We pride ourselves on AN exceptional client experience and promise your time with us will be genuine, creative, and comfortable. But don’t just take our word for it. See what our couples are saying about the collective!

The Lauren Louise Collective has an eye for capturing raw emotion in every moment. Ours and our guests’ personalities shined throughout our wedding photos, and I could not be happier. Their journalistic style allows for real, beautiful moments to unfold rather than a myriad of staged photos. Beyond their talent, they are a joy to work with, providing a calm yet fun presence which made it easier for us to let our guards down even in the seemingly anxious moments. We’d hire them again in a heartbeat!
— Katherine + Michael, Florida // Destination Photography

Lauren is the only photographer to hire for your wedding! Lauren was an absolute dream to work with from start to finish. Not only is she unbelievably creative and talented, she has a way of making you feel comfortable immediately and as a result, her images truly capture the genuine moments between you and your partner and your loved ones that could be missed if you only received staged, standard wedding portraits. She knows what she wants and knows how to get what she wants. TRUST her vision and you will not be disappointed! We feel so fortunate to have had her as our engagement and wedding photographer and to now call her a friend.

We also hired her associate, Elizabeth, for our month-of planning and day-of styling/coordinating and HOLY COW we cannot imagine the process without her! She relieved so much stress for us. Elizabeth really took the time to understand our hopes and dreams for the day and worked tirelessly with her team to execute our vision. It was such a gift to have her behind the scenes, driving the whole thing forward. We love her and her team and are beyond thankful to have had them in our corner. We can’t recommend Lauren Louise Collective enough!
— Beth + Max, BALTIMORE // Photography + Month of Coordination

Lauren and her Associate were amazing and made our engagement pictures so fun to take! Lauren’s Associate did an engagement highlight film which exceeded all of my expectations! I had never seen an engagement video before, but now I think everyone needs to do it. It is so cool that it shows all of the fun we had with the two of them throughout the whole shoot. I have received so many compliments from people. So excited for Lauren to work her magic on our wedding day!
— Alex + Trevor, New York // photography + videography

We initially chose LLC because of Lauren’s absolutely beautiful photographs. We wanted to hire the photographer and coordinator as a team, which we thought would help with communication and styling - we were right!

Lauren takes stunning photographs. End of story. She has confidence, knows what looks good and what doesn’t, knows how to relax people in front of the camera (which we were definitely in need of!) She made great use of the stormy lighting and from what I have seen so far from our sneak-peaks, these are going to be the best pictures we will probably ever have taken of ourselves!

Elizabeth really went over and above as a day-of coordinator. She was so great at staying in touch in the run up to the wedding and helping out with getting details finalised. If you want someone who is a genuinely lovely person, professional and personable, this is your wedding planner. She is also a great problem-solver. We had a tornado hit ten miles from our venue and flash flooding. Not an issue. Barely flinched. Everything that was planned for outside got moved seamlessly inside, including rejigging decorations that had a very set space. She did a great job of making everything look really calm on the surface when there is no way there wasn’t at least a teeny bit of panic/craziness underneath!

Kristin was always there when you needed her, she was quick, efficient, friendly. An awesome assistant. She also did a great job of getting the bridal suite beautifully candlelit when the weather got gross and it really made it feel like a very special space.
— Rosie + Joe, Leesburg VA // Day of Coordination and Photography

Elizabeth [the collective’s in-house planner] is a true visionary and expert problem-solver. She navigated every aspect of the day with class and grace. We genuinely could not have done this without her and are so glad we made a lovely friend through the process.
— Mack + Nicole, Washington dc // full service planning

The only wedding advice I will ever give to anyone is to find the best photographer, and since you’re reading this, you’ve found her! When we found Lauren, I had no vision for my wedding day but my husband and I clicked with her instantly. We thought we’d get married locally, but then decided we wanted to elope to the desert in Nevada and Lauren jumped right on board! When we made it to the desert in April, Lauren was hard at work instantly, taking gorgeous shots of my dress, and small getting-ready moments with my parents. We hopped in the car and drove out to our designated spot in the desert, and even though our ceremony was so, so quick, Lauren captured so many moments that, looking at them all now, it looks like we were out there blissfully enjoying the day for hours. Lauren helped us through some unexpected wind and got us to relax, and was directing us like rapid fire to catch the sun just right. I can tell she came into this with a vision, and the result was absolutely a dream come true. We sent out wedding announcements with one of my favorite photos and ever since, that is ALL anyone could talk about. We didn’t need a theme for our post-elopement party because we framed all our photos and they were the star of the show!
— Carolyn + Charlie, Nevada // Destination photography

Elizabeth went so far above and beyond to make sure our event went off as smoothly and beautifully, and—most importantly—as effortlessly for us as possible. She captured our vision and went about making it happen exactly as we hoped, even within our tight timeline. Dealing with the unique challenges of the holiday season, she was ready with creative solutions for anything that popped up unexpectedly, and was so confident and reassuring at all times that we got to enjoy seeing our vision come to life without distraction or extra stress.
— Carolyn + Mallory, washington dc // Full service planning

Lauren was the best decision we made while planning our wedding! We found Lauren while searching for a photographer for our engagement photos. Since we’d be getting married in Italy, we decided it would be best to find a local photographer for the actual wedding. That all changed the moment we spoke with Lauren! During our first phone chat, she shared her philosophy of working with couples from start to finish, building rapport along the way. We were so taken by Lauren’s professionalism and genuine passion for what she does that when she offered to fly to Italy for the wedding, our old plan went out the window! From the engagement shoot to the wedding, Lauren leaves no detail unplanned and put my Type A mind at ease from the beginning. She has incredible patience and a calmness that any couple needs the day of their wedding. Our wedding party (and guests) spoke three different languages, but that didn’t faze her in the slightest. Lauren perfectly captured everything as we remember it- silly faces and bad dance moves included! We couldn’t be happier with our decision to have Lauren photograph our day!
— Michelle + Rudi, Florence Italy // Destination Photography

Working with the Lauren Louise Collective was the best wedding related decision we made. We knew that the photos would be what kept the spirit of our special day alive, and we couldn’t have been in better hands. She and her team were kind and genuine, kept us organized without being pushy, and really listened to what we wanted. She was an absolute BLAST to be with all day too. 13/10 would absolutely recommend!
— Patty + Killian, Maryland // photography and videography

Having a good photographer was one of our priorities for our wedding. I knew the day was going to be a whirlwind and I wanted to be able to look back and at least have one photo where my eyes weren’t closed. Lauren absolutely delivered — I don’t think we’ve ever looked as good in pictures and I know I probably won’t again! We also hired Elizabeth as our day-of coordinator and I don’t know what we would have done without her — I definitely would have lost my mind, of that I’m sure.

First, I can’t overstate the importance of finding a photographer with whom you have a good rapport — Lauren has this charisma where you instantly feel at ease and like you’ve known her your whole life. It frankly made me less nervous and I think that translates really well in the photos. She’s also a master of making you look the best in posed photos - giving little positioning directions that you look elegant without looking stiff. Every time I look at the pictures I’ll notice another candid moment that Lauren managed to capture or simply marvel at how she somehow can translate emotion in a still picture — I find myself smiling and definitely not crying (jk definitely crying) because you can FEEL what we were feeling in these photos.

Second, get you a planner who is superhuman. Elizabeth took over six weeks (!) before the wedding and it was like a literal weight was lifted from my shoulders. At our first meeting she went through her checklist (and mine bc of course I had my own) and said “I’ll take care of it” to literally everything... and then...did?? I was fully prepared to have to follow up with vendors and micromanage but I basically didn’t have to do anything. It was magical. Elizabeth and her team did so much work and went above and beyond in literally every way to ensure we had a perfect day.

Anyway, if you’re struggling with choosing a photographer because there are 72525 million to choose from, and you like the style of Lauren’s photos, go for it ASAP. Lauren is incredible and I feel so lucky that we were able to work with her. And if you need a day-of coordinator (or a full blown wedding planner!) pick Elizabeth - she has the eye for design and the capability to pull it off and pull it off well!
— Emily + Mike, Maryland // Photography and Day of Coordination

Lauren’s team was simply amazing. I still have my bridesmaids, mother and mother-in-law raving about them. Not only did the pictures come out amazing, Lauren and her team were masters at taking charge to make sure the day ran smoothly. They were the utmost professional, but still had a very easy going, friendly vibe and was able to handle the 2 kids we had in our wedding party also! They kept us on track, time-wise and worked super well with the other vendors, too! I was as stress free as I could be because of Lauren and her team. I would recommend them to ANYONE!
— Jacki + Dan, New York // destination photography

Hire The Lauren Louise Collective and you will NOT be disappointed! Lauren has an amazing artistic eye and is a dream to work with. We did our engagement photos in the July heat off of the GW parkway. I’m not much of a model and there were walkers and joggers all over and quite frankly, I was a little nervous to see how they would turn out. But when we got our photos I was blown away. I couldn’t believe the gorgeous people in the photos were me and my fiancé! Above all else, I was blown away by the beautiful and scenic setting. It looked like a completely different place— like John and I were posing in our own private escape. I am so thankful for the beautiful photos we received; they will be cherished for a lifetime.
— Ann + John, Washington dc // photography

We loved Lauren’s presence and vision during our wedding day! She is patient and comforting in the midst of all the chaos of the day. Lauren’s photos are beautiful and we will cherish them forever!
— Maggie + Chris, Virginia // photography

I don’t even know where to start when it comes to saying how wonderful Lauren’s work is as a photographer and how wonderful she has been to work with. I created and design the wedding flowers for one of her clients in 2016 and she went above and beyond on her artwork and her kindness as a supportive vendor. It was such a blessing to work with someone so kind, caring and with a true passion for her work. I am so honored to post her photos to my fb page, website, instagram and most of all display her artwork in my office. Without a doubt she has been truly amazing to work with!
— Christy, New York // destination photography

We chose the Lauren Louise Collective for our wedding and it was one of the best decisions we made! Lauren was already booked for our date when we contacted her, but she gave us the option of working with her Associate. We were hesitant at first because we loved Lauren’s eye, photography style, and editing techniques and weren’t sure if the photos would have the same feel with her Associate. We decided to go with the Associate and are SOOOO glad we did!! She was so helpful and easy to communicate with throughout the entire process. On the day of the wedding, she was professional, warm, and made us feel at ease! The photos look amazing and have the exact lighting and emotion we were hoping for!
— Allison + Michael, Virginia // associate photography

As a photographer myself, I knew exactly what I wanted for photos, and I had such a hard time finding someone who fit with my own style well. I’m so glad I found Lauren Louise Collective, because they took what was in my head and made it an even better reality! They have a true talent for finding gorgeous light and capturing the unique, authentic love a couple has! I love the way our pictures turned out, and we will cherish them forever.
— Faith + Stephen, Maryland // photography

To put it simply: Lauren is incredible. Just take a look at her portfolio and it’s undeniable. But her artistic eye and skill aren’t the only things that make her an incredible photographer. Lauren is poised and professional, and seems incapable of taking an unflattering photo. As a woman with insecurities and flaws, I was blown away by the photos she took of me — I felt truly beautiful in every one. Lauren directs photo shoots effortlessly and made both my fiance and I feel at ease while we were being photographed. She was up for trying any of our location ideas, but had picked spots of her own that I would have never noticed! We took pictures at a train station in West Palm Beach — when we got the photos back it looked as though we had been transported to a European city! She has such an eye for what she does. Choose Lauren for your engagement, wedding, maternity, lifestyle photos, whatever — you’ll be so glad you did.
— Vanessa + Vince, Florida // destination photography

We were comfortable with Lauren Louise Collective from the very beginning. She is absolutely fantastic in every way a photographer can be- you almost don’t know she’s there yet she gives direction effortlessly. She is compassionate, understanding, calm and organized. Her work is phenomenal and speaks for itself, she could make a parking lot look beautiful!
— Catherine + Steve, Maryland // photography

Lauren was so amazing throughout the entire process! She made shooting our engagement photos effortless and fun. Lauren’s incredibly professional while maintaining a light and happy atmosphere, and it absolutely shows in the photos. Her response and turnover time is unbelievable, I don’t know how she does it. The end result was more than we could ever have hoped for, and it’s all because of her!
— Nicole + Steve, New York // destination photography

Lauren is not only incredibly talented at what she does, she also happens to be the sweetest person! Prior to the wedding, Lauren communicated very well when it came to timeline and planning. She made sure to work out each and every detail to ensure no ‘day of’ stress. She graciously met with me in person to talk things over-always clarifying what we wanted as a couple. On the day of our wedding, she blew our expectations out of the water. Truly, Lauren is someone who knows how to capture each moment IN the moment. She was not intrusive in anyway; capturing the ceremony respectfully and the reception with all the fun and memorable moments without stopping the party. Our wedding was in the afternoon and our reception started in the evening, what is a long day for anyone didn’t phase her. Lauren worked tirelessly to deliver incredible work. Our pictures of us as a couple are everything I could have hoped for and more. Her use of natural light is exceptional, and she made us feel very comfortable and made us laugh. Overall, I could talk for days about how talented Lauren is.
— Alex + Alfred, Maryland // photography

I knew prior to even being engaged I’d ask Lauren to be our wedding photographer someday. I had followed her work and admired her gorgeous style that captures the natural, raw, real moments. We were blown away by our engagement pictures and so was everyone we shared them with. Lauren makes you feel SO comfortable and beautiful at all times. For our wedding day, it was great to know we had someone to capture what we’d look back on forever and she went beyond my expectations which I didn’t think could be higher. My husband and I LOVE our wedding photos- I could really go on and on about my love for Lauren and will always recommend her with full confidence. Thank you Lauren for being SO talented and for being such a great friend during such a special time in our lives!
— Taylor + Josh, New York // destination photography

Lauren’s style is unique and captures not only the moment but the feeling and emotions of a wedding day, as well. Lauren shot our engagement photos and wedding and I could not have been more thrilled with how they came out. They are gorgeous and every other wedding she has done has been equally as amazing. I’ve gotten so many compliments on the photos and am so excited to have them printed and up on our walls to be able to look at every day. Not only is Lauren talented but she is also very professional, has great energy and is wonderful to work with. She kept our wedding on track and I don’t know what I would have done without her!
— Allison + Frank, Virginia // photography

We have used Lauren for an engagement session, our rehearsal dinner, our wedding, and a boudoir session and it has been a great experience every time! Lauren’s photography stands out because she has a way of using light and capturing real, candid moments. Her photos never look forced or posed or fake. If, like us, you feel a little awkward about being photographed she is amazing at making you feel comfortable and guiding you through. She is so friendly and professional. The photos are seriously incredible every single time. We definitely recommend her to anyone and everyone and I’m sure we’ll use her again.
— Julia + Jerry, Florida // destination photography

We were so glad we hired Lauren Louise Collective for our wedding in Maryland. Lauren is professional, fun, hardworking, artistic and totally worth the investment. She was very organized and helpful leading up to our big day, encouraging me to think through things like where to get ready or do my first look. On the day of the wedding, her ease and smiles were just what I needed to feel confident for my photos. After the wedding, her turn around time was so efficient! All in all, her suggestions made our photos look fantastic and we are so grateful that we could enjoy them shortly after our honeymoon. Lauren is fanatic to work with and her photos are incredible. Worth every penny!
— Stephanie + Matthew, Maryland // photography

On our wedding day, Lauren went above and beyond her duty as our photographer- she was truly a friend! She helped steam my veil in the hotel room while everyone was getting ready and made sure I had wine to calm my nerves! Lauren’s warm personality is perfect for stressed out wedding couples and her artistic talents are unmatched. Not only did our wedding photos come back super quickly, they came back perfectly edited and in a way that told the complete arch of our day flawlessly. I would spend all of my wedding budget over and over again for her work; she is the ultimate professional and I can’t wait until our next life adventure so we can include her in capturing that too!
— Lauren + Chip , Virginia // Photography

We really enjoyed working we Lauren as our photographer for our wedding! Not only is she a talented photographer, but she is also a talented business woman. Lauren was always very responsive to any questions we had and in general just on top of it. The day of the wedding she did a great job of capturing both the classic portraits and awesomely real and authentic moments of love and joy. I was also impressed of her ability to keep everyone from getting too distracted and keeping us on schedule (especially important with our rowdy groomsmen :) ) . Would highly recommend!
— Caroline + Nathan, Virginia // Photography