Wedding 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 make sure your day goes the way YOU want it to. 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 wedding photographer, but I take it to a new level. When I leave a meeting with you, hear your love story, think about your kids and your grandkids looking at the photos I am going to take to tell your love story, I feel a high. So pick me. Choose me. Love me! Yup, I went there too.
This package is if you want to make sure your entire day is covered from start to finish.
10 Hours of Coverage Second Shooter
Online Gallery of 500+ Photos 10x10 Layflat Album 5x5 Heirloom Album Engagement Session $4000
This package is my most popular package and will cover a wide variety of your day.
8 Hours of Coverage Second Shooter
Online Gallery of 500+ Photos 8x8 Layflat Album Engagement Session $3500
This package is ideal for if you are only having a ceremony or reception.
5 Hours of Coverage Online Gallery of 300+ Photos 5x5 Layflat Album Engagement Session $2500
En ga g e m e n t Se ss i on If you are looking to just do an engagement session, or arenâ€™t sure which package you want to do yet, then letâ€™s begin documenting those memories of the beginning of your adventure towards becoming husband and wife. Online Gallery of 50+ Photos
One Hour Photo Session
Personal Use Print Release
Add Ons For Your Wedding Package
$250 an Hour
Destination Weddings Know what’s better than getting married, getting married in a beautiful location. And I want to be there with you to help you remember every sun soaked moment.
10 Hours of Coverage Online Gallery of 500+ Photos 10x10 Layflat Album 5x5 Heirloom Album These are some of the most popular destinations, but we can find a package that works best for wherever you plan to say your “I Do’s!”
Dominican Republic $6000
*Prices subject to change if travel costs are more than the estimated built in cost
Add Ons For Your Wedding Package Heirloom Album
$250 an Hour
What Theyâ€™re Saying
What a wonderful experience we had working with, Lauren! She is calm, flexible, and thoughtful in everything she does. We planned our wedding from abroad and had limited time to meet before the wedding. She worked around our schedule during the hectic holiday season and made time for us. We could tell she really listened to our story and made an effort to understand us as a couple. We absolutely love the photos of our wedding day! Her work is incredible and reflects our personalities. We would recommend Lauren to anyone looking for an outstanding wedding photographer. -Mary Sutton
With Lauren a new friendship has begun. We are thankful to treasure and joyfully share with family and friends the beautiful album that displays the many pictures of our memorable wedding. In addition to being talented and creative, there are many words to describe Laurenâ€™s professionalism and personality. Feelings and emotions speak from her photos as she truly does CAPTURE those special moments. We appreciate the blessing she was in our day as we celebrated with those most dear to our hearts. She is beyond amazing! -Lorena Reviglio Johnson
If I could give 6 stars I would. We planned our wedding from Georgia and Lauren was more than just a photographer. She graciously allowed me to contact her throughout the wedding planning process for suggestions on different vendors, ideas and more. I felt like I already knew her once we met. She took the worlds most amazing wedding photos. We have not stopped staring at them, and her turn around time is unmatched. I HIGHLY recommend Lauren for any of your photography needs. We not only gained amazing wedding photos, but a friend too. I hope to keep in touch and visit again for a fabulous family photo session. -Melanie Camasta
W hat ’s Nex t ? Now it’s time to set up a meeting! If you aren’t sure what will work best for you, if you have any questions at all, or if you just want me to buy you a cup of coffee, lets get together and figure everything out. 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 start planning your day, 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! Then if you are planning on doing an engagement session, we’ll set a date at the meeting. When the wedding is about 2 months away, I like to set up another meeting and go over any details and the timeline. But of course if you need help with the timeline before that, I’m your go to woman! I’ll also send out another questionnaire so I am fully prepared to make sure I capture every little detail, and every big moment, of your special day. When the big day comes, we will be there, we will make sure you look flawless, we will party it up with you, take some (read that: a lot of) gorgeous photos, and we will of course enjoy your cake too. About 2 weeks after your wedding you will recieve your online gallery, then about 3-4 weeks after your wedding you will recieve your album, and probably a little somethin’ somethin’ because, well, I love to spoil my friends.