Lauren T Photography | About Me
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About Me

Hi there – I’m Lauren!  I’m so HAPPY you’re here!

I’m a photographer based in Belleville, Illinois with my husband, Nick. I did not grow up thinking I wanted to be a wedding photographer.  In fact, I have a college degree in criminal justice.  Where are my true crime/mystery lovers at?? I love coffee and I am an obsessed dog mom.  If that sounds like you, we might already be best friends!

I absolutely adore my job and love working with ALL of my clients. When you see my blog, I hope you see real moments that tell a story.  Being able to spend one of the most important days with amazing couples is such a gift.  I will be there to document your day, be your hype girl, and be there every step of the way to celebrate with you!

A few other things about me: Target and Chick-Fil-A are my jam, but if I’m being honest, I don’t usually turn down food or shopping trips.  I really do believe in investing in experiences and memories instead of material items – which is one of the many reason why I love being a wedding photographer.

I would love the opportunity to meet you and discuss any of the special events in your life!

Windows on Washington Wedding Photo

Where even to begin?!… Lauren is simply A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! As I was planning the wedding, Lauren was there to answer all of my questions, meet when needed, and take our at home engagement photos.  She always went above and beyond to make sure Sean and I had everything we dreamt of.  Before our wedding Lauren laid out a day-of schedule and even adapted it last minute to accommodate our wishes.  She made sure every element of our day was perfect – from the schedule, to the coordination of photo locations, and even the timing of sunset. She not only kept us on schedule, but created memories for us that we will cherish forever.  If you are looking for someone to be a planner and photographer in one – LAUREN is your girl! She will be our lifetime photographer from here on out!


Wedding Photos

Nick & Carter St. Louis Wedding Photo

I cannot recommend Lauren enough! I knew when I started searching for a photographer that I didn’t really want to go with a large company where I would be sent one of their many photographers. It just felt impersonal. So when I found Lauren’s site, read her bio, and saw her beautiful photos, I thought I might be onto something. Even our first experience talking with her was just so easy – my husband and I lived out of the state at the time so we Facetimed Lauren for our first meeting and she was so sweet! She made us feel special and important from the very beginning. She worked very well with us even though we were out of state, and when it rained and was 32 degrees out on the morning we had planned to do engagement photos, she encouraged us to go ahead and take photos in the rain anyways! We had travelled 6 hours to be here, so we went for it and the photos turned out to be amazing! What could have been a really disappointing experience was turned in to such a fun and exciting one by Lauren’s attitude to it all. And her sweet husband came with her to hold her umbrella while she took our photos. I knew then that we had definitely made the right choice in our photographer. Also, I highly recommend taking engagement pictures with her, it was a great time to get to know her a little better and feel more comfortable taking professional pictures before the wedding. Leading up to the wedding, Lauren was super attentive and easy to communicate with. She utilized Honeybook, which made organization super easy. Then on the wedding day, Lauren captured everything perfectly! She kept us on track throughout the day, but nothing ever felt rushed. She and her second shooter were so encouraging and fun to be around throughout the entire day even though they were on the feet essentially nonstop for 10 hours. As someone who really doesn’t like having my photo taken, Lauren made it so easy. She gave gentle and straightforward instructions to put my husband and I in natural looking poses. She helped keep us laughing and comfortable too. After the wedding, Lauren posted sneak peeks in the first couple weeks and even managed to get all our photos to us early, less than a month after the wedding! I cannot express enough how sweet and hard-working Lauren is. I’m so thankful I found her for our wedding photographer, and I know we will use her again and again in the future for anniversary and family shoots!


Wedding Photos

Washington, Missouri Alex and Gabi Wedding Photo

I’d highly recommend Lauren as a photographer. In fact, I don’t plan on using any other photographer services for the rest of my life. I first met Lauren when she photographed my elopement.  I had no idea what I wanted but what she delivered was beyond anything I ever expected.  She made a cloudy day look beautiful! And helped my husband and I with the poses and everything in a very natural and fun way.  So I obviously asked her to photograph our wedding reception, and again, she didn’t disappoint.  She even helped me fix my hair! Lauren is just an incredible person and photographer!


Wedding Photos

I care about you

I want to be your bestie! I want to hear about how you met, how he popped the questions, what your favorite drink is, and even your pets.

Real and Authentic

I make it simple for you and focus on those candid moments that come natural to two people crazy in love! I want your photos to bring those emotions that you felt come rushing right back.