I'm Lauren, an Alexandria, Virginia based family photographer and teacher! On weekdays, you can find me in a classroom teaching kindergarten and first grade English language learners.

As an educator of young children, I understand patience and flexibility, and let's be honest... embracing a little chaos. It's important to me to create an environment in which children feel comfortable enough to be themselves and have fun during their session.

I've loved capturing moments in time for as long as I can remember. My parents bought me my first camera and I would walk around aimlessly, taking thousands of pictures. I'm usually ten steps behind everyone else because I've noticed the way the golden hour light is leaking through the leaves in a tree or the way someone's nose crinkles as they laugh.

I'm here to help preserve those special moments for you!

Those little moments in time, ones that I just want to hold onto for as long as I can... photography gives me a way to do just that.

These are the moments for you to cherish.

I believe that laughter and joyful moments belong in every family session. Don't be afraid to be yourselves and have some fun!

I believe that beautiful moments can be found often, both in the ordinary and in the chaos. 

I believe every family has a unique story to tell and that it's such an honor to help tell yours.

Ultimately, what I believe matters because I value building relationships and making sure you feel comfortable in front of the camera! Your comfort with me means more authentic, fun, and playful moments with your family, and I believe those are the moments worth preserving.

a few things i believe

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A few of my
favorite things...

the beach

my dog, marlowe
exploring new places


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