Lauryn’s senior session was a very meaningful session for me and it marks how far I’ve come in my journey as a photographer. Five years ago, I got an email from a girl named Lexi who was responding to a model call I placed seeking a senior who would let me practice taking her portrait in return for free senior photos. Lexi is Lauryn’s oldest sibling.
In 2014, Lexi’s parents emailed me and asked if I’d take their son Logan’s senior photos. Naturally I was excited and said, “Yes, I’d love to!” They also said they loved the photo I had taken of Lexi in the window of a dilapidated building and wondered if we could take a similar photo of Logan there. Again I agreed. During Logan’s session, his parents mentioned offhandedly that they also had a younger daughter and how cool would it be to take her senior photos in the same area. I nodded and hoped against hope that I’d have the opportunity to take their youngest child’s senior photos too…but I didn’t want to get my hopes up. I was still an emerging photographer and surely they’d find another photographer they wanted to go with three years down the road.
Well, low and behold…I got to photograph Lauryn, too. If that wasn’t enough of a treat, Lexi tagged along for the session, which gave me a really surreal sense of time. I feel so blessed to have met and worked with Lexi, Logan, Lauryn, and their parents. I’ve witnessed how each family member has grown over five years and I’ve been able to tangibly see the growth of my photography business and abilities, too. The Bergevin family has given me a gift that I truly will treasure forever!
There was a chunk of time in our wedding planning when we thought we'd go without a professional photographer to save on cost (terrible idea!) but once we met with Lauren, we knew we'd be in good hands. She checked in often and asked questions that got us thinking about other parts of the wedding that we probably would've missed. Lauren captured exactly who we are as a couple!
Lauren and her team are so much fun to work with! She made us feel so comfortable on the day of our wedding, providing both silly and helpful cues to help us relax and be ourselves in our photos. Lauren’s background in dance is super helpful in recognizing simple posture changes that make a big difference, too. Oh, and the photos we got are just stunning!
My husband and I looked FOR MONTHS to find the perfect photographer and after meeting Lauren we knew was the best fit for us. She made our day so much fun and easy. She found little opportunities to make the perfect photo all with a calm ease that comes from someone who has an artistic eye along with experience in understanding the flow of a wedding.
I've been in several weddings and have worked with a multitude of photographers and I never felt as confident as I did with Lauren. I love how professional she is. She helped with the timeline way in advance and we stuck to that timeline the day of. She was also able to professionally and firmly keep unruly family members settled and focused and navigated family drama beautifully!