Hi! I’m Lauren. So nice to have you here. Every once in a while I like to do a little “introduction”, so you can get to know me better. But tonight instead, I’ll share a few of my future dreams with you, then maybe you can share some of yours with me!
Own a sweet little house with a wrap around veranda covered in wisteria.
Spend some time living by the ocean, close enough that I can get my feet in the sand every day.
Show my girls that they can do and be whatever they put their minds to.
Leave one of your big dreams in the comments below!
How incredible is this family style table at Kaja and Mike’s backyard wedding in Okotoks? The real beauty in some venues is all in the feeling, and intimate ones like these have all the right feels. Thank you Calgary weather for coming back to this!
1 382 days ago
Moments like this just have my whole ❤
Help your dad with his tie, or dad help your son with his. Pin the boutonniere on for your granddad. Help your mom into her dress after she helps you. But always keep it natural, if it isn't 'you' don't fake it, authentic engagement is still key!
These tiny moments captured help us remember the day and those amazing relationships we have with our loved ones.
I love finding a simple backdrop like this old barnwood building to showcase the beauty of the wedding dress.
So much time is spent picking the perfect dress, the happiness when you find it and the love of those we surround ourselves with to help with this huge decision. It is only fair to give the dress a shot of its own, though I do love capturing the details of it actually on the bride too!
9 613 days ago
Thanks for finding me the good light @monssssssie! You’re an inspiration to all maids of honour! 😉
` How absolutely stunning is this beautiful Bride! ❤ & talk about a pop of color with her beautiful #weddingflowers! 🌹 Even though they fought through some interesting weather Steph, a @flyfreeweddings Associate Photographer did a stunning job of capturing Nicole & Craig's special day! 😍😍
So excited to send off this amazing wedding gallery to the equally amazing bride and groom!
Happy wedding photo day Adelle + Josh!
1 645 days ago
The blog is up!
I first met Jessy, not too surprisingly in a ringette arena - it was part of both of our upbringings, almost part of a peculiar religion. She was a teeny petite goalie (that was actually a ringette age category!), and I was there to try to bring some guidance to her about the techniques that can be used to stop the blue rubber, by me, another tiny but older version. Even then she had a kindness to her, a maturity that left an impression and stuck with our family. It was this impression that Jessy left that brought my mom to a few tears on her wedding day, and left a pretty big impression that Adam needed to fill on first meetings, and he did just that. (continue reading via the link click in bio)
1 515 days ago
` Oh hey Sunshine, where were you on Saturday? haha 🙈
Saturday was definitely not the most ideal day for a wedding, with it's chilly wind and snowy feel.. But we braved the cold and made the best out of it! ❤
Thanks to these two love birds for trusting me! 💕
Wedding Planner: @coco_ash_events
Hair&Makeup: Tina Varner
Bridal Party Attire- @davidsbridal & @mooresclothing ⠀⠀
We took a little online break this weekend to celebrate our niece's 7th Birthday. We learned a lot this weekend: - Rob and I are much bigger kids than we thought and had maybe too much fun toy shopping
- We spent wayyy to much time trying to figure out what a Hatchimal is, just to find out that we're behind in the times and the cool thing is some LOL toy or something? - After all that, ribbon on the present is way more fun than any of the toys anyways 🙈
We also got to have a quick meet up with a client from this summer, and met their little puppy - seriously the cutest dog ever 😍
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We are beyond excited to introduce Lauren at @tkshotzassociate to be our associate photographer ❤️🔥❤️ She will be shooting some weddings next year for us as well as some family sessions! Go follow her brand new page at @tkshotzassociate and smash the like button 🤘🏻
` Walking into this weekend like BOOM! I Got This! 💪
By far one of my busiest weekends to date and my brain is in 2 billion different places, but I got an amazing team on my side to help me rock it out! 👌
How's your weekend looking? ❤
See you all on Monday! hahaha
` Hey friends, today's beautiful sunshine had me thinking back to some of the stunning weddings I've done this past summer. 😍😍
So much so that I finished up a beautiful blog post of these two love birds! So, if you'd like to swoon over their glorious day with me, check out the link in the bio! 💕🌹
I'd love to know your thoughts! hehe ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Happy Viewing! ❤
Being on vacay has me feeling like this.
Hope your Thursday is full of big smiles and sweet moves, friends!
5 439:59 PM Oct 11, 2018
There's a whole lot of new faces around here, so we just wanted to say a quick hi! This is us, trying to accomplish the impossible - remote trigger, tripod, and the most difficult of all, Charlie! haha.
10 Random Facts About Us:
1. Rob loves all the Marvel series, so be prepared to have a long conversation about it if you bring it up.
2. Jennine is a (*very rusty) black belt in Taekwondo, and is hopeful to get back into it one day.
3. Charlie's favorite food ever is cheese, so if you want to be his new BFF that's how you do it.
4. Rob never styles his hair, it literally just falls into place on its own and Jennine is really jealous of it haha.
5. Jennine can pretty much say all the lines from every Harry Potter movie, it's almost sad how many times she's watched it haha.
6. Charlie often sleeps with his eyes open, and snores at the same time. It's actually pretty creepy.
7. Rob could spend all day going exploring old architecture
8. Jennine has a huge range of taste in music, and you can almost always tell her mood by what she's listening to.
9. As soon as the sun is out, Charlie will cry to go outside so he can lay on the deck and suntan.
10. One of all of our favorite things to do is to spend time outside together.
Now it's your turn, tell us at least one random thing about yourself!
I just took a big old break from posting on social media. Like. Two weeks. I don’t think that’s happened since I started this crazy photography adventure. It’s been so long, I almost feel a bit sheepish coming back. August was as full a month as I’ve ever had. Between weddings every weekend, releasing a @thedearhearts album, and organizing a music festival, I came out of it completely burned out. I thought I knew what that felt like, but this was a whole new level. These past few weeks, although still full of shooting and editing and the daily work of running a photography business, have been a time to recharge. I read a book, spent time with my girls, enjoyed a trip down to Waterton, saw some shows... all the lovely things that I’d put on the back burner. I’m so grateful for my time away, and I’m so grateful that you’re all still here with me.
` How stunning are these beauties! 🌹
I'm always in love with the designs @calgary_bloom creates!!😍😍
Wanna see more of her amazing work? She'll have a booth this Sunday Oct. 14th at the @brides2bcalgary right beside me! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Come check us out, there is going to be some amazing deals going out that day!!❤
It's so crazy that this was our first wedding of 2018 back in January, and now here we are already in October with only 3 more to go! Does anyone else feel like 2018 flew by?
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I love forests. There’s something so magical about them and they’re beautiful in every season. Spring, summer, fall and yes, even winter. This mystical forest is in PEI where this lovely couple exchanged vows 💕
3 1047:51 PM Oct 9, 2018
Just a little update! This is my busiest time of the whole year, by far. So grateful, but also with that comes longer waiting times for galleries. Thank you SO much to my amazing clients for your patience and grace. I promise the wait will be worth it and that I am working as fast as possible! So thankful for each of you for allowing this to be my job 🖤 #modernnestphotography
1 967:00 PM Oct 9, 2018
` Tell me, friend, how can I help you? ❤
I’ve determined that I was put here on earth to be a wedding photographer! It might sound odd when I put it that way, but while my specialty is romantic photojournalism, I really do it because I love capturing true love between two
people on the one day they’ll treasure for the rest of their lives! 💕 😍
Sound like anything you’re interested in? 😘
Happy thanksgiving! I’m thankful for another season of amazing clients and their beautiful love stories. Wrapped up my 2018 year yesterday with the sweetest couple and the most stylish house to get ready in! 💕 and this fall bouquet by @amborellafloral was EVERYTHING 😍
“Let love be the foundation of your life, the ground of your being. A place of forgiveness and gratitude, delight and awe. A ceaseless source of hope.” ~Stephanie Dowrick .
Happy first month anniversary @catieoneal and @the_original_devo ! 💖💕
2 402:27 PM Oct 8, 2018
Got out before the snow with these two for some engagement photos. So thankful for every couple and family who trusts me to take their photos. Happy Thanksgiving! #meghanelizabethphotography
Dear weather, ⠀
I’ve got a wedding this Saturday so if you could get your rain out before then, that would be awesome. Thank you!⠀
A photographer who LOVES rain except when she has to work hahaha. ⠀