mentoring & teaching

learn more about photography and how to run a photography business

The Details

up-level your business

So, you're ready to start a photography career? Or perhaps you already have a business but you can't seem to get hired by your ideal clients? Maybe you're a mom who just wants to learn how to use that DSLR camera you were gifted years ago, to photograph your every day? 

First off, why should you hire me to help you?

I'm Lauren! I'm a wife, a mother to three littles, coffee enthusiast, and lover of simplicity. I picked up my parents camera when I was 13 years old and I quickly fell in love with photographing our every day, the details of our home together, and the little things that brought me joy. This led me to receive a scholarship to study Photojournalism at The Corcoran in Washington DC, where I'm originally from. College is where I grew a love for film photography; learning to slow down and create art. 

However, it wasn't until 2015 when I became a mother that my passion turned into a business. I wanted to stay home with my kids and I wanted to create timeless portraits to be cherished and enjoyed by families for generations. I wanted others to have beautiful images of their growing children to enjoy and reminisce over. I realized, it was a gift to be shared.

Throughout the years I have developed a love for community and for hospitality. Two things our home is centered on. Which led me here. After receiving emails and DM's from other photographers and momtographers asking questions about my work, my business, and photography, I wanted to create a space where others could learn and grow. 

I'm not perfect and my business isn't perfect but if it wasn't for others, my business wouldn't be where it is today. We all need help and we all need community. 

I would love to assist you, however I am able to. 

I ask that you fill out my inquiry form so you are able to have my questionnaire emailed to you. This gives me the details I need to better assist you before our first zoom meeting. 

The first discussion is over a complimentary 20 minute zoom consultation where we will get to know one another and see how I can serve you best. 

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what i offer

let's

During our zoom consultation, we will choose a package that serves you best. 

1:1 mentoring, zoom photography lessons, business review, portfolio review, website design, or a custom package. 

chosen

what i offer

service

This is an in person option where we will spend 4 hours together. These 4 hours are customized based on your needs. We can meet over coffee and discuss all things business, I can review all of your work, your workflow, your website, etc. We can set up a model call and you can shoot alongside me. 

The options are endless. 

This package starts at $1000 with payment plan options.

mentoring

what i offer

one-on-one

Whether you want to learn how to use your DSLR, learn how to use manual mode, or learn how to use film, I'm here to help. 

I offer online and in-person options. 

This is $300 for an hour lesson with pdf guides for you to keep. Every hour added is $75. Or choose to learn for an hour and add a model call session to photograph alongside me for a total of $500. 


photography

WHAT I OFFER

learn

This option is for professional photographers and business owners. Let's plan a one hour zoom call where you can ask me any photography or business question you want. Nothing is off the table- I'm an open book. 

$200

Local to Asheville? This option isn't offered but inquire for options.

anything

WHAT I OFFER

ask me

Do you need help with designing your website? Need help with understanding what makes a brand, how to choose colors, fonts, copy, and how to create a cohesive brand? Let's talk.

I can help with copy, website design, choosing photos for your website, the basics of getting clients to book on Instagram, etc. 

This is priced based on needs. Inquire for details. 

design

WHAT I OFFER

branding

I'm always looking for interns, photographers, admins, and hair and makeup artists to work with me. 

Interns can get paid to learn how I run my business by helping me run mine. I can work with your local college for credit hours.

Need some extra money? Join my team! I always need photographers to take extra clients or admins to help run my day to day.

my team

WHAT I OFFER

join

regardless of the season you're in,
everyone could use a little guidance.

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. 

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Kelsey and Greg

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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!

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Stephanie  and Taylor

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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!

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Katelyn and  Jerod

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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.

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Stu and Kristen

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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!

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Kristie and Andre

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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!

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Sarah and Ross

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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.

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Andy and Jami

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let's get started

ready for more?

Inquire to receive my questionnaire. Then we will have your complimentary 20 minute zoom call to get to know one another and choose a package that is best for you.

Want to join my team? Let me know when you inquire that you'd like to be one of my photographers, become an assistant, or do admin work.

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