When someone who works in the wedding industry contacts me about taking their engagement photos, I get a healthy mix of excitement (“Yay they love my work and they see A LOT of work!”) and sheer terror (“OMG, what if I fall short of their expectations and they hate me forever?!”). However, when Nicole – lead planner and owner of N. Malone Events – contacted me about taking her Seaport Boston engagement photos, I was absolutely thrilled!!
Another day brings another opportunity to share some adorable Boston engagement photos. This time, with Qin and Justin. Win and Justin are fire, and not just because they crushed their engagement session on the hottest day of the summer. But because they’re overflowing with a passionate love for each other.
Gemma and Modi’s Minneapolis River Flats engagement session was a session I’ll always remember! It’s not just because Gemma and I are dance pals. But rather, because it was full of so many laughs, a bit of adventure, and a wee bit of playful teasing.
I first met Allison and Jeff and Emily and Andy’s wedding in 2017. Allison was a bridesmaid in their wedding and at one point during the day, she told me they (the other wedding party plus Jeff) were going to “ice” the bride and groom so I should “get ready.”
For such a small item a lot of controversy surrounds them and the diamond industry. Thankfully, there are ethical diamonds and diamond alternatives out there for all of you babes and dudes who want a pretty piece of bling but don’t want to support a problematic industry.
Congratulations friend! You just said yes to your fiancé and you’re over the moon excited and can’t wait to start planning your dream wedding! But where should you start? Before you get in over your head, let me take your hand and walk you through the first 5 things I recommend doing after you become engaged.
There are so many things to be thankful for – yes, even in the wild year that was 2020. For Candace and Chase, on Thanksgiving Day morning, they added one more pretty epic item to their “I’m thankful for XYZ” list! Y’all know how much I geek out over love, right? So when I have the chance to photograph a proposal I geek out and squeal extra hard.
Engagement sessions are always special. They’re often the first professional photographs a couple takes together that specifically showcases how much they love each other. And what makes engagement photographs even more special is when they’re taken in a place that holds sentimental meaning for the couple. And that’s exactly what Jana and Ben wanted for their engagement session.
How do we even start to say thank you for all the work and effort you put into our wedding day?
- Josie and Scott
Lauren played such a meaningful role in our wedding, capturing the day in photos that we'll look back on for the rest of our lives. She kept Scott and me calm and sane - Lauren is a miracle worker! She put in 100% effort and gave us her very best, and that means so much to me. Seeing our photographs makes me so excited and so happy that Lauren was with us on this journey.
Lauren made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable!
- Amy and Luke
We just wanted to say thank you again so much for your amazing work. You were seriously incredible to work with and we loved the locations you suggested for both our engagement shoot and the spots in Stillwater. We were very worried about getting professional photos done since we had never done it before, but you made the process so easy and made us feel so comfortable. Thank you!
Working with Lauren was easy breezy and FUN! She gave us our most treasured photos ever!
- GRACE AND NICK
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's enthusiasm and passion make the photo-taking process so fun – she made me feel like a star!
- Alisa AND Adam
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!
Lauren was pivotal in making our wedding day perfect!
- Emma AND Erik
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.
Not only is Lauren an amazing human being, but she is an awesome photographer!
- Haley AND Erick
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!