philanthropy and effective altruism. I donate 10% of my profits to a non-profit with connections to one of my clients. While the first few years I was in business I chose a different non-profit each year, the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe has been particularly in need of funding and so my efforts have been focused locally since 2018. To date I have been privileged to donate over $13,000 to the Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe.
I recognize that not all weddings are lavish affairs. I love dance floors and whiskey fueled adventures, but I also have a soft spot for small, informal weddings and elopements or otherwise non-traditional weddings. Want to get married at Medieval Times? I’m in.
I believe in personal connections and I like to collect the cool people. I may boogie down on your dance floor or gently rib your Uncle Joe for getting in my way during family formals. Either way, I promise to only cuss in front of your grandmother three times and I’m going to do my best to ensure that everyone is as comfortable as I can make them.