Don’t worry, I’m known for capturing the candids that will make your day! Your wedding day is all about celebrating the love you share with your special someone. With me, you can let go of the traditional feelings that don’t quite let your love story shine to its full potential. There’s no need to rush through this amazing experience. Let’s take a moment to soak it all in.
Think about some of your best times. It’s really the smallest nuances that can open up your heart every time you look back at these pictures. You and the love of your life share such a special bond that words truly can’t describe. That’s why I bring my camera and years of experience. Together, we’re going to foster a natural setting that allows your love to flourish and your feelings to flow.
Lauren was from the very beginning so easy to communicate with. If she is busy with couples or travels she will tell you with a short message but always get back to me, such a nice comparison to some of the other vendors. Many weddings I've been in, family or groomsman would be groaning about all of the photos they would have to take but she was so fun and professional the time flew by! My husband's one liner assessment of Lauren is that she is a "ray of sunshine" which is such a pleasant addition to such an important day. We were very happy with how the photos turned out. Nothing but great things to say, would definitely recommend.
I absolutely loved working with Lauren. She absolutely caught on that my husband and I were not huge fans of being the center of attention and adapted to make it such an amazing experience. Anyone who wants amazing candid photos and the best experience with a photographer should absolutely choose Lauren. I can’t imagine having gone to anyone else.
Lauren went above and beyond in every way possible! She has a positive, bubbly personality along with a strong work ethic and was a pleasure to work with. She was responsive to my questions in the months leading up to the wedding. The photos she took turned out just beautiful! You can definitely tell the time, energy, effort, and thoughtfulness that were put into capturing all parts of my wedding day.
Lauren was wonderful to work with. She made me and my boyfriend feel so comfortable and the whole experience felt natural and easy. Lauren has a great eye for photos and posing ideas and made me feel beautiful and confident. So grateful for the pictures she took and would absolutely recommend her.
My husband and I had the absolute pleasure of shooting with Lauren in Hawaii for our engagement photos. I am by no means a natural in front of the camera, but Lauren posed us perfectly and gave all sorts of tips to make me feel confident. We laughed the entire time, and it was a moment I will forever cherish. Not only was it the most fun, but the pictures were STUNNING. She was able to adapt to Hawaii weather and lighting so quickly to get perfect shots of us. Lauren has an amazing personality and a fantastic work ethic. She managed to have sneak peek photos of us within hours. We had the rest of the pictures sent to us so fast, just in time for our anniversary. I couldn’t recommend her enough and will for sure be going back to her.
Lauren is as good as they come. If you are looking for a photographer who feels like a best friend throughout the process, look no further. From the moment my now husband and I met Lauren, we felt immediately comfortable. Lauren made sure we were authentically ourselves throughout our wedding and that’s all we could have dreamed of. Our photos look like they could be in magazines and every single one captured our personalities. Thank you Lauren who is now a forever friend.
Lauren is absolutely amazing! She is extremely helpful, personable and professional. Her outgoing, positive energy makes you feel super comfortable and relaxed. Lauren takes the time to get to know you as a couple to ensure your personalities shine through the photos. We were lucky enough to meet her at a styled shoot and we loved getting to work with her! Lauren’s incredible creative mind and eye absolutely shines along with her attention to detail. She will walk you through poses and also guide you to feel comfortable to get those natural, real and intimate moments. We are beyond happy and thankful for all of the time we got to spend with her. She will also take any idea you have and make that magic come alive! We’ve been lucky enough to stay connected with Lauren and know she will be a forever friend of ours! She is so supportive, kind and unbelievably talented. We are absolutely in love with our photos and hope to work with her again in the future :)
It is very obvious that Lauren is so passionate about what she does. My husband feels awkward in front of the camera but she did a great job with keeping it fun. You would never be able to tell he was awkward by the way the pictures came out, she did fantastic. Thank you Lauren for capturing such beautiful photos that we will cherish forever!
You want the day to go perfectly, but in the end, you know what matters most is you get to marry your best friend.
You love the idea of being captured naturally. Remembering the emotion of you and your loved ones is sacred to your heart.
You love traveling with your partner and experiencing new places, new food, and meeting new people!
Online albums for regular sessions take me around 2-4 weeks to return and weddings take me around 4-6 weeks.
Let's make some memories, laugh, get you two cuddly, and enjoy the beautiful scenery around us!
The important part because I do get busy. I really want to hang out with you so I'll always do my best to make your preference work!
For elopements and intimate weddings, I require a non-refundable 50% deposit to hold your date when we first book, then the remaining 50% is due one month prior to your big day. For a session, I require a non-refundable 50% deposit at the time of booking to hold your date then the remaining amount is due one week before your shoot date.
I include all of my travel fees in my packages so you don't have to worry about managing these costs separately. It's all the same, and only depends on where I'm headed! I account for the bare minimum - flight, transportation, stay - and then I cover the rest (all my extra Starbucks coffee trips ;))
UH YES!! I have PDFs I'll send you for what to wear, help you create an itinerary for your photoshoot, elopement experience, or wedding day, brainstorm ways to add meaning to your day, and give you tips and tricks to help you get the best out of your photos! I planned my own wedding in 2 months by myself... I know... I'm crazy.
I am currently based out of Upstate NY, near Watertown. I am always down to adventure with you and your hunny! I am open to traveling state-wide and internationally as long as borders are open. Check my Instagram under "Travel Dates" in my highlights to see where I'll be next and if you'll be there too!
If you've already booked your session/event date and for some reason have to cancel or reschedule your wedding or shoot, the retainer fee is non-refundable. In some situations, I may be able to move your date but it is not guaranteed. My equipment is weather-sealed and my rain jacket is ready, so I’m happy to help you figure out the additional challenges of unexpected weather. Sometimes the best photos come from unexpected weather!
If something were to happen to me and I couldn't be there on your wedding day, I will personally find a replacement day-of-photographer that I completely trust and whose work you will love. They will shoot on the day but I will still edit the images so you still receive my look and style of photography.
I will never provide RAW images. Part of the reason you hire me is for my editing style! Let me work my MAGIC! If you post any of our photographs on Instagram, I kindly ask that you tag me @laurensnaps.photography! I love seeing your favorites!
I will always send sneak peeks within 24-48 hours! For the full album, on average, it will take me 3-6 weeks. A full elopement/wedding album will have around 500+ photographs. For a regular shoot, on average, you will receive 50-200 photographs depending on the length of the shoot, how many outfits you change, and how many locations we adventure to!
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