asheville portrait photography for the nostalgic at heart
A lifetime of memories
Regardless of the season you're in, your family deserves to be captured with more than just iPhone photos. My family portraits were born from newborn clients who wanted me to come back year after year to document their growing family.
Whether I come to your home for a lifestyle session or we venture to a local flower farm or mountain top, let's photograph your family snuggled up, laughing, tickling, and enjoying one another. Let's create joy filled memories that are itching to be printed and framed on your walls for you to enjoy day after day. Let's face it Mama, it's those smiling faces on the wall that often remind us of the joy that can be experienced in the midst of chaos and exhaustion.
As a Mama of three, I need that regular reminder to give myself grace and love on my children. The photographs framed on my wall bring me back to feelings of joy and nostalgia.
Not here for family photography but you would like to hire me for my portrait services? Wonderful! Allow me to plan the perfect branding session for your business, update your headshot, or photograph a milestone in your child's life.
I am here to serve you!
I have style boards to help guide you toward a timeless wardrobe, several locations that will be chosen after our consultation, and I work with talented hair and makeup artists if you need a professional and polished look.
I can't wait to plan the perfect portrait session for you!
After you review my work and love what you see and read, you will inquire on my contact page. Then, we will have a consultation to talk about the details of your session and answer any questions you might have about working with me.
This ensures we are on the same page because I want to serve you well. This also allows me to create any payment plan that works best for you.
After our consultation, I will send you a proposal to review. You will sign it and pay the reservation fee via credit or debit card. Once both of these have been received, your session date will be saved on my calendar.
I typically only photograph on week days unless a weekend is the only option, then we will plan for Saturday morning. Mornings are usually best for young children.
Your session date has been saved, YAY! Now we will plan the outfits, the location, and the time of day.
I will help choose an outfit that compliments our location and the look you're going for.
Location is chosen based on session type but I do outdoors, in-home, on location, and studio.
Two weeks before our session, I will confirm time, location, and clothing. If you haven't chosen an outfit yet, this will be the time we finalize it.
The week before, I will check in and make sure all is well. We will check the weather and plan back-up's if needed.
The day before, I will make sure everything is done and ready to go. If children are involved, I will help you prepare them for our time together to ensure an enjoyable experience.
The day of your session is here, so exciting!
You will meet my hair and makeup artist an hour before the session, if you hired her.
Otherwise, I will meet you on location 10 minutes before our scheduled time to make sure outfits are good and ready, location is good and ready, and kids have time to meet me.
Lauren is such a sweet and detailed photographer!
She is so patient and a joy to work with! I highly recommend her."
kind words from my clients
Lauren did an amazing job with our newborn photos! She was great from start to finish- detail oriented, easy to communicate with, professional, and timely with getting our pictures back. She brought over her beautiful dresses... It was nice to not have to worry about finding an outfit in the midst of giving birth. Lauren handled our newborn with such care and love. The photos are so beautiful and we will cherish them forever.
Kelsey and Greg
Lauren is an amazingly talented photographer whose creativity and attention to detail are met with her cheerful, easy-going personality. She's awesome to work with, asking questions about what you want out of your images before the shoot! Super patient and fun with babies!
Stephanie and Taylor
Lauren was wonderful during our newborn/family pics. She was great with getting our two and a half year old involved and excited about the photo - she's like a toddler whisperer! We are so pleased with the way our photos came out and captured our sweet family. I would highly recommend Lauren to anyone!
Katelyn and Jerod
Lauren is warm and casual and invites you to relax and be yourself in front of the camera. She is great at bringing introverts or those who don't consider themselves photogenic out of their shells. She did a newborn session for us with a two-day-old baby, who was fussy and crying. She is a mother herself, so she is able to adapt to situations that seem less than ideal. Her nature and demeanor are a huge part of getting great photos. The funny thing is, the crying photos of our tiny baby are actually the ones who love most.
Stu and Kristen
We are grateful to Lauren for capturing the perfection of our firstborn baby. She spent time making sure we were comfortable and that photos were captured naturally. We will forever treasure these photos as a reminder of when our tiny little one first joined our family. I highly recommend Lauren, she is professional, gracious, and engaging!
Kristie and Andre
Lauren made me feel beautiful for my maternity pictures when I felt a little larger than life. She did such an amazing job with my 4 year old & is just an all around joy to work with. She captured our personalities & produced beautiful shots. So happy we get to keep these little treasures to look back on!
Sarah and Ross
I wasn’t sure how my kids would do but Lauren was amazing! She made them laugh and knew exactly how to get them involved and smiling. She got incredible shots and all in less than 30 minutes as the rain started to pick up. I was affirmed we wouldn’t get enough but then she sent me the link and my goodness there were tons and all AMAZING. She captured our family so perfectly. I am so thankful for these forever memories I have of my family.
Andy and Jami
ready for more?
My portrait packages start at $500.
My clients hire me for the professional, stress free experience, as well as, my high end, clean, and timeless style.
To review my packages in detail, please inquire through my contact page. I'm always happy to create custom packages.
I provide payment plans with all packages.