Documentary Wedding & Elopement photographer
Based in Central illinois but traveling worldwide

Documentary Wedding & Elopement photographer
Based in Central illinois but traveling worldwide

"It is not enough to photograph the obviously picturesque."

MY PHILOSOPHY FOR CREATING                                MOMENTS;

MY PHILOSOPHY FOR CREATING                                            MOMENTS;


I’m wholeheartedly a hopeless romantic, and of all the couples I’ve captured it still surprises me how unique each love story is. I could photograph two couples in the same exact location, but the feeling that comes from the images will tell a completely different story. Love to me, is an art form and I can’t believe I get to document these beautiful moments.

When you get your wedding or elopement gallery from me my hope is that you’ll get a rush of the happiness you felt from that day. I value connection, so I want to capture those perfectly imperfect moments. The tears of joy when you see each other for the first time on your special day, the laughter you share with your closest friends and family, all the moments that matter.

The Investment -





Your moments desrve to be frozen in time -

Your moments desrve to be frozen in time -

Your moments desrve to be frozen in time -

Love             from sweet friends


To me, this is poetry at its finest -

No better form of flattery

"Lauren made the whole photography process smooth and enjoyable for my wedding. She did an excellent job getting rid of the awkwardness that often accompanies photo sessions (not for me though, I'm a natural. So comfortable in front of the camera. Why would I lie about that?) so my husband and I, along with our families, could enjoy the photo sessions. Her candid photos throughout the ceremony and reception captured the beauty of the day excellently, from crying during the ceremony (Not me or my husband, of course. We didn't cry. We're tough. Other people cried, I mean. Yeah), to cutting a rug with best friends, to those semi-uncomfortable exchanges with second-cousins-once-removed and their babies (what were their names again?). She was very flexible in working with our schedules. She even had a separate couple session the day after the wedding, since my husband and I didn't want to see each other before the ceremony, but didn't want to keep our guests waiting before the reception."

-Curt + Mackenzie Kupferschmid

"Lauren was an amazing addition to our wedding day! Our wedding photos are amazing and more than we could have asked for! She did a great job with our whole wedding party and family. Lauren is very organized and made sure the whole day ran smooth. We could not have asked for a better person to capture our special day!"

-Paul + Jaycee Hilsabeck

"I used Lauren for our wedding photos. She took our couple, wedding party, wedding, and reception pictures. We had 12 people in our wedding party and she did amazing at organizing us all for pictures. She is super sweet and is crazy talented! Lauren made my husband and I feel so comfortable!! She captured so many sweet moments! Lauren is not only great at capturing the pictures but her editing is awesome! I would highly recommend her for your photographer!!"

-Clay + Kate Zimmerman

resources for your wedding day

I'm thrilled to offer you some complimentary wedding planning resources! As your photographer, my goal is to ease the stress of your wedding planning journey as much as possible. Explore my growing collection of resources, including helpful guides and insider tips, all created with care to guarantee your special day is nothing less than extraordinary!!



my work / my journal / my Blog -

The Portfolio

Check out my blogs if you want to see more of my wedding, elopement and portrait portfolio, each day is so special to each couple. I’m honored you are considering me for such an important day in your lives.

Let's make magic together

"Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still."

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