I asked him if they wanted a photo together. He said, "As long as I can keep singing to her!" These two 80-somethings 😊hosted their grandson's wedding on their beautiful farm property (which was at one point a premiere breeding/training operation for Hungarian Warmbloods!🐴). I smiled at them and their cuteness fifty or so times throughout Andrew + Kelsey's wedding day. 💕
I've learned so much from shooting weddings over the years. One of those lessons is to take a moment to let life soak in. That's why I love first looks so much.
I tell everyone else to get lost, and give the couple a few minutes, to take their own mental picture. 📸
Ahh.... me in my element. My comfort zone and happy place. It is so rewarding to be a part of people's lives as they make this life changing choice. And I'm humbled by people's trust in me to be the one who documents it.
Just added two more couples to my calendar today and gosh they are so sweet! I am booked SOLID for two whole months in my 2017 calendar! I couldn't be more blessed to have such wonderful clients and friends I get to work with his year ❤️ For anyone meaning to get in touch with me the rest of my available dates are getting limited so don't wait!
I'm in a major patience-learning season of life right now. There's lots of things that I'd like to happen, like to get finished, like to be a success.
But the good stuff takes time.
Which reminds me that I started doing jewelry photography 3 years ago. There are few things in this world that teach patience better. Each bead and chain link needs so much attention. So if you're patient enough, well dang, it looks real nice in the end.
Apply that lesson as you will. ☺️
Last night we hiked up Mary's Peak on the most perfect day and once we got to the top I realized I forgot my memory cards in my car. I ran back down, attempted to run back up (not that in shape 😂) and all was good. I laughed so much last night and they were SO FUN, so sweet and I'm so obsessed with these views and their love.
Those Saturday morning feels...I'm off to capture my sweet friends wedding today, but spending my morning with coffee in bed before the chaos begins. Soaking in the word and enjoying the wind ruffle through the trees outside my window...I love this life I get to live. Life is good...really really good.
okay, here is a one question quiz -pass/fail-about what gordon is doing here:
a) pointing out all the weird things americans do... "oh, look, there's a bird!"
b) commenting on how epic earth day will be
c) he's about to hug a bonsai tree.
by the way, i realize none of you can hear the voice in my head as i write this caption, but it's all in a british accent because gordon is british. raise your hand if you think lauren should start speaking in a british accent! 🙋🏼 _
can you guys tell i'm a teacher... on saturday morning i just gave you a quiz and asked you to raise your hand. 🙈
Last night was magic ✨ Macrame, incredible bouquet, epic light, the most amazing couple & I finally got to hang with the amazing @edenstrader! Dying to post more from this epic shoot :) ps Heading back to Oregon today 🖤Bittersweet leaving Utah but I'm stoked to shoot at some fun PNW spots this week!
haven't done #fridayintroductions in a little while so here goes 7 extremely random facts about me. 1~ my name is pronounced Laurèn like Ralph Lauren, not Loren, contrary to popular belief. 2~ I turn on music almost every morning as soon as I wake up. 3~ I color coordinate my closet on a regular basis. 4~ one of my favorite things to do is watching the sun set over the lake I have lived by nearly all my life. 5~ I'm entirely too sentimental. 6~ my laugh is extremely obnoxious. 7~ photography is my favorite thing is this entire world, it is my way to express myself, and most definitely something I couldn't live without. ✌🏻hope you all are having a super fab weekend so far!
Be still my heart. 😍 Tomorrow I'll spend the entire day adventuring around the Columbia River Gorge (we have a 10 mile hike planned!) before my bro moves to Europe! I guess exploration runs in our DNA. 🤷🏼♀️ Any couples interested in an adventure shoot DM or email me! (email@example.com)
I'm taking things slowly around here lately. And making a few changes. In the interim, I'm selling some lovely ready-to-ship jewels!
I have just a few of these gorgeous Ash Key rings left in 10k/silver and 14k/silver combos. DM me to find out if one is your size! Prices range from $295 - $510 for these stunners.
If you had to list your top five fav desserts what would they be? Mine is
3. Ice Cream
5. Pie ... + you betta believe now I want all of it. Also, that's me and my cute husband. 📷@dawn_photo
I miss the ocean today! The smells, the sounds, the sand texture and the water running through my fingers! • Good thing tho: we are planning a mini trip to Barcelona. Any tips, recommendations on where to go, what to eat & what to see?? 👙👓👒
Yesterday was quite the adventure, and I could've have been happier that it was spent with this amazing couple (@littlebrades & @alynn_makell) & my awesome friend @shleeeeeeeeee! Ps. Ashley & Braden are killer photographers and yall should check them out 🖤
Happy Friday! In case you missed it, go check out my recent styled shoot featured on @trendybridemagazine . It's a stormy Oregon coast elopement you won't want to miss! I'm so incredibly honored to be selected and showcased by this incredible magazine. Link in profile! ✨🌸
Have you check out the new issue of @wedventuremag yet!?? We planned and styled an amazing mountain-modern themed wedding for the feature story! Check it out and pick up an issue today! Available at @marketofchoicebend locally or visit @wedventuremag to buy the app! #inbend#centraloregonweddings#wedventuremag
I have been scrambling all week to get all caught up before my boys come home! I have seriously been living at my desk. Now 6 galleries, 2 albums, 5 blog posts, 4 sessions, 21 client emails, 1 massage and shopping spree, 45 push-ups, 1 mile run, 17 cookies, and 1 Cafe Rio burrito later, I can officially say I am CAUGHT UP!! Yeah!! Today I get to breathe for a moment and then it's a wedding weekend!