Hey, I'm Lauren! I'm an Aberdeen born, internationally raised, professional photographer based out of Aberdeen and Kyle of Lochalsh. I live to capture love, passion and life's most important moments for couples, families, organisations and business across the North of Scotland (and beyond!).
I get it. Not everyone loves having their photograph taken and even if they do they are still very conscious of what they look like and whether they'll like the result or not. I believe it's my responsibility as a photographer to ensure that the people who step in front of my camera feel as comfortable as possible. I believe that everyone looks their best when their personality is allowed to shine through and that only happens when people are relaxed and allowed to be themselves!
This is why, on the whole, I take a more documentary style approach. I love capturing the candid moments, but I'm hands on when you need me to be. I'll never force you into an uncomfortable pose and I'll always stay within the bounds of what you're comfortable with. If you're an adventurous couple that wants photographs at the top of Lochnagar, I'll get my hiking boots on but if you're just as happy to have photographs taken in the comfort of your own home or garden, I'm down with that too. If you're looking for a photographer that will go the extra mile to understand you and your needs, tailors their approach accordingly and pays attention to the small details, then please get in touch. I can't wait to hear from you!
My photography journey started whilst I was studying Mathematics at Durham University. I used to bring my little Canon 700D along to university events and take photos of my friends and the decorations for fun. Interest in my photographs grew and grew and by the end of my 4th year I was asked to photograph some of the universities most prestigious events. It was then that I decided that I wanted to pursue a photography career upon graduating. Although I love photographing people, landscapes are at the centre of my passion for photography and heavily influence the way I photograph people in their environment, as well as my editing style. The photographs above are from two trips I made to Iceland in 2017.
I live with my partner Nathan who is an accountant but is also a top model and lighting assistant. He often joins me at shoots and provides all the laughs.
From growing up abroad I love discovering new places. The Philippines, New Zealand, Singapore and Santorini are top of my list of places to go next.
I absolutely love skiing, hiking and kayaking. I also have a PADI Scuba Diver qualification but I'm yet to try underwater photography!
I have a massive sweet tooth with chocolate being my kryptonite. You can often catch me at Mackies 19.2 devouring waffles and ice-cream.
My boyfriend and I had a photo shoot with Lauren out at Balmedie Beach. She chose the location and it couldn’t have been more perfect! We had an amazing time! Lauren was very welcoming and definitely made us both feel comfortable in front of the camera! Everything felt so calm but organised which was amazing! We have received the link to the portal of our images and they couldn’t have turned out more perfect! We would both highly recommended Lauren to anybody wishing to have couple photographs or even families photos done! Thank you again for a great day! X
- Sabina & Ciaran
We used Lauren for our halfway ball and she was extremely efficient on the night. She was in constant contact before the night to ensure there were no hiccups and had a great turn around time with the photos which were all fantastic!
- Doyin & the AU Med Gradsoc
Great communication from start to finish! Loved that we could see all our photos online & pick from there. Lauren made the shoot feel relaxed & enjoyable, even for two small children. Photos are fantastic & exactly what we were looking for. Would definitely recommend & we will be back for more photos for sure!
- Carol & Family
Recently used Lauren for a family anniversary and the pictures were fantastic. Nothing was a problem for Lauren and she made everyone feel relaxed. Got the pictures online a few days later with brilliant results. Everyone highly delighted with the quality. Lauren you made the anniversary couple very happy. No wonder Lauren’s quickly gaining a reputation as one of Scotland’s leading young photographers. Well done Lauren.
- murray & Family