About Me

Hi, I’m Lauren.

I love witnessing and capturing real moments. I’ve spent the last ten years as a photojournalist for newspapers like The New York Times and The Washington Post. My favorite part of that work has always been building relationships with people and photographing their unique journeys. Which is why I’ve decided to bring the experience directly to you.

I got into photography because of a fascination with and love for people, cultures, traditions, and relationships. I bring an anthropological and documentary approach into my work with families because we all have a story to tell.

I’m drawn to the moments that sometimes pass by without us noticing. The way the light comes through the windows when the world is waking up, the sometimes messy – but still beautiful – chaos of our lives, the routines and the breaks in routine.

I’m excited by what you’re passionate about. And I love unexpected, spontaneous requests. Surprise me with your idea, and I’ll be thrilled.

When I’m not taking photos, I’m probably:
  • Having dinner with friends
  • Learning Spanish
  • Reading or going on walks (have any fav books you read this year? Please share!)
  • Face-timing with my niece
  • Cooking recipes from a new country each month
Random things about me:
  • I am new to Los Angeles! Please share your favorite things about the city with me 🙂
  • I grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio and will forever crave Skyline Chili and Graeter’s Ice Cream
  • I worked for two years as an advocate at a domestic violence shelter
  • Even though I am terrified of heights, my brother convinced me to jump out of an airplane – it was amazing, and I’ll never do it again.
  • My first trip out of the country was to see family in Tegucigalpa, Honduras at age 13

Member of Fearless Family Photographers, The Luupe, and Wonderful Machine