My name is Lauren Carroll Martinez, and I am a wedding and lifestyle photographer located in southern Louisiana with 14 years of photography experience. I shoot a mix of digital and film photography to document life and love.

I am a lover of beautiful light and slow living. Whether it's experiencing life through my children's eyes, putting some TLC into our cozy century-old farmhouse, or sharing laughs over a home cooked meal with my nearest and dearest, these moments fuel my inspiration and keep my creativity flowing. The best days of my life are spent in the garden, sipping on a honey lavender latte and watching our flowers and summer veggies grow.

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Featured in:
New Orleans Weddings, New Orleans Bride, Southern Bride, The Knot Best of Weddings Hall of Fame, 100 Layer Cake, Wedding Chicks, Ruffled, Once Wed, Swooned, Burnett’s Boards, Glamour and Grace, Borrowed and Blue, The Lovely Find, Aisle Society, Huffington Post, Southern Motherhood Magazine, Wild + Free, Southern Celebrations, Wedding Pioneer, and other publications.

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In the gentle rhythm of everyday life, I choose to slow down and savor all of the goodness God has blessed us with. Each day is an opportunity to infuse ordinary moments with extraordinary meaning. I seek to cultivate a life rich in beauty and depth.



I am married to my handsome Colombian cutie, Alejandro. We have three beautiful children that we adore. We spend most of our time in our garden and greenhouse, sharing nourishing home cooked meals by candlelight, and taking afternoon walks during golden hour.



Photographing weddings has been a big part of my life since I was just 19 years old. I fall more in love with what I do as the years pass. Photography has taken me all over the world, and I have photographed hundreds of love stories. It truly feels like a dream.



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