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My name is Lauren and I specialize in natural light, fine art Wedding and Portrait Photography. I love spending time with my kiddos, (Ezra, Ella and Emerson), enjoying yummy Paleo food, and traveling any chance I get.
Meet the Artist
Lauren has always had a strong desire to create. Her passion for photography started as a little girl when she would spend hours taking photos of her Grandpa's garden with her Grandmother's film camera.
When Lauren was 5, her family moved them from Texas to Hawaii. Growing up in Hawaii cultivated the perspective that God truly made the world beautiful and full of wonders. Lauren has since seen it as her calling to capture that beauty in such a way that the viewing audience would also be captivated and drawn to the image. Her photographs bring positive emotions, and allow her clients to relish in past events, as well as imagine new ones.
Lauren Marks Photography is a film and digital Texas-based company that focuses on Wedding and Lifestyle Photography. Her approach is simple: to capture beautiful, authentic moments that evoke the best memories. She wants her clients to be able to look back through images that stand the test of time and relive that day again and again. Think bright and airy meets timeless and romantic.
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My approach to wedding photography is simple: to capture beautiful, authentic moments that evoke the best memories. Your details - big and small - are everything. I want you to be able to look back through images that stand the test of time and relive that day again and again. I adore details and love when a couple pours their hearts and souls into making their wedding resonate with their story.
Love the look of the editorial styled shoots? I work with some of the best in the beauty industry and am happy to coordinate all the details including location, hair, makeup, designer wardrobe, accessories, flowers, and props for your portrait session. Upon booking, we reserve your date and I will begin working on your unique mood board. Contact me for pricing.
If you are a business or blogger looking for product or commercial photography, please contact me for information on rates and pricing.
Package options include 8-10 hours of coverage, 1-2 Photographers, Bridal Sessions, Albums, additional hours, and Wooden Keepsake Boxes. Complimentary engagement sessions and online personal digital galleries with reproduction rights are included in all of my wedding collections. Please contact me for more details on packages and rates.
Can be engagement, couples, senior photos, newborn, family, maternity or lifestyle shoots. Between 1-2.5 hrs. I prefer scheduling 2 hours before sunset if we are shooting outdoors. If doing an indoor lifestyle session, the more windows and natural light the better. Included in all packages are high resolution digital files with rights to downloading and printing.
My brides appreciate that I am there to offer help and guidance along the way. I’m passionate about providing a simple, easy and seamless experience to my couples, beyond photography. I want to be a sounding board, a trustworthy friend who can be there when questions arise and doubts creep in this complex wedding maze. And of course, make them look good.
Building long-lasting friendships that stem from quality service and attention to detail is my focus. To ensure that I am able to give you the attention you and your wedding deserves, I only take on a certain number of weddings per year.
I charge a travel fee of $150 for portrait sessions 2 driving hours away. For portrait and Lifestyle sessions that are more than 2 driving hours away, the fee will include the cost of a plane ticket plus an all inclusive $250/night per diem.
Destination weddings cost the price of the plane ticket plus an all inclusive $250/night per diem. There is a minimum two-night stay (day before wedding and day of). Please contact me for custom quotes on destination weddings, as some require full days of travel and therefore extended per diems.
For sessions, I am usually able to turn your images around within 2 weeks. For weddings, unless otherwise informed, I will email you a link to your online slideshow and proofing site a maximum of 45 days after the wedding date, from which you can batch download your images. The proofing site will remain up for 6 months, plenty of time for you to share it with family and friends and take advantage of the highest-quality printing as well as custom items like canvas wraps, framed prints, mugs, magnets, etc., delivered directly to your door. While I shoot thousands of photos at weddings, taking every single image multiple, multiple times, I make a final selection of the best images, edit each of those and include them in the final collection delivered to you. I find, on average, that I deliver about 50 final images per booked hour. Clients do not have access to images not included in that collection for viewing or ordering, but trust me, I only eliminate images if they are redundant, didn’t come out quite right, or if there is a better version of the same image somewhere else in the collection.
All wedding packages include at least 8 hours of coverage, unlimited photographs, full print rights to high resolution images, complimentary 1.5 hour engagement session, and personal online gallery. Additional options include a Bridal session, Honeymoon session, additional hours of coverage, Wedding Albums and a second shooter.
During the shooting process I work primarily with medium format film to capture your day in a timeless format but also have digital on hand as backup.
"Where do I even start.. Lauren Marks is hands down THE BEST photographer I have ever had the pleasure of working with. She has a way of making you feel so comfortable and at ease in front of the camera. She makes you feel like you feel like you are amazing. You will not find a better person to make memories with!!"
"Lauren is such a talented photographer! I was recommended to check out her page by a friend and am so glad I did! Lauren knows exactly what is needed for each shoot including working with lighting, props, every detail. She was so much fun to work with for our engagement pictures and wedding day, we could not ask for a better photographer! We laughed and thoroughly enjoyed every shoot with Lauren. She is truly passionate about her work and it definitely shows through her beautiful pictures! We will definitely be recommending Lauren to any friend who needs a photographer and would love to work with her again in the future!
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