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Today we’d like to help you get to know Lauren Hillary, an accomplished and talented wedding photographer based in Orange County, California. Lauren shared some insights into her life and work with us.
Tell us a bit about yourself:
As any true artist, I am obsessed with photography. I am constantly trying to break the traditions of wedding and portrait photography to bring forth the raw emotions and feelings that make up life. My goal is to create images which record those human moments that make the connection to life, love and family.
Why did you choose to become a photographer?
I fell in love with photography my first year in college and couldnt imagine doing anything else ever since. I love capturing the human, real moments that make up life.
How long have you been a photographer?
How would you classify your style of photography?
My style is fine art photography with a fashion edge.
Who are some of your influences on either a personal or professional level?
I am highly influenced by fashion photographers. I love Ellen Von Unwerth and I think David Lachapelle is a genius and love the photojournalist Robert Frank.
Do you have any good wedding stories?
My adorable assistant met her husband at a wedding, he was the grooms brother and asked her to dance with him at the wedding and now they are on baby number 2!
What’s your preferred type of camera equipment?
What would you recommend for a couple just starting their search for a wedding photographer?
Pay special attention to your photographer’s work and personality. You should absolutely love their style of photography and they should have a great personality to match because you will be spending your whole wedding day with them as well as the following months working on your album. I also photograph my clients as they start their new family with pregnancy photos and newborn pictures so we become very close over the years.
Any fun personal facts we should know about you?
vanilla ice cream with rainbow sprinkles
Christmas in Hawaii
the smell of fixer
basking in the sun
laughing until i cry
working out…i swear
breakfast more than any other meal
Anything else we should know about you?
In addition to being a featured photographer on Adobe’s website, Lauren’s work has been published worldwide and has graced the pages of Grace Ormonde’s Wedding Style, Susie Coelho’s new book “Style Your Dream Wedding”, Inside Weddings, The Bride and Bloom, Modern Bride, Brides southern California, Brides New Jersey, The Knot Weddings Southern California and Texas, Studio Photography and Design and Greersoc.com. She is currently the resident editorial photographer for
The Bride and Bloom Magazine in Los Angeles.
People photographed by Lauren often say how taken aback they are that the experience was so fun and natural, to Lauren this atmosphere allows for only the most amazing images to be captured.
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