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wedding + lifestyle photography
My name is Lauren Carroll, and I am a destination wedding and lifestyle photographer. I serve the New Orleans area and travel worldwide. If you like to laugh and appreciate the simple joys in life, then we will make a great match! My passion for people and heartfelt moments run deep, and I pour my heart and soul into documenting love stories. I offer full service wedding photography, in home lifestyle sessions, and the sweetest little films. Read more!
There is so much beauty in the seemingly ordinary, and I believe in documenting every season of life. I am a storyteller and strive to create a relaxed environment for you to feel comfortable enough to be your true self in front of the camera. To laugh and to dance. I catch the beautifully raw moments as they unfold. Not only do I capture a glimpse into your life, I have the privilege of telling your story. I would love to get to know you. Let's get coffee!
Lane and Chad’s brunch wedding at the Greenery was a treat. Their laid back nature spilled over into the perfect wedding day celebration for their close friends and family. “Nothing Fancy, Just Love” is the perfect way to describe it! This was my first time shooting at the Greenery in Amite, and I completely fell in love! Give me all the natural light and fiddle leaf fig plants! Capturing the sweet emotions of the day and eating chicken and waffles with the bride and groom were pretty fantastic. Lane is one of my favorite local artists, and it was an honor photographing her wedding day!
Christina and Stuart's Felicity Church wedding was lush, romantic, and everything New Orleans. Click here to read all about it!
It was an honor working alongside Souris Rose at Villa Barberino for Inspire Design Workshop. This shoot is what dreams are made of. Beautiful blooms by Erin Steen.
Wedding color palette
The bridesmaids’ dresses were onyx, and our centerpieces were gold mercury glasses and candles with mauve and blush flowers.
Strolling the ancient streets of Florence with my best friends searching for the yummiest gelato made this one of my favorite trips yet. Florence is my favorite city in the world. Distant music carries through the cobblestone streets, the ancient architecture literally takes your breath away, and the handmade pasta is delicious. We spent several days in an Airbnb that overlooked the dome of Florence, and we woke up to the church bells every morning. That was my favorite part of the trip. I felt immersed in the culture and truly present. We drove out to Tuscany the second half of the trip and stayed at Villa Barberino. (Super dreamy!) I could get lost in the rolling hills of Tuscany. I already can’t wait to go back. The last 10 photos are of Emma and I taken by my best friend, Catherine Masters.
We met during our first year teaching at Pinkston High School in Dallas, TX. We both taught tenth grade and quickly bonded over stories of our students. At the end of every day, I would race my student’s out of the classroom to reminisce with John about the meltdowns, the stray dogs, or the magical moments when the lesson worked. Coworkers quickly turned into a strong friendship that led to the partners we are today.
“Can a heart burst? Some moments I feel so overwhelmed with love for these little people who have saturated every aspect of my life. The love is so intense that it feels like my heart might just explode. I get to do life with these amazing, adventurous, perfect little humans. Learning and growing alongside them. It’s incredible the perception shift I’ve gone through over the years. At first I thought it was my job to shape and mold my little babies. Like they were blank slates waiting for my input. Over time I’ve realized they are fully formed little humans that I get to gently guide, but they are each their own person.
Laura: We were doing a Staycation. I was convinced it wasn’t going to happen that weekend because he kept saying “why are you so concerned about your clothes this weekend?” (Side note: We had already picked a date and venue I was just waiting on the ring at this point.) So I come home from work on that Friday and he wasn’t ready to go, it took everything for me not to be annoyed at him and potentially ruin the weekend by being a brat. Andrew cleans up, I change from my work clothes and we finally get going. We were doing a little bar hop for Happy Hour in the Quarter. We first went to Cane and Table where one drink turned into two because it started raining, then off to Sylvain for another drink.