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Fall Wedding in Des Moines Iowa
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Welcome

To Laurel Tree Photography

Award winning special event photographer

Colorful & passionate photos that capture the real you

Investment

Invest in Your Memories
Packages and Pricing

Taffeta
$2,500
  • Six-hour services the day of the wedding
  • Unlimited photographs taken
  • Private online gallery
  • Digital download
  • Framed 8 x 10 of your favorite photograph
Lace
$3,000
  • Eight-hour services the day of the wedding
  • Unlimited photographs taken
  • Private online gallery
  • Digital download
  • Framed 8 x 10 of your favorite photograph
Satin
$3,500
  • One-hour engagement session at location of choice
  • Ten-hour services the day of the wedding
  • Unlimited photographs taken
  • Private online gallery
  • Digital download
  • Custom designed 12 x 12 wedding album
  • Second shooter for the ceremony and reception
Silk
$4,000
  • Two-hour engagement session at location of choice
  • All day services the day of the wedding, including hair and make-up photo coverage
  • Unlimited photographs taken
  • Private online gallery
  • Digital download
  • Custom designed 12 x 12 wedding album
  • 11 x 14 Canvas of favorite Wedding photo
  • Second shooter for the ceremony and reception
Divine
$300
  • One hour at one location
  • Two outfit changes
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Print release form
  • Social media preview
  • Up to 40 images
Decadent
$400
  • Two hours at 1-2 locations
  • Three outfit changes
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Print release form
  • Social media preview
  • A framed 8x10 of favorite photograph
  • Up to 75 images
Family Package
$300
  • Up to an hour session
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Private online gallery
  • Print release
  • Facebook preview
  • Up to 45 images

Single family cost up to six people.
For Large or extended family, please call for a custom quote.

Summa Cum Laude
$300
  • One hour at one location
  • Up to 2 outfit changes
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Print release form
  • Social media preview
  • Up to 25 images
Salutatorian
$400
  • Two hours at two locations
  • Up to three outfit changes
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Print release form
  • Social media preview
  • Up to 45 images
Valedictorian
$500
  • Up to three hours at up to three locations
  • Unlimited outfit changes
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Print release form
  • Social media preview
  • Up to 65 images
  • A print package of (2) 8x10 (4) 5x7 and (32) wallets
Newborn
$300
Newborn Session
  • One-two hour photo session
  • Photos of baby, family and siblings included
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Private online gallery
  • Print release
  • Social media preview
  • Up to 45 images
Grow With Me
$700
Newborn Session
  • One-two hour photo session
  • Photos of baby, family and siblings included
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Private online gallery
  • Print release
  • Social media preview
  • Up to 45 images

Six Month Session
  • One hour photo session
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Private online gallery
  • Print release
  • Social media preview
  • Up to 45 images

One Year Session
  • One-two hour photo session
  • Cake smash option
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Private online gallery
  • Print release
  • Social media preview
  • Up to 45 images
Well Documented
$1,200
30 Minute Pregnancy Session
  • 30 Minute Pregnancy Session
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • In studio viewing and ordering session
  • Up to 45 images

Newborn Session
  • One-two hour photo session
  • Photos of baby, family and siblings included
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Private online gallery
  • Print release
  • Social media preview
  • Up to 45 images

Three, Six, Nine Month Sessions
  • One hour photo session
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Private online gallery
  • Print release
  • Social media preview
  • Up to 45 images

One Year Session
  • One-two hour photo session
  • Cake smash option
  • Downloadable image gallery
  • Private online gallery
  • Print release
  • Social media preview
  • Up to 45 images

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About

Lauren with her mother in Galena, Illinois receiving dream wedding barbie

My passion for photography and weddings began when I was very young. I staged Barbie weddings, making their dresses from Kleenex, then snuck Mom’s camera to take pictures of them. I moved on to dressing up my little sister in a pillowcase veil, again sneaking Mom’s camera. When she got tired of me using up all her film, she brought home several Bride magazines from the free pile at the library and I spent hours reading them, then pinning pages of beautiful wedding dresses on the ceiling of my bedroom. When “The Wedding Planner” came out in 2001, my fate was sealed.

Two years ago, my mom took me on a girls' trip to Galena. She hauled an Aldi shopping bag all over town while we shopped, then at lunch pulled out a present for me--Dream Wedding Barbie--and took a picture of me crying over it. Full circle.

Present day, I am a Beetle-driving, dog-loving homeschool Mom. I spend my weekends on weddings and my weekdays shooting engagement, family, senior, newborn and maternity sessions. I want to get to work with you for life, so get ready for a new best friend who just wants to follow you around with her camera!

I am very excited to be doing more destination weddings. I have a bucket list of locations where I would love to shoot a wedding or elopement. If you are getting married at any of the locations on my list, I will be stoked to hear from you! If you are getting married somewhere else trust me, I am going to be equally as pumped to chat!

My Bucket List > Sedona, Arizona; Zion National Park, Utah; Napa Valley, California; New York City, New York; Savanna, Georgia; Florida Keys, Florida; Charleston, South Carolina; Badlands National Park, South Dakota; Redwood National Park, California; Bonneville Salt Flats, Utah; Oregon; Hawaii


Lauren is absolutely amazing!! She did our engagement and wedding photos, along with her sister. We honestly couldn’t be happier with both sets of photos! She did such a wonderful job! I feel awkward when I’m getting my photos taken and Lauren made it so fun and easy going! She’s also super easy to work with and gets photos back when she says she will. I couldn’t believe how relaxed I felt on both days of photos! I’m still in awe of our photos and I love to look through them all of the time. She captured our love and our special day in a way I couldn’t imagine! She gave us such amazing photos that we get to treasure the rest of our lives. We are forever thankful!

Lauren is incredible to work with. Not only is her photography spectacular, but her personality, flexibility and how kind she is are all amazing traits she has. I will use her again and again!

We used Laurel Tree Photography for our November 2019 wedding and it could not have been better! From our Engagement session in October 2018 to the wedding itself, everything was wonderful! We just got our photos back a few weeks ago and we are so happy! They are all so beautiful and exactly what I wanted!
Beyond being an amazing photographer, Lauren was also a great resource in planning and organizing my wedding and timeline. I had no clue what I was doing and she really walked me through planning out our day of timeline. She and Taylor kept us on schedule throughout the day and provided such a great, friendly atmosphere throughout the day. We plan to continue using Laurel Tree for all our photography needs in the future!

Laurel Tree Photography

76 Reviews
5.0 out of 5.0
Sami Lundeen  - Married on 11/09/2019
5.0
Great Experiences All Around!

We used Laurel Tree Photography for our November 2019 wedding and it could not have been better! From our Engagement session in October 2018 to the wedding itself, everything was w... Read More

Jessica Harrell  - Married on 10/19/2019
5.0
Stress free!

Our experience with Lauren went so smooth. From our engagement pictures to the day of the wedding! She's easy to work with, has a great personality and her attention to detail! Our... Read More

Kaci Zogg  - Married on 10/12/2019
5.0
Engagement, wedding, and other special occasion photos

Lauren did a fantastic job! I’ve never been one to like to get my picture taken, but she made it so fun and a great experience! I was so happy with how all the photos turned out, t... Read More

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