"Lauren was the wedding photographer of our dreams!"
She immediately made us feel so comfortable and captured our day so beautifully. From first looks, to the smallest details, nothing was missed by Lauren, and the film she took was stunning. We can’t sing her praises enough! -Jonathan and Emily G
"Lauren directed us in a way that showed the magic of us as a couple without us feeling like we had no idea what we were doing the whole time. Lauren is by far the best at directing photos that show true happiness!"
Jackey & Bryan
behind the lens
I'm Lauren Westra, a film and digital photographer who loves to shoot couples in love - in that contagious, joy-bubbling-over, forever kind of love. I'm drawn to those blissful moments that come from genuine happiness and joy, and I strive to capture moments that are both organic and artful, refined yet natural. Merging those real moments with romantic golden light is my zen, and the capstone of my portfolio.
Karina’s colorful floral design stole the show at this Tuscan-inspired California venue
The couple’s first trip together was a classic Napa tour, so this vineyard wedding was a perfect nod to their romantic beginnings
THE lauren westra
My journalistic style allows you to relive your celebration as it was - from the views that greeted you when you first walked up to the venue to that last stolen kiss, the final drive away, and the happy waving from your closest friends and family - and my affinity for an organic yet editorial style promises that I’ll capture each portion and detail of your day in a way that feels both organic and artful, refined yet natural.
Using your “big camera”, finding good light, and learning natural editing can feel confusing, but it doesn’t have to.
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