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Let's see what is there to say. I'm a new mom, wedding and lifestyle photographer, newly vegan (most days) and wife among other things. I've been up in the woods of New Hampshire for the last 4 years while my husband attends medical school but I'm a city girl through and through, and so excited about our move to Philadelphia.

 

Not too long ago I spent some time with myself thinking about the things I loved to do as a kid that had dropped out of my life at some time or another. My list: create, make crafts, ride bikes, spend hours in the library, color, decorate my room, organize my binders, and volunteer. 

I thrive on life’s most authentic, silly, enchanting and courageous moments.​ Photography gives me the gift of documenting these moments to come back to when I need them most. I want to capture my subjects as their purest selves. I want you to feel radiant, beautiful, magnetic. I want your experience with me to be cozy and warm, professional and collaborative and ultimately sincere and organic.

But here's the real truth. I want my photography to go beyond just a pretty picture. I want it to tell a complete story and I want it to be the best story you've heard all day. I want to help you connect your wedding or family photos to the bigger picture and give back to the world in our own small way.  

Most days you can find me reheating my coffee for the third time while chasing down either my sweet baby Nora or lovable old dog Luna Bear. 

I'm always up to try something new. I've never met a stranger (blame my Kentucky upbringing). I can't wait to try every brunch spot and local brew in Philly. And I'm loving learning as I go with this whole motherhood thing. 

If you are interested in working with me – let’s grab a coffee, be friends and start scheming. Your wedding or photo session can make a difference in someone else's life and I'm here to help you do just that. 

 

Photos by Carolina Marles Photography

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Photographic style

 

CREATIVE. (artistic, fresh, thoughtful)

My approach to every shoot will begin with creativity. This is really what I do best. I can take one simple idea or object and in a matter of minutes my imagination has planned end to end the bones of an amazing shoot. Together we will create the scene, set the mood, and carefully curate the story we are trying to tell.

HONEST. (authentic, no clichés, organic & natural settings)

Honesty is my foundation. I want every photograph I take to feel genuine and authentic. I want you to feel like you were there with us. Because then you’ll get to feel the same joy I do every time I pick up my camera.

ROMANTIC. (inspiring, dreamy, whimsical)

Romance here is not actually the lovey-dovey, showers of kisses, and hearts and rainbows kind. For me its Romanticism in the literary sense, which is characterized by a deep respect for nature, glorification of the past and present, and an emphasis on expressions of emotion, individualism, imagination and awe. It is “romance” not set apart, but instead found in everything.

VIBRANT. (colorful, bold, sometimes funky and weird)

Lastly, I want my photos to burst with color. I want to capture the day just as it is but with some oomph, so no one has the chance to forget its magic. 

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Lauren was an incredible photographer. She did a great job at selecting beautiful locations that best suited who we are and our interests. She also has an amazing eye for composition and mastered the delicate balance of walking us through nice, natural poses, but also capturing candid pictures. The pictures turned out so beautifully and she was such a delight to work with. HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

ANNA, Engagement Session

You are so awesome! Wanted to tell you how pleased I am with how you handled the group, you were so stealthy also everywhere in the venue with such ease and everyone was impressed. You have captured moments I didn't even know happened! So excited to make an album and get some prints done.

CORYNN, Bride

Thank you SOOO much for the gorgeous photos. I know it is difficult to work with a bouncy 3 year old, but you captured his wild sweet self so well and managed to make the rest of us look much more calm and put together than we really feel. I know we will treasure these photos always and look back on these moments as the sweet beginnings of our little family. I really can't express how grateful I am to have these to document this season of life.

LINDSAY, In-home Family Session

Lauren did my maternity shoot and documented my baby shower. She's amazing and the pictures are priceless! She really captured the moment and made taking the shots comfortable and easy for us. I can't say enough good things about the experience. I'd highly recommend her for any of your photography needs.

LIZZIE, Maternity Session

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Let's see what is there to say. I'm a new mom, wedding and lifestyle photographer, newly vegan (most days) and wife among other things. I've been up in the woods of New Hampshire for the last 4 years while my husband attends medical school but I'm a city girl through and through, and so excited about our move to Philadelphia.

 

Not too long ago I spent some time with myself thinking about the things I loved to do as a kid that had dropped out of my life at some time or another. My list: create, make crafts, ride bikes, spend hours in the library, color, decorate my room, organize my binders, and volunteer. 

I thrive on life’s most authentic, silly, enchanting and courageous moments.​ Photography gives me the gift of documenting these moments to come back to when I need them most. I want to capture my subjects as their purest selves. I want you to feel radiant, beautiful, magnetic. I want your experience with me to be cozy and warm, professional and collaborative and ultimately sincere and organic.

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