Hello! My name is Lauren and I am so happy that you are considering me as your Wedding Photographer! I believe that the best stories are told by those that take the time to get to know us, so let me tell you a little bit about myself.
Originally from the Pacific Northwest, I spent my childhood hiking waterfalls, swimming in local rivers, and exploring forest trails with a camera in hand. This is where my passion for photography began. Before long, I fell in love with capturing those special moments in people’s lives, telling their stories in a unique and creative way.
In 2009, I graduated with a Bachelor’s in Fine Arts Photography from the University of Oregon. For over five years, I traveled across Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and Africa. While traveling in Namibia, I spent time with the Himba tribe and documented their lives in the harsh Kaokoveld desert. Through this experience I developed my style of photography that is both candid and creative, romantic and documentary.
My works have been published and featured in PAPERSEA Quarterly Magazine, Woman’s Day Magazine, Fujifilm Australia, The Huffington Post, We Are Sole Sisters, Intrepid Travel, Hostelworld, MiNDFOOD Magazine and other publications.
I am based in Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Australia and Portland, Oregon, USA. If you would like to book a Destination Wedding, please feel free to contact me and discuss special rates for overseas weddings.
“There are few things you get to take home with you after your wedding day: your spouse, yourring and your photographs. I will never forget an image I took of my 83-year-old grandmother, holding a portrait taken on her wedding day 60 years earlier. The beauty of her old hands gently holding an image of herself as a bride still tugs at my heart. I had seen her wedding portrait displayed on her dresser since I was a child; it is etched in my memory. Photographs that capture the essence of your experience become part of your personal history, a history you will undoubtedly share with your children and grandchildren. As you prioritize your wedding day and how you will distribute your finances, never underestimate the value of photography. Your wedding photographs will become family heirlooms.” -Elizabeth Messina