In Our Experience
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- Todd and Sandra -
We are both in our fifties and this was our second marriage. We wanted our photos to feel less, “posed” and more reflective of us. By chance, Lauren was referred to me by a personal friend. We contacted Lauren, and it felt like we were speaking with a friend. Even more so, we felt understood. Hiring Lauren was one of the best decisions we made! She captured moments during our ceremony and reception that we will always cherish. One photo in particular was the dance I had with my 88 year old father in law. He passed away recently and that photo is one of our favorites. My husband and I really appreciate how Lauren captured us and our wedding day in such a warm, fresh and candid way. She wasn’t intrusive and when we saw our photos, we were blown away at the moments she photographed without us realizing it. Lauren, thank you for the beautiful photos. Thank you for helping to make our day special and memorable. You are truly gifted.
- Jamie + Jesse -
Lauren is the first person I would recommend as a photographer. I initially worked with her to receive headshots as an actor two years ago, and I am still using the picture she took of me as it is so stunning. We went to her when choosing a wedding photographer and could not have been happier with that choice. She fit in like a part of the family for the whole day, and made us look and feel amazing. My husband said that one of his favourite parts of the entire day was getting to be just the two of us while having our photos taken by Lauren. A million thank yous to her and we would absolutely recommend booking her!
- Hannah and Casey -
Our experience with Lauren was a combination of an easy going style and strong artistic intention. She has the ability to capture emotion in her photos, and her strength is in finding the light in every setting. She was wonderful to work with and we love the story told in our wedding photo’s.
- Devon and Suzanne -
Our experience with Lauren was so amazing, my fiancé and I were both very nervous about having our pictures taken because we both have not had a lot of good pictures taken of us, and this was our very first experience having photos taken together as a couple. We really wanted our pictures to reflect the people we are and our love for each other. We are both shy timid type people, but we both love each other completely and Lauren made us both feel at ease, she knew we were nervous so she kept us both just focused on each other and not on her taking our pictures. She did some amazing photos and we both love them so much. At one point in our session Lauren asked us to look into each other eyes and she asked me to tell my fiancé how he makes me feel, and I replied with "you make me feel safe" that was a lasting memory that I will have from my engagement photo shoot. Lauren kept us laughing and having a great time with each other and the result was some absolutely beautiful pictures that every time I look at them I see our never ending love for each other. Thank you so much Lauren for such a great photo shoot and for giving us pictures that we will keep for the rest of our lives, to show our children and grandchildren.
- Alicia Peterson -
I describe Lauren as magic. She was amazing with my whole family, from my parents to my kids. She listened to all of my ideas and made sure everyone was happy and comfortable during the shoot. I was most impressed with the way she got my kids to cooperate and how she was able to capture the 8 very different personalities in our family. Her editing is beautiful and natural. I always look forward to working with Lauren and recommend her every chance I get!
- Reinhart Family -
Our experience with Lauren was wonderful, this was the first time we had “family” photos taken as a foursome and Lauren was respectful of our specific situation. We wanted the photos to be centered around our two toddlers, and she was more then willing to accommodate that! She put the kiddos at ease, she was able to make them feel comfortable, a lot of laughter was shared during our shoot, which made the photos we ended up with sparkle with their individual personalities. She was willing to try ideas I had for photos from things I had seen online, and they turned out wonderfullu. The photos she captured of my husband and I are some of our favorites from the last 10 years! In a word our photos are PERFECT. I would recommend Lauren to anyone wanting photos taken of their family.
- Perrott Family -
We had the pleasure of spending a few hours in Fish Creek Park with Lauren on the last nice day of the Fall (seriously the next day it was a blizzard). She was so lovely and accommodating to our kids, it took the stress right off our shoulders to have them behave in a certain way. She even got on the ground with them to shoot underneath a bench- as they wanted to be trolls- just awesome. She gave us one of my favorite photos in history of our quartet and also helped with new head shots for the big kids. I can't recommend her enough.
- Chantal -
I have had the pleasure to get three photo sessions with Lauren Hamm - headshots, portraits, and a couples shoot. I felt at ease and trusting in front of Lauren's photos, and that trust is justified. All three shoots had wonderful results. I am reminded that I am beautiful, dynamic, and strong when I look over her pictures of me. The photos from our couple shoot are delightfully intimate, and I treasure them. Those sacred moments of goofiness, glee, and tenderness are exquisitely captured. This is why I love Lauren's work - she captures the 'home' of a person, that indescribable essence that is the soul.
- Cyra -
Working with Lauren is an incredible way to reinvent your feelings about being photographed. You can ask anyone from my family to my husband, even on our wedding day, having to get my picture taken was not something I was looking forward to. I'm afraid my smile will look too fake or the pose will be awkward. After having a few different style sessions with Lauren, from boudoir to baby photos, to family photos, I can confidently say that all of those "I don't want to be photographed" feelings that so many of us have, are just because we have never worked with a photographer that knows how to make the session work FOR YOU. I can confidently say that when you are in session with Lauren, you may not even notice that she has started working and she is already half way done the session. Her photos are fluid, and her atmosphere is relaxed. You spend the whole time chatting and laughing and joking only in the end to see that she has taken masterpiece shots. If you feel uncomfortable, Lauren is able to suggest poses or positions, or share an idea that can have you looking like a supermodel in just one shift of your hand. Lauren also provides unique ideas and props to add that little extra originality to all of your photos. Her ability to manipulate light and sun amazes me. I never felt laughed at, embarrassed or shut down while working with Lauren and I believe she is really able to capture the essence of the photo shoot, be it intimate, family or professionally related. I would recommend her artistry and unique style to anyone looking for incredible results and a very enjoyable experience.
- Alix -
I've had the pleasure of using Lauren as a photographer on 3 separate occasions, and every session is a joy. She makes me feel so at ease in front of the camera, and our sessions had plenty of laughs. She clearly loves being behind the camera and it shows through the care she puts into making her clients feel comfortable, and making sure they are happy with the finished product. Lauren is a fantastic photographer and an even more fantastic human being. I'm in love with Lauren's work and I can't wait to see it develop over time! (Get it? Cause photos develop. I crack myself up.)
- Lauren -
The first photo session I had with Lauren (Summer 2015) was great! We went to a location with lots of variety and that I knew, so I was comfortable. However, I was still nervous because I would be in front of the camera! I would be seen. However, Lauren made me laugh so much, which relieved me of my nerves, and I got more comfortable as the shoot went on. I was less worried, which is so key to getting the perfect shot. The second photoshoot that I had with Lauren (Winter 2017) was so lovely. I felt at home with her. She not only articulated what she wanted (so well), she also told me why she wanted it (i.e. where the shadows would fall). I had so much fun and I knew that Lauren would take care of me. Any photographer is capable of taking a good shot but Lauren has found the way to capture a great memory within her photographs. She’s a natural. Would I recommend Lauren? You bet I would. When you look back on your photographs, I guarantee you that you will smile along with the photo because you will remember that beautiful moment.