Hello Gorgeous Bride!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you enjoy looking around!

I would love to get to know you.  Let’s grab a coffee or a cocktail & get to know each other 🙂 

Here’s a little bit about me. My name is Lauren Bates.  I am married to love of my my life. We have a beautiful dog, named Tango. He thinks he’s a lap dog, but I don’t have the heart the tell him his not.. {85 pounds on your lap isn’t all that bad }.  My husband and I love being outdoors, on the water, on a beach, or exploring new places with friends. We are total foodies!! So new restaurants and new recipes really excite me! Rainy day mornings are for snuggling up close with our favorite coffee! I absolutely love being around family! Some of my favorite things include: beach days, cute tea cups, vintage fashion, girly/lacy/or floral anything, painting, coffee shops, traveling, and of course, photography!! I am in love with the art of capturing emotion! For me, it’s seeing the love and interaction between couples & families that truly inspire me.

The Experience

I am passionate about what I do. I love meeting new people and getting to know their personal story. Every couple is unique, and I get that! I make it my goal to get to know you, and what makes you who you are.  How you interact, what makes you laugh, and who you are as a couple is what makes your photographs shine. I’m not trying to force a pose or copy a picture in a magazine, but instead, i’m interacting with you, drawing out your personal style and capturing the real, authentic, emotional connection between you as a couple.  I am a natural light photographer, because, HELLOOO, it is MAGICAL!!  Natural light is so much fun to work with. I love how it can change a photograph instantly, depending on how you use it!  You can expect to have a really fun, laid-back, natural & relaxed photo session with me.

Thank you again for stopping by! Now, how about that coffee?? 


{ Photography by Cody Hunter Photography }