Danielle and Brando were one of my first 2023 couples, and from the very beginning I could envision the day they had planned for their wedding. Their venue is tucked away in the rolling hills of Sussex County, with the Conservatory serving as a modern, yet organic venue. My first meeting with my couples is […]


September 26, 2023

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A Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Lake Engagement Since moving to Florida…three weeks ago…I’ve been anxious to take pictures in the beautifully lush green south. When Katherine and Dan told me about their engagement in Greensboro, GA, the pieces fell perfectly into place! While their wedding will take place in New Jersey, capturing their engagement pictures at Reynolds […]

A Hoboken Waterfront Engagement Session I cannot tell you how excited I am to be starting off a busy wedding season this year! I feel like I’ve been hibernating for over a year! Maybe not a full hibernation, but certainly not an ordinary schedule! We had some absolutely wonderful and joyful weddings in 2020, but […]

Summer Engagement Session in Cape May The best way to learn about a new place is to spend quality time with people who grew up there! Mike grew up in Cape May, and when the pandemic had everyone working from home with nowhere else to go, Palak and Mike opted to spend their quarantine there! […]

A Virginia Engagement Session in Rolling Hills of Lynchburg I’ve known Abby’s family for over 17 years, so when Abby and Caleb got engaged over Christmas, I couldn’t wait to take their pictures! Not only are these two avid sports people, (Caleb proposed while they were deer hunting!) they also grew up on farms in […]

LBI Engagement LBI holds a special place in my heart. It’s where I grew up every summer. My grandmother has a house down in Barnegat Light, so I’m always more than happy to capture any sweet moment I can while visiting! Nicole’s story is similar. She spent her childhood visiting LBI, and her love for […]

Best of Engagements This was a very busy year for the recently engaged, to say the least! Not only are these couples wildly in love with each other, they still like each other in quarantine. As someone who has been married for over 17 years, I am shocked at how well these couples have adapted […]

A Hallmark Christmas Movie Proposal Now, I’m sure that’s not the angle Zach was going for, but tell me this isn’t the perfect Hallmark Christmas movie?! They deserve all copyrights! Yes, I’ve been watching these already, because there are only 36 days left until Christmas! And I think we need an extended holiday season, thank […]

Spring Lake Engagement Session Lauren & Jeff got engaged in Aruba in front of the flamingos on Flamingo Island. While I was, unfortunately, not there to witness this spectacular moment in their lives, I could at least take their engagement photos in one of their favorite places! Spring Lake is second best to Aruba, in […]

Summer Sunrise Engagement in Bethesda Terrace Steff and Evan’s relationship has taken them all over the east coast! From Penn State, where they met, to Boston, where they got engaged, to New York City, where we met for their engagement session. Steff’s family is from NJ, and that’s exactly where they’ll be tying the knot […]

An Engagement Session at Monmouth University Danielle and John met at Monmouth University, so what better place to take their engagement session pictures almost 10 years later? As they explained it to me, Danielle was a math tutor while they were in college and John would always come to study at the same learning center […]

Summer Engagement session inspiration at Monmouth University by photographer Lauren Kearns

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Belle Mer wedding along the water

A Summer Wedding in Newport Jackie and Michael won the wedding lottery with the perfect late-summer wedding day in Newport, RI. We awoke to dark skies and straight up downpours the morning of their wedding day, but they gave way to the most beautiful blue skies and sun to usher in this exciting day. I had […]

August 26, 2023

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