To Laurel Tree Photography
Award winning special event photographer
Colorful & passionate photos that capture the real you
Invest in Your Memories
Packages and Pricing
Single family cost up to six people.
For Large or extended family, please call for a custom quote.
The People We Trust to Make Your Day Spectacular
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!
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!
Lauren is the best! I couldn’t have imagined having anyone else as my photographer. She is incredibly talented and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. She is easy going an... Read More
You’ll meet her as your soon to be photographer & leave with a new friend. She was amazing to work with. We hired her for a 2019 wedding date, bumped it due to having a baby, went ... Read More
Lauren was absolutely amazing from the beginning to the end, she made everything painless and stress free for us. We had to postpone our wedding in June, but she made sure she coul... Read More