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Sabrina contacted me 5 weeks before her wedding to see if I was available to shoot her special day. If you read that sentence, you might assume that Sabrina is some sort of major slacker. But that’s just the opposite. Sabrina and Matt just decided that it was time – together for years, two beautiful babies, a life that they have loved together and happily shared – and decided that it was time to make it official. This lady planned this ENTIRE wedding in a matter of weeks. And as you’ll see below, she did it beautifully. Seriously Sabrina, you may want to consider wedding planning..

Sabrina was referred to me by one of my favorite photographers and favorite people, Tammy Bradshaw. Tammy has documented Sabrina’s family over the years, but events are not her thing. And in fact, it was Tammy all those years ago who gave me the courage to pass on work that didn’t make my heart speak. She’s been a mentor, and an incredible friend. Tammy has a way of always having the best, most amazing clients, so I knew when she referred Sabrina to me that I’d fall in love with her. And did I ever. This lady is sweet and kind and warm. Her wedding day was one of my absolute favorites.

I couldn’t have done this wedding without the help of my amazing assistant and pseudo-second shooter, Mackenzie. Some of her images are mixed below, and she was just absolutely incredible. I cannot thank her enough.

Alright, people….. on to the pretty. Can you even handle her dress? Oh no? Well what if I told you that this dress was designed SPECIFICALLY for Sabrina by an up and coming dress designer, makes you want to DROOL, right?!

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Here is our beautiful Sabrina, and the wonderful Nicck Townsend – an incredibly talented makeup artist in the Philly area.



Sabrina’s florals were by Falls Flowers – Alyssa was wonderful and her flowers were incredible. On the right is cutie Parker, Sabrina’s adorable daughter.



And here’s mama and Carter.



The mom-moms getting the little guy ready. Love.



Did I tell you I couldn’t have done this wedding without Mackenzie? Well, THIS is WHY. She nabbed gorgeous little shots throughout the day, and I was ever so grateful.



First look perfectness. Oh, the way Matt looks at Sabrina is divine.

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Look at this handsome guy! Matt is seriously one of the nicest guys you could ever meet.



I’ve died and gone to heaven. Sabrina, you are a goddess.

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This dress was just MADE for her.. and, it was.

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Sabrina’s mom, Chris. Just as every bit as sweet as Sabrina.



And that gorgeous maid of honor. LOVE THIS.



Wrinkle noses!



Ceremony time. Matt was so calm and collected.. right until the kids walked down the aisle.. and then he choked up in only the way a father can. I choked up too.

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Post ceremony. I stopped them quickly and fired a few off on our way to the reception. I’m so glad I did.

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Peekaboo with Parker.



Sneaking up on my serious man Carter.

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During our first phone call, I had joked with Sabrina that it might be 60 degrees and sunny for her January wedding and she had replied back that she actually hoped that it would snow. She didn’t explain, but I just assumed she was a winter gal – I mean, she was planning a winter wedding after all. Then on the morning of her wedding I stopped in to chat with her before I started shooting, and she mentioned to me that she was really hoping for it to snow while I was still there so that I could document it. The forecast was calling for a 30% chance of snow at about 3:00pm – an hour after I was slated to leave.

She then explained that her grandmother, who she was incredibly close to, has shown up to Sabrina’s special events since passing in the way of snow. It snowed when her first child was born, it snowed when Sabrina had her last wedding dress fitting, and, she hoped, it would snow on her wedding day. Every time it snowed on one of these special events, Sabrina could feel her grandmother’s presence, as if to say “I’m here. I’m seeing it all.”

And just like that, it started to snow.



Naturally, we went back up to the roof to capture a few of the happy couple in the light flurries.

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And then, the last shot. Literally.



Sabrina + Matt + Carter + Parker – thank you all so much for allowing me to document this incredibly beautiful and special time in your lives. You guys are one in a million, and I’d wish you all the happiness, love and luck in the world, but you’ve already got it. So I’ll just wish more and more of it to grace your doorstep. xo, Lauren

  • January 22, 2016 - 3:15 pm

    Justina - Everything about this couple and their wedding is so incredibly gorgeous! These images are truly timeless.ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2016 - 3:20 pm

    Rachael Allex - Cutest ring bearer and flower girl ever! Also, love the back of her dress! Those portraits outside at the end are amazing, love them!ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2016 - 5:47 pm

    Jenn Sawtelle - Beautiful. I am in love with that shot of the flower girl looking out the window.ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2016 - 7:22 pm

    Caitlynn - Gorgeous couple! Love those shots of Sabrina in front of the window. Gah! And those first look images along with their portraits are simply beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2016 - 8:00 pm

    erin s - Holy shit, that.first.look!!!!! So stinking perfect! Fantastic job lady!ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2016 - 9:11 pm

    Nicck townsen - This was beautiful…. Not to mention the makeup artist was great!ReplyCancel

    • January 27, 2016 - 12:51 am

      Sabrina - Yes, he was AMAZING!!! Ridiculous talent and such a generous soul!!ReplyCancel

  • January 25, 2016 - 2:52 am

    Sara Hartz - Wow! These pictures are amazing! Beautiful Day, Beautiful family. I love the mirror picture and the flurry window picture, very angelic.ReplyCancel

  • January 26, 2016 - 5:15 pm

    Megan D - Her shoes! THAT DRESS!!! Her veil!!! I’m in-freaking-love!!!! Gorgeous images of an incredible day. Fantastic joB!!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2016 - 6:14 am

    Jill - Beautiful!!!!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2016 - 3:34 pm

    Natalie - Those shoes are stunning!! Also, are you kidding me with all of those roof top shots?! AMAZING!!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2016 - 6:42 pm

    Bridget Q - I LOVE ALL of these images Lauren!!!!!!! You did a fabulous job capturing their joyous day! I adore her dress.. all of the couple shots.. the flurries… all of it.. perfectReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2016 - 9:35 pm

    shannon - what a beautiful wedding and beautiful imagery! so classic and so gorgeous!ReplyCancel

From the very beginning, I liked Avya. She contacted me last year about photographing her wedding and she had been referred to me from another favorite couple of mine, Heather + Mike. As we chatted, she explained that her and her fiance Tom were on a tight budget, but that she was willing to spend more than they had originally planned because of how much she liked me and my work. I mean, these are the kind of clients that dreams are made of right? She even sent the cutest thank you card with her deposit telling me how excited she and Tom were to work with me!

So I had been looking forward to Ayva + Tom’s wedding for months, and then a few weeks before the wedding we met up at a favorite local restuarant, The Blue Duck (check out their menu and you’ll understand why it’s a favorite). I instantly fell in love with them. Tom is the kind of guy that would pull over to help someone on the side of the road, the guy that would hold the door open for the people behind him. He’s sweet, and he’s kind, and he doesn’t take himself too seriously. Ayva is quieter than Tom, she smiles with her eyes a whole bunch, and you get the feeling that she’s always taking in everything around her. Because of that, she is incredibly thoughtful, and sweet. You could just meet her and feel like you’ve known her forever.

Ayva + Tom were my kind of people. We all ordered the same messy burger, and then laughed when we were covered in dripping egg and sriracha. Not my go-to choice when meeting with clients, but these two made me feel more like a friend than a wedding photographer.

A few weeks later, I got the document the happiest day of their lives thus far. It was incredible. But, you can just go check that out for yourselves..



Ayva’s aunt was there all morning helping organize, clean up and doing errands here and there. Family was a big part of the importance of this celebration..

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And heeeerrrrreee is our beautiful bride. Ayva’s mom made her veil, I mean HOLY GORGEOUS.

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And now over to Tom’s! I couldn’t have worked my magic at this wedding without the help of my amazing second shooter, Joy. She was amazzzinnngggg.



Hey Tom!

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Tom bought Ayva a pair of Christian Louboutins for the wedding. Tom likes himself a good shoe, as Ayva joked that his shoes probably cost as much as hers.



And her dress was stunnnniiiinnnngggggg.

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I just love this shot of Ayva in the window with her mom and bridesmaid looking on.

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HEY GIRLS! Believe it or not, this is only a portion of the ladies!




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Oh, I just love this shot that Joy got. Her dad’s hand on Ayva’s shoulder, Tom’s sweet smile. All the feels, people. ALL THE FEELS.

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They’re married!!



How incredibly beautiful is this church? I was completely obsessed and knew that I had to get a few shots of them on the steps.

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A fave.

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They miiiiigggghhhttt have thought I was nuts when I pulled up next to this building. But, they totally went for it and 100% trusted me. I’m so glad, because this is one of my favorite shots EVER.

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Now this is the whole wedding party! They were super fun, and totally listened to me even though they were all freezing. I was also DYING over the different purple colors and the differing suits. It was PERFECTION.

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Goodness, there are so many things I love about this shot.

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And now we PARTY!!!

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This guy was amazing on the dance floor all night.

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Ayva + Tom, thank you both SO much for letting me in to your special day to photograph your love. You two are the best, your family and friends were great, and your wedding was one of my favorites. I adore you both so much, and I wish you nothing but love and luck. xo, Lauren

  • January 20, 2016 - 9:31 pm

    Kerri - What a fantastic wedding!! Beautiful couple and gorgeous pictures! Perfection :)ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2016 - 2:53 am

    Natalie - My absolute favorite is one you shot from the ground! These are beautiful all around! Home run, as usual, Lauren!ReplyCancel

  • January 21, 2016 - 9:40 pm

    Justina - I love everything, what a beautiful story. Their portraits are truly stunning!ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2016 - 2:29 pm

    Rachael Allex - Wow, that dress and that church, AMAZING! What a beautiful bride. That last one is so perfect, and those portraits, gah, so, so great.ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2016 - 5:36 pm

    Jenn Sawtelle - Umm, Lauren. . .these are divine! I love your eye and perspective in these. They are absolutely gorgeous, each and every one of them.ReplyCancel

  • January 22, 2016 - 5:55 pm

    Keren - You are right, that dressing gorgeous!! Beautiful work!ReplyCancel

  • January 23, 2016 - 2:31 am

    Caitlynn - Oh, man!
    1. That dress shot. Incredibly gorgeous.
    2. The girl peeking around the pew. Love images like that.
    3. That whole wedding party shot in front of the church. Woah.
    4. LOVE that white building shot. So cool.
    5. You’ve got some rockin’ reception images.

    Amazing work.ReplyCancel

  • January 24, 2016 - 7:51 pm

    erin s - Lauren! Your use of light literally makes me gasp! These are so amazingly gorgeous! LOVE!ReplyCancel

  • January 27, 2016 - 3:10 pm

    Bobbi - I couldn’t love these images more! You knocked this one out of the park! Beautiful images of a beautiful wedding! I especially love that shot with the groomsmen with the negative space.ReplyCancel

One of my very favorite things about my job is when I’m asked back to photograph the same families over and over again. Whether it’s an anniversary session for a couple whose wedding I shot, or being asked continually to document a family as they grow over the years, I consider it an honor when someone asks me to document yet another milestone in their lives.

That was the case with this family – a few year ago I got to photograph Casey’s pregnancy with Harper and then, Harper’s newborn session. When Casey was reaching the end of her most recent pregnancy, she asked me if I had any availability to photograph their new newest little love, and I was incredibly happy. Not only do I love having these people behind my lens, but I just love having these people in my life.

Casey and Sam are incredible parents and people – warm, sweet and funny. Man, are they funny. And it was so great to see Harper grow up in to an inquisitive, smart and sassy almost two year old – I have one of these at home, so it was easy territory.

Check out this perfect little family’s session in their beautiful home.

First up, a favorite. HOW CUTE ARE THEY?!

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Sam and his little guy.

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Not only are Casey and Sam beautiful, but they make some pretty beautiful kiddies too.

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Here’s Harper teaching Declan all about life. First up, clapping.

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Yup, that’s the face of a two year old jumping on the bed. PUURRRE JOY

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Oh, handsome.

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Casey is so calm as a mama. It suits her oh-so-well.

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When you’re trying to get a portrait of mama and the new baby, the old baby reminds you that she was here first.



Any now for a little bit of film love. The shots below are a mix of some Ilford 3200 and Portra 800.

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Casey + Sam + Harper + Declan, I adore your family. I can’t tell you how much it means to me to be invited back in to your space to document your beautiful life. I wish you all the luck and love in the world. xoxo, lauren

  • January 15, 2016 - 7:39 pm

    Destinee - These are perfection! My favorite type of session. Beautiful images of a beautiful family!ReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2016 - 9:34 pm

    Laurie - This is just a truly beautiful story that you’ve captured. Each image has so much love and real life within it, amazing memories for them to have always! Gorgeous work :)ReplyCancel

  • January 18, 2016 - 5:46 am

    Caitlynn - You’re so good at what you do! These are beautiful. I’m in love with so many! I adore the one of the whole family on the bed and the shot peeking around the corner with Casey & Declan. All GORGEOUS!ReplyCancel

  • January 18, 2016 - 5:19 pm

    Alison - All so good, but the film shots are espeeeecially yum!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2016 - 2:10 am

    Karen - You did such a stellar job of capturing the pure joy of a newborn in the house. So many blessings here! Fab job!ReplyCancel

  • January 20, 2016 - 2:51 pm

    Keren - What an adorable session, my heart is melting. I absolutely love the one of big sis trying to kiss baby on the couch!!!ReplyCancel

A few weeks ago, I did a styled shoot alongside Twisted Oaks Studio, and part of that was to work with an engaged couple. Well, these two aren’t engaged (they’re married with two of the most adorable boys you’ve ever seen), but Bridget is always up for anything and Brandon is a wonderful, loving husband and totally goes along with his lovely wife. I literally texted Bridget two days before the shoot and was like “heyyyyyyy, are you free?”, and she was like “yes! totally”. I adore her.

You may remember Bridget and Brandon from their maternity session and newborn session. They are clear naturals, so they were an obvious choice when deciding who to ask for this session.

I didn’t get as many shots in this area as I would’ve liked, but the ones I did get, I LOVE.



Brandon, you’re so handsome.

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Ummmm, Bridget you are SOSOSOSOSOSOSO hot!!! Seriously, what a babe!
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How cute are these two? Seriously, so in love.

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Bridget + Brandon – thank you both SO much for being amazing, hot, and totally down to come out in the pouring rain for a last minute session! I adore you both!

  • January 12, 2016 - 8:38 pm

    Maike Pulliam - These are SO Awesome. I’m with Bobbi; obsessed with the Globe series! Gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • January 12, 2016 - 10:08 pm

    Caitlynn - I’m in love that with dramatic lighting! Such beautiful work, Lauren! And, yes, they’re the perfect people for the job. Gorgeous couple.ReplyCancel

  • January 15, 2016 - 9:16 pm

    Laurie - Whaaaaaat this is so much fun and so gorgeous all at the same time!!! Adore the sitting on the black and white floor so much, and then wrapped up in the glow of the sign is so perfect!!! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • January 19, 2016 - 1:56 am

    Karen - That is the coolest place on the earth for shoots, and they are the cutest couple + great work!ReplyCancel

My first wedding of 2016 was a good one. Marcia and Erin got married on January 1st of this year, and the day was incredibly perfect. When I first met these two they talked about their rescue pitbull Layla like she was their baby, so I obviously loved them right away. I’m big into rescue, pitbulls and dogs in general.

Their wedding day was perfection. Upon walking in to the room, everyone was smiling and buzzing about. And they were all referring to one of the brides as Mar-see-a. I immediately was embarrassed, as I had been calling her Mar-sha for the past year! But Marcia was so easy going, she just brushed it off. Honestly, her & Erin probably just laughed at me a lot during their engagement session (like, “Oh my god. Why does she keep calling you Mar-sha?”) which made for some great moments.




Isn’t that just the most beautiful ring you’ve ever seen? I love how unique it is.

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Here is our beautiful bride Marcia!

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And here is Erin and her father fixing her tie. Erin (and all the guys and girls in her party) looked SHARP.



One of the cool things about their getting ready space is that it was 2 rooms connected by one large suite, so everyone could hustle about between the rooms. Erin stayed in the one room, and Marcia got ready in the open suite. Here she is getting in to her dress..

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They took a shot of something to calm the nerves.

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They did their first look in the open suite, choosing to do it in front of their bridal party and parents. I love the next shot of Erin’s face with both Erin and Marcia’s parents in the background.

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They had a flower girl and ring bearer, and then an additional 6 or 7 little girls (all nieces, or close friends kids). All the little girls were a different color of the rainbow. It was perfection.



Over at the Collingswood Ballroom…

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How incredibly ADORABLE are they?

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And now we get married!

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Erin & Marcia had a rocking party. Not a surprise though, because their family and friends were SO MUCH FUN!

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So much fun, in fact, that the fire alarms went off and the firefighters showed up in the kitchen.

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Marcia + Erin, thank you for allowing me to capture your beautiful wedding day. I felt like family all day, and it was the perfect way to bring in 2016. Love you both!!

  • January 10, 2016 - 3:19 am

    Karen - Hads down- favorite wedding of the year, I know its early, but this wedding just shines! It is shot beautifully! Such love and happiness! Congrats!ReplyCancel

  • January 10, 2016 - 6:05 am

    Caitlynn - Love the purple shoes and tie! And the shot of the kiddos gathered around the cell phone – ha! Great moments you captured. You really rocked those reception images. Such a party! Beautiful work.ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2016 - 7:41 pm

    Maike Pulliam - Ahhhh! These images are beautiful! I LOVE their getting ready situation. I wish ever wedding I shot had that going on!!! And I SERIOUSLY love how her dress comes up in the front to show her shoes a bit. So great.ReplyCancel

  • January 11, 2016 - 9:13 pm

    Deyka - Beautiful!!!!! Simple yet very elegant. Great job!ReplyCancel