OH HI THERE!


I'M LAUREN, The Bandana Brunette.


I'm a Des Moines, Iowa native who believe all love—no matter what it looks like—deserves to be celebrated. Serving non-traditional couples from the Midwest and beyond, my greatest passion is documenting your most special moments...and finding the perfect margarita.

R.I.P TO TRADITION

CHEERS TO DOING WHATEVER THE F*** YOU WANT

The way you want to celebrate your love is valid, even if your grandma doesn't agree.

Whether you're daydreaming of running off into the woods with your partner, hoping to drink beer and eat pizza with your closest family and friends, or going down the aisle on a Slip-n-Slide to say "I do", I'm here to make it happen.

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TAKING PHOTOS TO TELL A STORY

Not fill an Instagram grid

Story telling is a partnership—let's work together to tell yours.

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Testimonials

Jack + Shannon

“From the initial zoom consult to the end of our reception Lauren was everything we could have asked for in a photographer. If you're looking for a photographer that is not only fun to be around but also captures the most incredible moments of your day then Lauren is your gal! We will cherish these photos forever!!”

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