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Changing Your World, One Click at a Time

 

World Changing, Awe Inspired, Beautiful Storytelling


To me, you are far from a mere transaction or just a client. You are a beautiful couple (or family) with an amazing story and my job is to honor you by telling your story.

 

I’m awed by every couple I meet, each with their own movie-like romance. Truly knowing you and your history creates a bond. That connection is very important to me and I feel you deserve no less, so I spend time with each couple prior to their wedding day!

 

When I work with you, I feel you. I feel your love. I feel your hurt. I cry when the bride talks about the gift her grandpa left for her big day. I smile when her mom tells her how proud of her she is. I laugh when the groom comically tries throwing his bride over his shoulder.

 

I believe love and emotion enhance our very being and sense of connection to a larger world. If you are looking for a sentimental photographer who will laugh and cry with you while capturing your uniqueness, look no further.  

 

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Photography Expert * Bride Whisperer * Mom Extraordinaire

Hello! I am Lauren! I began my photography journey when I started modeling at the age of 18. Little did I know, it was soon going to be such a huge part of my life.

I finished my bachelor's degree in Biomedical Science with a dream of becoming a chiropractor, however, life had other plans. When my son, Noah, was born at 25 weeks and only 1 pound 6 ounces, my entire world stopped and he became my first priority. For many months, he was my only priority truth be told. As he grew older and stronger, he continued to require intensive therapies and I wanted - I needed - to be able to stay home with him. I figured there had to be a way to do that while finding a career that I loved!

A friend of mine was looking for a wedding photographer and, because of my background, came to me for photography referrals. I’m not sure if it was me speaking or that I even took myself seriously when I said it, butvoice inside of me offered, "I can shoot your wedding!" And, the rest is history!

I love to learn and am an avid student of my field, always looking to better my talents. When I am not shooting weddings or portraits, I volunteer my work to missionary trips, NILMDTS (Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep), animal rescues and other charities.

In addition to raising the love of my life, I read, laugh, run mud races, lift weights, travel and spend time with people I love! After all, you are only as great as the company you keep, right?

 

I can’t wait to get to know you! Please contact me here and I will respond as quickly as I can so we can find out if it’s a match made in photography heaven!



Lauren Ashley 

(708) 969 -2668

Chicago | Orland Park | Worldwide

Monday-Friday 9am - 9pm