OH HI THERE!


I'M LAUREN (SHE/HER), The Bandana Brunette.


I'm a Des Moines, Iowa native and non-traditional wedding photographer who believe all love—no matter what it looks like—deserves to be celebrated. Whether it's personalized wedding ceremonies, micro weddings, Midwestern elopements or beyond, my greatest passion is documenting your most special moments...and finding the perfect margarita.

TAKING PHOTOS TO TELL YOUR STORY

Ultimately, I'm not interested in trends or curating social media grids. I'm interested in people and what makes them happy. With years of experience and a creative brain that just won't quit, I'll always come to the table with ideas. But story telling is a partnership, so let's work together to tell yours.

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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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Need a little guidance or inspiration? Look no further.