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Lindsay is the cousin and cousin-in-law of one of my all time favorite couples, Zac + Tara, and from the moment I spoke with her I LOVEDDDD HERRRR. Lindsay is one of the absolute sweetest people you will ever meet – and she’s also silly, and hilarious, and so much fun! I was so happy to meet up with these two and get a chance to meet Sam who is also the nicest guy ever (do you see a pattern here?).

First up, some golden light for ya..

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Lindsay and Sam kept telling me they weren’t photogenic. I kept telling them that they were crazy.

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The light at Manasquan beach was OUT.OF.THIS.WORLD.

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Sam has a boat, and they spend loooottttssss of time on it, so it was only right that we took a few shots at the dock.



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Seriously, how gorgeous is Lindsay?!

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The result of a hilarious answer to a very basic question. Lindsay, I adore you.


And a personal fave, because COME ON.



Lindsay + Sam – thank you so much for allowing me to capture your love, for introducing me to Manasquan (even if I still can’t pronounce it), and for directing me to a delicious slice of jersey shore pizza. YUM. Can’t wait until your wedding in January! xo, Lauren

  • July 12, 2017 - 5:48 pm

    Maike R Pulliam - WOAH!!! That last one is magical, but really, this whole session is gorgeous. Well done.ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2017 - 8:25 pm

    Kendra - those boat shots!!!!!! That sun was absolutely perfect!! The dock shot are a super close 2nd place for me! I love this session!!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 6:34 pm

    Chrissy - Holy moly!!! These are AMAZING! I can’t pick a favorite!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 10:35 pm

    Caitlynn - Lauren! You are on a roll! I’m dying over those shots on the boat and on the dock. Holy gorgeous couple!! It looks like a dream.ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 11:04 pm

    Tina - Perfect coastal beauty! Love the settings and the light is so lovely! Stunning!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2017 - 1:00 am

    Rachael Allex - Wow, what a stunning location!! I’m obsessed with the second one on the boat. These are all just so amazing!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2017 - 8:50 pm

    Lindsay - LOVE them!!! You are SO amazing!! I am so excited for the wedding!ReplyCancel

    • July 15, 2017 - 1:03 pm

      laurenfm - Lindsay, I’m so happy you love them! I can’t wait until the wedding too!!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2017 - 5:05 am

    zach and sarah - If “not photogenic” means “could be featured in a magazine” then, yes, she’s right. They are such a beautiful couple, and these images couldn’t be more perfect. I want to visit this location! Great job on ALL of these!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 4:03 am

    Karen - what and insanely gorgeous couple and session! The setting is to die for! They are so sweet together!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 3:50 pm

    Natalie - WOW WOW WOW!! I can’t get enough of this session. Her dress is so beautiful. That shot on the boat with the sun flare… perfection! And seriously with that last one? It needs to be HUUUUGE in their home. You knocked it out of the park, friend!ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2017 - 4:31 pm

    Bobbi - WOWZA!!! This couple is downright gorgeous! I love all of these!! 😀 Great job as always!ReplyCancel

Alexis, Paul + their amazing Downtown Club wedding are here!! Philly weddings, man. Nothing beats ’em. These two came to me after I photographed Alexis’ cousins’ weddings – Allison + John,  and  Katherine + Sam. So I’ve gotten to know Alexis’ family pretty well over the years and, well, let’s just say that these guys love hard and they party hard, and they’re pretty much the best people EVER to photograph!


First up, Alexis’ gorgeous details..

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This is Alexis – isn’t she the cutest?! Look at that little crinkle nose!


Somewhere in Philadelphia…. Hey Paul!!

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The guys were kiiiiinnnnddddd of awesome. Big props to my second shooter, Mackenzie for all her awesome shots!

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Meanwhile, back in New Jersey. Dads dancing with their daughters doesn’t make me cry AT ALL. Nope, nope, I’m totally good. YOU’RE CRYING.

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Perhaps my favorite photo of a bride with her parents, like EVER.

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Moments before walking down the aisle..

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They’re MARRIED!!!

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The most awesome bridal party photos are gonna follow..

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These two were as much in love as they were fun, and they were SO EASY to photograph!

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The Downtown Club is what dreams are made of.. seriously.


Introducing, for the first time as husband and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Lonergan!! (can you tell I’ve done a few of these?)


Speeches are always my favorite part of the day..


..cause of this..


..and this.


And now they party!!!

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Alexis + Paul, thank you so much for trusting me to capture your beautiful wedding day. I had the absolute best time capturing your love, surrounded by your family + friends, at the most gorgeous Philadelphia venue. xo, Lauren


philadelphia, pa

dress • Mikaella //  dress shop • La Belle Mariee //shoes • Badgley Mischka // hair + makeup •  Your Day Your Way // florist  •  Beautiful Blooms // invitations  •  c3 Design // venue  • Downtown Club // band  • CTO Soho // bridesmaids  • Bella Bridesmaids  // groomsmen  • Macy’s // second shooter • Mackenzie Piggott

  • July 12, 2017 - 2:58 pm

    Megan Danser - LOOOOOOOVE!!!!!! Your color and consistency is fantastic. LOVE the portraits. Gorgeous couple and beautiful venues!! Fab job!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2017 - 3:35 pm

    Tina - What a stunning wedding! Oh my, Lauren!…of these images is perfection! You captured the love, the joy, the elegance, and all those moments beautifully! I hope Alexis has a lot of wall space because there are so many fine art portraits in this collection to be displayed! Seriously awesome!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2017 - 8:21 pm

    Kendra - Those groom and groomsmen getting ready shots are awesome! I could tell from the moment i looked at them this day was probably so much fun to shoot! The shot of bride with grandma melted m heart!! Seriously thats a priceless picture!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 3:17 pm

    Karen - Everything about this wedding is perfection! From the beautiful ring shot to the killer sunlit portraits of the bride and groom! Love all of the emotion and smiles!
    Amazing wedding!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 6:28 pm

    Chrissy - Girl, you are AMAZING!!! Love every single thing about this wedding!!!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 10:26 pm

    Caitlynn - Lauren, your work is always killer. Everything about this post is perfection. I’m dying over 1. that bow tie shot 2. dad and daughter before walking down the aisle 3. moment with grandma immediately after the ceremony and 4. all their portraits! Woah!ReplyCancel

  • July 14, 2017 - 1:59 am

    Joanna Galletta - These pictures are absolutely breathtaking! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2017 - 4:56 am

    zach and sarah - I said “WOW!” probably 10 times looking through these! They are amazing! I love the downtown portraits and the one with her grandma, but the portrait of her by the windowlight is STUNNING. Every bride deserves a photo like that of themselves. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 3:41 pm

    Natalie - Wow! This couple is unreal beautiful. You are seriously the best Lauren! I can’t imagine a more beautifully captured day.ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 10:05 pm

    Rachael Allex - These are just gorgeous, love the energy, emotion and love coming through in these photos. These are perfection!ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2017 - 4:28 pm

    Bobbi - I had to walk away halfway through this blog post just so I could catch my damn breath! Okay, that may be a bit of an exaggeration. Whatever the case, these images are downright mind-blowing. LOVE!ReplyCancel

Everything about this wedding is SO, SO perfect. When I showed up to the Faunbrook Bed and Breakfast I was immediately blown away – had I just entered a dream? Where had this place been all my life?! Well, friends I’m happy to share that it only got better from there..

To prove my point, let’s start with Abbey’s gorgeous dress..

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Meet Abbey. She’s amazing. Not that I’m surprised because she was referred to me by this favorite bride of mine who was referred to me from this other favorite bride of mine.

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And here’s Belisario! He’s just as lovely.

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Dads and daughters.


Abbey went to meet Belisario for their first look with a glass of whiskey cause she’s the best almost-wife ever.

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Belisario’s family traveled all the way from Columbia to be at their wedding. It was a wedding, a reunion, and full of so much love and so many hugs (and a few naps, like his grandfather was taking here)

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I love this moment SO MUCH.

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Belisario’s father gave a small speech to the couple and her parents while his sister translated. It was beautiful.

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And then Abbey’s dad gave a speech before dinner and it was SO, SO sweet. It really felt like it helped to solidify their night, and a wedding’s purpose – to bring two families together.

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Abbey + Belisario are kind of perfect, right?


Then they danced the night away!

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I love this shot of Abbey, her brother and her parents all dancing with their spouses. It was beautiful.

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Abbey + Belisario, thank you both so much for allowing me to capture your beautiful wedding day. You’re both so sweet, so gracious, and so incredibly down to earth. And, well, you introduced me to the famous Prantl’s toasted almond torte, so I pretty much owe you for life. xo, Lauren

westchester, pa

dress • bhldn //  shoes • Vince Camuto // hair + makeup •  Calista Salon and Spa // florist  •  Cottage Flowers // venue  • Faunbrook Bed and Breakfast // caterer  • Serock Catering // bakery  • Prantls  // assistant • Jackie Pastore


  • July 12, 2017 - 3:00 pm

    Megan Danser - LOVE this!! Her dresssss!!! It’s fantastic! And I’m obsessed with this venue too. Fab job!!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2017 - 3:03 pm

    Karen - Abbey is gorgeous and glowing! What a cool venue :)
    love that little flower gal!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2017 - 3:08 pm

    Rachael Allex - What a beautiful bed and breakfast, dreamy is definitely the way to describe it and your images! What an amazing wedding day!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2017 - 5:47 pm

    maike - What a delightful wedding! I love her dress… it seems to match perfectly everything: the ceremony location, the reception location, the general FEEL of everything. Gorgeous. Beautiful day!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2017 - 8:24 pm

    Kendra - I love this wedding and can i say those are the coolest ceremony chairs i have even seen in my life!!!! They rocked! Great captures friend!!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 6:34 pm

    Chrissy - What a beautiful day!!! Love your processing so much!ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 10:33 pm

    Caitlynn - I can just feel the love and emotion from this day through these images. Looks like such an intimate and gorgeous day. Love the ceremony location and the two of them sitting in the chairs together right after their first look. Once again, beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2017 - 11:02 pm

    Tina - Beautifu! Simply elegant and perfectly captured! You can just feel all the love and joy! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • July 16, 2017 - 5:02 am

    zach and sarah - She is beautiful! I love all the sweet moments you captured (like the grandfather napping.) I FEEL like I was there just by looking at these! Great job!ReplyCancel

  • July 17, 2017 - 3:45 pm

    Natalie - Uhhhhhhh I want to photograph a wedding like this!! That intimate family feel is everything! Can we also talk about her dress?! OMG SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!ReplyCancel

  • July 18, 2017 - 4:28 pm

    Bobbi - Your black and whites are so damn money. Beautiful images!ReplyCancel

Are you guys ready for the most beautiful outdoor wedding? Cause Sara + Sean’s day is full of so much love, so much, happiness, and so much beauty that you might have to sit yourselves down..’ve been warned.


Down here, that’s Sara. She’s pretty rad.

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Oh, and gorgeous. Did I mention that she’s gorgeous?

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Sean, you ain’t so bad yourself.


Their first look was one for the books. SO MUCH LOVE BETWEEN THESE TWO.

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The way they look at each other – stopped me in my tracks a few times.. more on that later..

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There is no picture that is as fun as playing with Pop-pop’s hair.

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Yup, they’re adorable.

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The ring bearer got loose during the processional, and I cannot stop laughing at their faces.


Back to those looks I was talking about..

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You two are perfect.


Here, Sara’s dad started to rise as they declared “is there any reason that these two should not be wed?” He’s a total jokester and it was such a good moment.

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After the ceremony, we did some more portraits..

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Speeches are always one of my favorite moments of the night..


..where else do you see a gigantic Hershey’s bar?

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LOVE! This was right after Sara + Sean’s friend gave the friendship toast: “There a good ships and there are wood ships and there are ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships and forever may they be!”


And then they partied!

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And ate donuts!

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And partied some more!

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Sara + Sean – there aren’t enough words to express how much I adore you two, how much I loved your wedding day, or you guys, or your families or your friends. I’m so honored to have been able to witness your marriage, the start of your lives together, and the best damn party I’ve ever photographed. xo, Lauren


medford, nj

dress • bhldn //  shoes • bhldn // hair •  Hairport // makeup •  Make Me Sparkle // bridesmaids • bhldn // groomsmen • Perry Ellis // florist  •  Zenplicity // venue  • Lakeside Clubhouse // venue  • L&M Bakery // dj  • DJs Available // assistant • Bridget Quigley

  • June 22, 2017 - 5:48 pm

    Kendra - Girl you totally rock!! I don’t think anything was missed and this is just the blog post! I feel like this tells the story so well!! I love donuts and love the shot of them eating them!! I love the little ring bear shot!! Killer work!!!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 8:17 pm

    maike - The whole feel of this wedding is SO lovely! You did such a great job with the photography! LOVE it!ReplyCancel

  • June 22, 2017 - 9:25 pm

    Caitlynn - 1. Rocking that ring shot.
    2. I was in love with those before-ceremony portraits in the woods and THEN I saw the after-ceremony portraits in the woods. WOAH! LOVE.
    3. Doughnuts! YES!
    4. I adore your work.ReplyCancel

  • June 23, 2017 - 6:25 am

    jenny g - DONUTS and VINTAGE COUCHES. BEST. WEDDING. EVER…!!! Stop raising the photography bar, mmmkay my friend? Thanks. XOXOReplyCancel

  • June 23, 2017 - 2:44 pm

    Christina Stahl - LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE EVERY SINGLE ONEReplyCancel

  • June 23, 2017 - 3:17 pm

    Kristine B - This bride is THE cutest ever. I love her dress and her style. This looks more like a styled shoot than a real wedding! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • June 23, 2017 - 4:13 pm

    Bobbi - DID SOMEONE SAY DANNNNCE PARRRRTAYYY??!?! I wish I were friends with this couple just so I could have been invited to this party! Way to nail this wedding friendo!ReplyCancel

  • June 23, 2017 - 10:25 pm

    zach and sarah - Wow. I love these. This wedding looks SO fun. Their first look was perfect, and you captured all the happiness so well. Now I’m going to go eat some doughnuts. :)ReplyCancel

  • June 23, 2017 - 11:21 pm

    Rachael Allex - I am in love with Sara’s dress! These are all so gorgeous and the ceremony location is awesome!ReplyCancel

  • June 26, 2017 - 4:03 am

    Sara Alven - Third up from the top: “looking at your reflection and telling your best friend like girl I think my butt gettin big” good old nelly 😂😭 amazing photos Lauren. You brought your game and slayed it, my friend. We are eternally grateful for your hard work and talent!ReplyCancel

  • June 27, 2017 - 3:00 am

    Destinee M Blau - Blown away, every dang time. You are amazing at what you do. Gorgeous couple, beautiful day full of so much love!!ReplyCancel