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get ready for a sweet new jersey engagement session full of love, laughter, and the best dog ever.

friends, meet amanda + jay: high school sweethearts, dog lovers, incredibly in love.



we started their session (where else?!) but the high school that they met at (and where I myself attended)



what’s high school without a little time spent in the bleachers?

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after we finished at school, we headed around our little town photographing in all the little nooks in crannies. thank you guys for following me around + trusting my eye!

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FIRE! fire, i tell ya.

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not only are these two super, duper in love, but they’re also hilarious + kept each other cracking up.

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my favorite.

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our little new jersey town is the cutest..

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at the end of our session, we scooped up their dog sadie..

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…she was a clear show stealer.

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YOU GUYS: thank you so much. for trusting me, for going along with my whacky ideas, for being so incredibly in love that i just had to keep saying “keep doing what you’re doing”. you’re the best, and i adore you both so much! xo, lauren

  • October 13, 2016 - 4:03 pm

    gisselle - I LOVEEEEE this session!! and omg the doggy picture!! <3 I'm in love!!ReplyCancel

  • October 13, 2016 - 4:41 pm

    Jenny - What. These are obsession-worthy, Lauren! You can feel their chemistry through each image, and I just get warm fuzzies looking at these. So good, friend! So good.ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2016 - 5:59 am

    Laurie - Looove, love, love this session soooooo much! These two are insanely, contagiously, jumping off the screen in love and you captured that perfectly! Every single image is stunning!!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2016 - 9:46 am

    Nick - Love the window shots and that looks like one happy dog!!!!! Awesome job!!!!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2016 - 11:33 pm

    Maike - Oooh, that black and white reflection image is smashing!!! And that super cool sunset photo with the doggy, is AWESOME!!!!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2016 - 11:59 pm

    Melissa Yocum - Love these! Especially the ones with their pup!!ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2016 - 4:33 am

    shannon - oh my goodness…love!! they are so real life, so in love, so happy… GOOD!!! completely adore this session!ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2016 - 12:56 pm

    Megan - The shots at their highschool are the cutest!! Love their outfits! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2016 - 2:53 pm

    erin - Oh. my gosh! Lauren! Ah, I love these so much! I seriously need to have you do an anniversary session for me :) Great work lady!ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2016 - 7:28 pm

    Chrissy - Ooooooh man, there is no way in heck I could pick a favorite! You rocked this OUT!!ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2016 - 12:00 pm

    Natalie - How in the world do I pick a favorite?! They’re all so good!! You’re an amazing photographer!ReplyCancel

  • October 18, 2016 - 3:28 pm

    Jenny G - So adorbs – I love the laughter those two share 😀 Love the pup pics and the cozy sweater/snuggling by the greenery shots!ReplyCancel

  • October 20, 2016 - 1:32 am

    Karen - Love this sweet session! I love a good engagement story 😍 The bleachers and window shoots are my faveReplyCancel

GUYS. are you ready for the cutest, sweetest, chunkiest little love in the world?! yes?! well, okay then..

..i present to you: myles.



he’s already a master of melting hearts

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and these thighs. i mean, COME ON.




and did i mention that myles has two older, hilarious, adorable brothers? just about the cutest trio i’ve ever seen.



this is cole and he’s a big jokester. he’s almost always got a smile on his face..



..and sweet jaxon. best grin!

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some brother love.



and last, but not least, we got mom + dad in for a few shots. i like to call this one: hot po-baby.



guys, thank you so much for inviting me in to your lives, over and over again, to capture your beautiful family. xo, lauren

  • October 11, 2016 - 6:27 pm

    Laurie - Ohhhhhh my goodness. THEM THIGHS?!?! Killer. This sweet family is just the best – love the brother shots, and then all of them snuggled together, amazing memories right there!! Love this gorgeous session so much!ReplyCancel

  • October 11, 2016 - 7:02 pm

    katie - Lauren, as usual, this session has left my heart all warm and fuzzy. These kiddos are so lucky to have one another and to have such amazing childhood images of them together. I don’t know what kind of miracle worker you are but these are seriously insanely precious! So much love and happiness. I really adore that chunky leg picture – too cute!!!ReplyCancel

  • October 11, 2016 - 8:44 pm

    Maike - AhhhH!!! Sweet little boys! Gorgeous! I LOVE those porch swing shots! How lovely!ReplyCancel

  • October 12, 2016 - 8:03 pm

    Jenny G - ALL THE FEELS! XOXO, love your work my friendReplyCancel

  • October 12, 2016 - 9:03 pm

    Natalie - Best. Baby. Thighs. Ever. But seriously, how adorable is this family? Those boys and their freckles!!! Amazing job, friend!ReplyCancel

  • October 13, 2016 - 3:00 am

    Rachel - Oh. my. Myles. He is stinkin’ cute!! And the b/w on the swing is perfection! What great session. I know Myles’ family has got be loving the brothers photo!ReplyCancel

  • October 13, 2016 - 5:09 am

    TB - These are so precious. Especially the one of all the brothers together 😀ReplyCancel

  • October 13, 2016 - 3:44 pm

    gisselle - This family is sooo adorable! And those chunky baby thighs!! AHH!!! great job!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2016 - 9:05 am

    Nick - These are great pictures and they will enjoy them for years to come. Great job!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2016 - 11:46 pm

    Melissa Yocum - brothers are the best!! And I LOVE Myles’ cheeks!!ReplyCancel

  • October 14, 2016 - 11:54 pm

    Megan - Give me more of those baby legs!!!!!! LOVE these!! Gorgeous portraits!ReplyCancel

  • October 16, 2016 - 11:57 pm

    Karen - Baby Myles is so Huggable! I just want to kiss those squishy little feet! His big bros are adorable as well! fun family, sweet session!ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2016 - 4:20 am

    shannon - oh that sweet baby!! stripes look good on him! and such adorable brothers!!ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2016 - 2:38 pm

    erin - Oh my goodness, I love these! I love how real and beautiful they are :) And Myles!!! In love with those chunky legs :)ReplyCancel

  • October 17, 2016 - 7:01 pm

    Chrissy - Those baby thighs are EVERYTHING! Love these so much!!ReplyCancel

if you’re not prepared to see the most beautiful brooklyn wedding with the most adorable couple ever, then my advice is to: TURN BACK NOW. you’ve been warned.

these two came into my life through my good friend lou, and i’m so glad he connected us. joanna + matt are some of the most genuine, honest + sweet people you will ever meet. their love for each other is evident – just spend 10 minutes with them and you’ll know what I mean. or just follow along with this blog to check out their beautiful brooklyn wedding at the Juliette Restaurant


friends, meet joanna + matt. they’re kind of the cutest, right?

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matt’s mama couldn’t keep it together, and oh my goodness I love her for it.



my favorite thing about city weddings is how perfectly random they are..

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joanna, you are a goddess. SERIOUSLY.

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random, i tell ya!

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it took them no time at all to master the lauren allmond photography posing, which is basically keep smilin’ + feelin’ like a fool – it’s what looks best!

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i can’t even. so in love.



after a few portraits, we headed over to the juliette restaurant where joanna + matt had their ceremony and reception. it’s heavenly.

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the way he looks at her..

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their ceremony was equal parts hilarious and lovely. big high fives to joanna’s uncle who officiated!

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joanna + matt’s sisters right after the ceremony – this was such a sweet moment, it’s the minute that they were officially family.



but i’m not sure if it beats joanna + matt’s parents embracing each other. SO MUCH LOVE.



after their ceremony, we got a few more portraits as husband + wife.

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matt, you’re so dapper!



joanna, goddess. is there a better word to describe her? cause i kind of don’t think there is.


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the speeches were SO good!

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and now friends, we party!

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joanna + matt, thank you both sooooo much for allowing me to capture your gorgeous wedding day, and witness your love for each other. you are both the best people, and together you guys are magic. so much love to you both! xo, lauren


  • September 23, 2016 - 2:51 am

    Jenny - WOWWWW, girl! There’s so much romance in these, and your style perfectly complements theirs. I never get tired of your blog. :)ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2016 - 6:21 am

    Laurie - Are you kidding me with all the style and love in this post?! Ahhhh I am in love with this entire post : ) Obsessed with your storytelling and editing, this is an absolutely stunning wedding!!ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2016 - 5:38 pm

    shannon - these photos could not be any more amazing!!! what a stunning couple! those portraits?! insane! the entire day you captured and how your captured it…just gorgeous! excellent work!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2016 - 6:06 pm

    Maike - Awe, these images are AMAZING. Love them all, but ESPECIALLY that black and white one with them laughing holding the wine/beer glasses.ReplyCancel

  • September 23, 2016 - 7:06 pm

    Marybeth Turpin Belsito - Lauren,
    You have captured the love, magic, passion, mischief, humor, and devotion of Matt and Joanna with artistry and grace. Thank you. And to our son and breathtaking daughter-in-law, we love you.
    Marybeth & JackReplyCancel

  • September 24, 2016 - 3:38 am

    jenny g - You are soooo right, these two ARE magic!! GAH, looooove looking at your wedding blog posts. This one has all the feels and you got the best genuine expressions from all of these pretty people. Your work is just killer.ReplyCancel

  • September 24, 2016 - 9:08 pm

    Natalie - WOW WOW WOW!!! I adore this collection of images! That very last shot is so intimate and beautiful. It FEELS like the very last moment before you leave your wedding reception. Full from all of the love.ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2016 - 3:00 pm

    Megan D - LOOOOVE!!! These locations are incredible! Love your color! The portraits and reception coverage is beautiful! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • September 26, 2016 - 11:11 pm

    kerri - DANG!!!!!! These are fabulous! No other words… just fabulous. You did an amazing job, I truly can’t pick a favorite (although that last one is in the running!)!ReplyCancel

  • September 27, 2016 - 5:18 pm

    Chrissy - OHHHHHHHH my word. Seriously stunning work, Lauren!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 29, 2016 - 1:20 am

    Faye - WOW! You can feel the energy, motion, and emotion is ALL of these! You are SO SO good! Such a beautiful bride and groom!ReplyCancel

  • September 29, 2016 - 6:22 pm

    Bobbi - Love how classic and timeless the couple looks 😀 Their whole day is stunning from start to finish! Amazing work Lauren!ReplyCancel

last week I had the pleasure of spending the evening hours with these guys + let me tell you the day was PERFECT (well, minus mike sweating to death under his suit jacket but guysssssss he was such a trooper!). they brought mike’s adorable son ayden along for a few family portraits in the beginning and I’m so glad they did. ayden is a JOY + a sweetheart. special shout out to janet’s MOH tiffany for hanging with ayden while we did the couple portraits! I can’t wait to photograph this beautiful family’s wedding next year.

first up, some family shots. does ayden not have the best smile EVER?

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cutest <3



these guys were like magic the whole time. SO MUCH LOVE.

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here at lauren allmond photography, we aim to have fun.






race street pier area is amazing because it has all these little nooks and crannies to take advantage of, like these abandoned tracks.

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philly is all about signage, folks.

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some love under the bridge..

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janet + mike – thank you both for an amazing time, being so open to everything I had in mind and for letting me capture your love. you guys are the best! xo, lauren

// assistant – Giulliana Fonseca // 

  • September 12, 2016 - 3:59 pm

    Laurie - These are absolutely gorgeous and so much fun! I love the colors and the strong connection I am feeling from these guys! Beautiful work : )ReplyCancel

  • September 13, 2016 - 3:33 am

    Zach and Sarah - These are great! I love how much fun they are having in these. Works of art!ReplyCancel

  • September 13, 2016 - 12:54 pm

    jenny g - How amazing is this session?!! DYING over the mix of urban and nature at this location. And let’s not forget how pretty these people are. Gooood gravy, looks like a spread straight outta a magazine. Love this, friend! XOXOReplyCancel

  • September 14, 2016 - 1:35 am

    kerri - These are stunning… wow! I love them so much, love the emotion and the lighting and colors. Amazing job here! xoReplyCancel

  • September 14, 2016 - 5:21 pm

    Natalie - Lauren, I have no words. How do you keep outdoing yourself!? These. Are. Perfection. I could try to describe which ones are my favorite but there are literally too many.ReplyCancel

  • September 16, 2016 - 7:54 pm

    Bobbi - OH MAN OH MAN OH MAN!!!!! Could these people BEEEE any more attractive?! BRB, picking my jaw up off of the ground! Beautiful images as always and love that they brought his son. High fives friend!ReplyCancel

  • September 16, 2016 - 10:05 pm

    Nicki - Wow, I love this location this couple is GORGEOUS! You captured so many amazing portraits and I love the family photos too! Awesome job!ReplyCancel

  • September 17, 2016 - 3:43 am

    shannon - they are fun, they are romantic, they are beautiful! SO SO SO good!!!ReplyCancel

  • September 21, 2016 - 9:08 am

    Nick - Looks like a fun session and their personality shows in each one! Great job!ReplyCancel