Lauren is so jazzed to be joining her fellow cat lady + coffee enthusiast Rachael as an Associate Photographer! A Midwest gal at heart, Lauren has had that famous Hoosier Hospitality instilled in her from a young age which has directly translated into serving couples as a photographer. 

Having dabbled in nearly every part of the wedding + events industry, Lauren has finally found her place - being squinty eyed behind a camera! With stints at Disney, a luxury hotel in Palm Beach and stomping the pavement in NYC under her belt, Lauren is excited to bring her love of travel, eye for detail, industry knowledge and a little sass to the Grey Garden Creative team (not to mention 2 more cats and love of great dance floor jams!)

lauren!

meet my associate,

Associate packages include 8 hours of coverage with two photographers, an online gallery of high-resolution images with unlimited downloads, and the option to add hours and/or engagement sessions! All bookings and timeline planning go through Rachael, Lauren takes beautiful photos on your wedding day, and all editing is done in Rachael’s signature light and airy style! Want more info?? Fill out the contact form and be sure to mention your interest in my associate photographer Lauren!

What's included!

If I'm unavailable for your wedding or slightly out of budget, you gotta meet my girl Lauren!

She was hand-picked and highly trained in my style to bring the Grey Garden experience to more brides each year! She’s a true professional, a blast to be around, and I just know you’ll love her as much as I do!!!

the deets

katy + jeff

Your photographer search can end here. Rachael and Lauren are THE best option for you. They are the ultimate support people - the I will cry with you people, I will laugh until I lose my voice with you people, the button up the back of your dress people, the pick food out of your teeth people, the get your family cooperative for photos people, get your DOGS cooperative for photos people, the follow you around feeding you so you don’t starve people, the I’ll do anything to make anyone smile in front of the camera people, the run and grab a tissue before you even know you need it people.

They are more than your photographers. You can put all your faith and trust into these two because they will record every single detail of your day without you lifting a single finger. They will help you with things you didn’t even know you needed and will capture moments you didn’t even know happened. But I think best of all, you will feel cozy-up-on-the-couch-in-my-sweats kind of comfortable around them and that is just what you need on your wedding day.

meeka + jack

Working with Rachael and Lauren was a dream! They both are very professional, upbeat and made me feel beautiful in front of the camera. Their infectious smiles, laughter, and conversation made me feel so comfortable and like they were an old friend rather than a new acquaintance! They were also able to direct my posing so that I looked and felt natural and happy in photos. I highly recommend them not only for the crisp photos but beautiful tones and emotion they were able to capture on my day. 

katherine

Rachael is an amazing photographer! She knows exactly how to pose you and keep things light-hearted, and her positivity and amazing attitude shine. I’ve also worked with her associate Lauren who is equally wonderful and will capture your moments in the most artistic way. These two bring such a fun, caring, and loving attitude to any shoot. They will do whatever they can to make your moments feel special and unique. I can’t recommend them enough! 

jenny + bob

Grey Garden Creative did an outstanding job photographing our wedding. But really, Rachael and Lauren were so much more than photographers! When they arrived in the wedding suite that morning, they energized the room. Their positivity and fun nature helped relieve my jitters and get me excited for what was to come. Rachael and Lauren were very involved and present throughout the whole day. They were helpful, gave guidance, and most importantly, took AMAZING pictures!

I was shocked when I received notification from Rachael about the “sneak peeks” the day after the wedding - there were so many photos! It was great to be able to relive the magical day so soon.  As the rest of the pictures were ready, they were super easy to access on the website. My family and I could order prints, which arrived quickly. Then, Rachael helped me step-by-step to create a beautiful album! I will be giving copies to my family as gifts. We are so excited to have these heirlooms forever!

kendall

I had the pleasure of working with both Rachael and Lauren for a bridal shoot! Both of them are not only incredible photographers, but also so fun to be around! I've had other experiences with photographers where the photos was the dreaded part of the day, but with Grey Garden Creative that was absolutely not the case! These photographers really hyped all of us up while taking our photos, which made us feel super confident and made the overall experience fun!

Not only did the photos turn out incredible because we were genuinely having a great time, but they also helped to make great memories that are tied to the photos!

hannah + matthew

We asked Rachael to take our engagement photos & were so lucky that she brought along her new associate, Lauren! To be honest, my fiance and I don't love to take photos so we weren't super pumped at first, but we were SO wrong.

From start to finish, Lauren & Rachael made us feel so comfortable with music & jokes, they gave us all kinds of tricks to make sure we took the best photos, & they kept us laughing the whole. entire. time. Their energy is so infectious & both of them are so kind & bubbly. We had the best day with them & CANNOT wait for them to do the same on our wedding day!!

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