Family Investment Guide
A Little About Lauren So to start with the basics: -I’m a small town girl married to my best friend -Mommy to two, beautiful little girls -I’m completely addicted to chocolate and books -My other gig is running my blog, The Message Mama -At 17 I decided to start the business you see today Yup, you read that right, I was 17 when I shot my very first wedding. I may have had no idea what I was doing then, but ever since, I have been determined to grow my photography into my dream. And thanks to my husband, I get to do just that! When we had our daughter, I became a fulltime mom and took my photography full time as well. So you can pretty much always find me either in yoga pants with a baby on my hip, at my computer writing some blogs or taking an online class, or out with my camera around my neck with some awesome people (that’s you). It’s kinda the best. One thing I am super passionate about, is making people feel loved. I love spoiling my family, friends, and my clients. When I was little, I would bring my teachers presents just because, or I would wrap up the silliest things to give to my mom (which are still sitting on her dresser). I believe that everyone deserves to feel special, because let’s be real, you do. So if there is one thing you need to know about me, it’s that I love to love. I love love stories, I love loving my family, I love loving my clients. So don’t be surprised when I want to hear every little detail about how you met, how he proposed, and everything about your wedding, or if you get something from me just because. I want to love, live life simply, and create the most beautiful memories.
Why Choose Me Yup, Iâ€™m going there. There are lots of amazing photographers out there, so why choose me? Because I want to be your friend. I want to hear your story. I want to get to know your family and have fun with you. Because I put my friends and family first. Because that means that I care, that I am not going to put my paycheck first. I am going to put my friends and family first. And remember what I said above, I want to be your friend. That means you come first. If you read the previous page about me, you read I love love. And yeah, you kinda expect that from a family photographer, but I take it to a new level. When I leave a session with you, hear your story, think about your kids and your grandkids looking at the photos I am going to take to tell your familyâ€™s story, I feel a high. So pick me. Choose me. Love me! Yup, I went there too.
Full Family Session 2 Outfits 1 Locations 50+ Edited Photos Weekday Session $350
Extended Family Session Approximately 1 Hour Weekday Session
Photos of Each Family Individually
Easy Share Online Gallery with 50+ Photos
$500 An additional $25 will be required for every adult after the first 8 adults
Lifestyle Family Session
These sessions are fantastic for busy kids or times of the year when the weather is unpredictable. They are laid back and candid. Playing with the kids, tickle fights, and kisses are highly encouraged. Donâ€™t worry if the toddler is running around. Donâ€™t worry if the baby is crying. Lifestyle sessions document just that, life. Your life. 2 Outfits In Your Home One Hour Weekday Session 50+ Edited Photos
Just the Kids 2 Outfits
(but I suggest sticking to 1)
1 Location 50+ Edited Photos Weekday Session $250
Add Ons For Your Session 20 Page Layflat Book 8x8 $120 10x10 $145
Additional Location $50
Weekend Date $50
What They’re Saying
Her flexibility and availability allowed our busy family to squeeze in a photo session last minute, and the photos are absolutely incredible! She makes her job look so effortless, and the end result is amazing. She had a great amount of patience with my nephews and made us laugh through the process. I would recommend her in a heartbeat. -Katie McMillan
Lauren has taken our family pictures twice. The first time in July 2015 when our daughter was 6 months and again this past October when she was 21 months. Both times I could not believe how well the pictures turned out. She was able to capture lots of smiles and adorable poses the first time, even though Nora was very squirmy. The second time Nora pouted the entire time, but thanks to Lauren the pictures still turned out great. Lauren was easy to work with and was flexible with our schedule. The pictures were back to us in record time, no waiting at all! We can’t wait for Lauren to take all our future family pictures and cannot recommend her enough! -Erin Coleman Zulbeari
Lauren is super talented and is obviously extremely passionate about the art of photography. She traveled to us for our family photos (thank you!), was super flexible on times based on or daughter’s schedule, gave us a TON of amazing photos that were edited and sent to us that same day. Amazing. We are so happy with all of them and can’t recommend her enough. -Liz Hoscheid
W hat ’s Nex t ? Send me an email and we will set a date! After that, I’ll send you over a contract so we both know what to expect of the other, a questionnaire so I make sure I have all the details to prepare for your session, and an invoice for you to pay the deposit that goes towards your total! You can do it all from one page on your phone, your tablet, your computer, wherever you want! It’s pretty simple, and I like simple! Once we have the session, I’ll edit the photos within two to three days. Then I will upload them to a gallery where you will be able to download the digital images and purchase prints that will be delivered straight to you.