- lauren
but my favorite is the one
Every love story is beautiful,

meet lauren

I’m Lauren, an east coast destination wedding photographer, specializing in classic estate weddings for sophisticated couples. I create timeless images to preserve treasured memories.

I believe in authentic moments, love-filled laughter and images that endure.

I’m currently capturing.

I earned my BFA in photography from one of NYC’s top art colleges, where I developed a love of classic portraiture. While working through internships in art literature, art galleries, and studio photography, I found wedding photography to be my passion.  Every love story is a work of art waiting to be told. I strive to know my couples well in order to capture their love for one another and the wedding day authentically — which is why I take a limited number of weddings each year and focus on creating exceptional experiences.

Every love story is a work of art waiting to be told.

I believe...

classic portraiture and joyful, authentic images

Newport, RI to Miami, FL, i PHOTOGRAPH clients worldwide


My husband, James, and I began our newlywed life and careers in New York City. Today we live in the Florida panhandle with our two kids who we lovingly call “beasties.” 

On a daily basis, you can find us on a road trip or sailing on what I call my husband’s midlife crisis, a 40 foot sailboat. Our soundtrack is usually classical music with an overlay of our daughter reciting facts from her latest good read, and our son cracking jokes, usually at his sister’s expense. We’re always on the search for an adventure we can enjoy together. 

"Aside from Lauren being the kind of girl that you’d want to grab a drink with (Lauren, can we be friends??), her photos are stunning."”

She is funny, calm and has the absolute              

She is funny, calm and has the absolute

- Maddie, 2022 bride

best energy.

- Stacy, 2018 bride


my happily ever after


James and I meet at a National Young Leaders Conference in Washington, DC


 James and I marry and leave for college in Washington DC (we were just teens!)


New York, New York! James and I move to the big apple and transfer schools. James to business school and I Attend the School of Visual Arts


Graduates! I earn my BFA in photography and juggle various art jobs in NYC


I manage a wedding photography studio in Princeton, NJ


I open MY own business:
Lauren Kearns Photography


Welcome to the world, Georgiana Alice, James and My first child, coined “beastie”


Welcome to the world,
Tristan James, “beastie” No. 2


Lauren Kearns Photography celebrates 10 years of business (in the middle of a pandemic)


James and i move from NJ to FL and Lauren Kearns Photography covers the entire east coast

2022 and Beyond!

my core values

I value meaningful relationships with every couple

My couple’s photographs are heirlooms that encapsulate their love and joy, and most importantly, the beginning of their new journey

I believe that choosing a wedding photographer is a deeply personal choice – finding someone that clicks with you as a person and friend is an important part of creating the photos that define you as a couple

I pride myself on giving each couple an experience that keeps wedding planning organized, communication consistent, and captures your wedding day as the best day of your life

My work takes me from lavish estate settings to garden ceremonies and beachside elopements, each love story captured in the tradition of timeless portraiture

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