Hello there, how nice of you to stop by! My name is Lauren. I am a wedding photographer based out of Tucson, Arizona.
I graduated from the University of Arizona in 2014 with my bachelors in Elementary Education (BEARDOWN!). I grew up in Vail, Arizona, which is basically Tucson. I began taking pictures when I started college & haven’t stopped since!
I married the love of my life in October of 2016! God could not have placed a more perfect man in my path. Finding someone who knows how you want & need to be loved is the best feeling in the world, and one I wouldn't trade for anything. Being able to now be on the other end of wedding photography is such an eye opener. I have such a better understanding just how important and special documenting a wedding day is.
A bit more about myself... I really like to think I’m an adventurous person, but… my ideal day ends with a gluten-free pizza from Sauce, & a Gilmore Girls marathon… #teamjess. Let’s just say my idea of a “hike” is probably someone else’s idea of a stroll with running shoes on…
My husband and I have two dogs - Brinkley and Callie. Brinkley is still just a puppy (he was born in March 2018), and we’re finally out of the biting phase (I thought that would never end!). They’re both Golden Doodles, and they’re pretty much the cutest. We got Brinkley first and realized very quickly that he needed a friend - then came Callie! They’re awesome, and never in my life did I think I would be a weird dog person, but here we are… most of the photos on my phone are of them being adorable and I wouldn’t have it any other way! (And yes, Brinkley is named after Tom Hanks’ Golden Retriever in You've Got Mail, because is that not the best movie ever made? Yes, yes it is.)
Anyways… I LOVE taking pictures of love. It gets me so excited & giddy. I love engagement sessions because we get to slow life down, & I get to take pictures of you & your honey staring into each others eyes madly in love. But, I love weddings because while the day flies by in the blink of an eye, I get to be there to freeze time. There is no greater investment than preserving memories. I look back at old pictures of my grandparents — I truly cherish them & the opportunity I have to relive those memories. I can’t begin to describe how thankful & blessed I feel that God has so graciously granted me with the ability to give people something that they can keep & treasure forever.
So now that you’re like, “Oh my lanta, I think I just found my new best friend & photographer! But what exactly am I getting myself into…?”
Well… a normal session, whether it be engagement, seniors, family, boudoir (oh yeah, I’m all over that), or just for fun, usually lasts about an hour somewhere near Tucson around sunset. Although I love the desert, I also love finding locations that looked as though they were plucked out of a Nicholas Sparks book… that man knows what’s up. I like to have fun, I like coax genuine laughs out of you, & most important I want you to feel comfortable enough to have a blast! If we’re doing an engagement session, I like to make you & your boo feel like you’re on a date (ooo la la). But most of all, I want to come out the other end with a new friend! I love my clients, but I love calling them clients-turned-friends.
Oh yeah! I travel too! For real. I can be ready in an hour. Okay, make it two… I may over pack. Okay that’s a lie, I definitely 100% always over pack. So sue me. If your hometown isn’t Tucson, or you’re planning a destination wedding & want me to come to you, I would love to! Let’s work out the details!
Thank you for taking some time to learn a little about me. I would love to learn more about you and the memories that you want to save — head over to my contact page to get started!