Oh hey, you! I'm so glad we are connecting! I'm Lauren and I'm a 31 year old photographer located in Monticello, IL. I'm married to my incredible husband, Paul, and just had a beautiful baby boy this year named Liam! We have two precious goldendoodles named Posey and Libby who are always keeping us on our toes. In addition to being a photographer, I'm also a college professor and teach first-year students life skills to empower them to be successful during their college experiences.
For over the last four years, I have served families, couples, and professionals throughout the Central Illinois area. Working with my clients has given me such a purpose in this world to empower others to feel their most confident and capture them in their most authentic moments. Many of my clients I have worked with for years and I adore witnessing and capturing their growth over time! My photography style is documentary style and I try to capture life as real as possible through my editing and posing. I'm a natural light, lifestyle photographer - so I utilize natural lighting and zero props!
I'm an Enneagram 4... so I want to connect deeply with the world and those around me. I want to know your story, who you are, what you value, and what a day in the life looks like for you. I use photography to tell that story.
I get it. Taking professional photos can feel stressful- especially during those major life moments! But my goal through all of this is to be there for you every step of the way. To make the process as easy, stress-free, professional, and flexible for you or your family as possible.
Lets work together, friend, and create something so beautiful.