My name is Lauren Carroll Martinez, and I am a destination wedding and lifestyle photographer. I primarily shoot in New Orleans and the surrounding areas. Photography has taken me all over the world, and I would be honored to tell your story anytime, anywhere.

I am a lover of beautiful light and slow living. Seeing the world through the eyes of my daughter Emma, my charming Southern home, and gathering around a big, beautiful home cooked meal with family and friends inspire me and fuel my creativity. The best days of my life are spent with a cup of coffee in hand reading a book on my porch swing. I live for those long summer afternoons watering the garden in the golden light.

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New Orleans Weddings, New Orleans Bride, Southern Bride, The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled, Once Wed, Swooned, Burnett’s Boards, Glamour and Grace, Borrowed and Blue, The Lovely Find, Aisle Society, The Big Fake Wedding, Huffington Post, Southern Motherhood Magazine, Wild + Free, Southern Celebrations, Wedding Pioneer, and other publications.

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I think it's important to slow down and admire the beauty around you. I believe less is more, and the simple life is the richest life. I am newly married to my handsome Colombian hubby, and we enjoy slow evenings by the fireplace in our sweet farmhouse.



My heart pitter patters for long conversations filled with laughter and friends, the first crisp day of autumn, nature journaling, and homeschooling under our magnolia tree. I’m grateful for grace and kindred spirits. I am always inspired and creating.



Photography has taken me all over the world. I would love to document your wedding day or lifestyle session in the rolling hills of Tuscany, a funky Airbnb in Joshua Tree, or exploring the cobblestone streets of an ancient city. Let's go on an adventure.



Thank you to Hope Johnson for the lovely illustrations of our home and chicken coop.
Thank you to Berkley Martin for our stunning wedding photos!

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