Hi, I'm Lauren, the moment magician behind the lens!

I live for those genuine smiles, cozy poses, and belly laughs

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Fact 1

I was born and raised in Kinsman, Ohio. Graduated from Joseph Badger just like my parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.

Fact 2

My favorite season is from the beginning of September through mid-November. My favorite holidays are during this time too, as well as our wedding anniversary, and my birthday!

Fact 3

I have been in business since 2008, but I have had a camera in my hand since I was 10. Every moment behind the camera is a joy-filled adventure!

Fact 4

I will talk your ear off at first, but once my introvert calms down I find myself laughing with my clients like we have known each other forever.

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Meet Lauren

I'm that artsy mom photographer—the girl who picked up a camera at age 10 and had a blast during a photo shoot with her dog! High school was a journey of awkwardly navigating through life behind a camera lens, attending photojournalism classes at The Tribune Chronicles, and leaving my mark in the mid-2000s Joseph Badger High School yearbooks. Growing up in Kinsman, OH, being an art kid definitely set me apart from the cool farm kids, but hey, it's all part of the fun!

My days were filled with adventures, exploring different corners of Northeastern Ohio with friends, and capturing moments through photoshoots. After high school, I set sail for Youngstown, where I dove into classes at Youngstown State University and crossed paths with my now-husband. He's been my rock through the rollercoaster of starting a business from scratch, helping me uncover my true passion—freezing every little moment in time forever. While the name may be new, my photography journey has been lighting up the Mahoning Valley since 2008.

Photography isn't just a job for me—it's my happy place, my escape from the ordinary. Amidst my love for graphic design, macramé, watercolor painting, and keeping my indoor plants alive, photography is where I truly shine. Whether I'm shedding tears at weddings, capturing the growth of little ones in annual family portrait sessions, or chatting with seniors about their big dreams, every moment behind the camera is a joy-filled adventure!

I live for those genuine smiles, cozy poses, and belly laughs that light up my sessions. Photography isn't just a hobby—it's a part of who I am. The weddings I've laughed and cried through, the endless photos I've snapped, and the places I've explored all hold a special place in my heart, creating timeless memories that will be cherished for generations. 

Every Moment Holds Magic, Let's Capture Them All!

Lauren was the hype woman we needed to feel beautiful throughout the day

Amanda D.