I'm Lauren, a lifestyle and family photographer serving families near the Twin Cities in Wisconsin. I have a passion for capturing the genuine, candid, and timeless moments of motherhood. As a 30-something mama to a beautiful little girl myself, I get that this time of life is precious. My daughter Ruth, or Ruthie as we call her, brings joy and sunshine to my world on a daily basis, and since becoming a mother I’ve been completely inspired to capture those sweet motherhood memories that seem to go by way too fast. Like you, I’ve realized that time seems to be ticking away too quickly, and I get a little teary-eyed when I pack away the little baby clothes that don’t fit anymore.

I have a passion for preserving the moments that seem to disappear in a blink. I first snagged my mom’s camera for impromptu BFF photoshoots and amateur landscape photography adventures. I've had a special love for the magic of moments frozen in time. And now, equipped with a graphic design degree and years of professional photography experience, I have a deeply rooted understanding of color and balance that enables me to deliver artful images you’ll adore. But what I’m most thrilled to offer is an experience you’ll treasure as much as the photos you hang in your living room. When I’m not taking photos, you can find me spending time with my sweet daughter Ruthie and my college sweetheart-turned-husband. We love taking our chocolate lab, Belle, on walks to the local Dairy Queen, or out exploring all the beauty Western Wisconsin has to offer. Evenings and rainy days look like a cup of tea or coffee on the couch watching Gilmore Girls. I love Jesus, the colors and crisp air of fall in the midwest, and going on adventures.

Do you hate those stiff and stuffy traditional family portraits? You know the ones I’m talking about — the ones filled with awkward smiles and matching T-shirts. Well, I do, too! And I can’t wait to share how I see family photography through my lens.

By incorporating dynamic movement and gentle prompts, we can document your family as it truly is, with shining authenticity. And by letting your personalities lead the way, we will fill a gallery with images that feel natural, beautiful, and filled with wonder. How do I do it? Let’s dive into my process!

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