I discovered my love of wedding photography between the pages of my parent’s wedding album. My parents were married in 1976, so of course they have the requisite rigid family portraits and overly floral attendants, but there is one photo in particular that captures my heart every time I open the book. It’s after the ceremony, my parents are standing in front of the church doors, and they are looking at each other with complete and unhindered joy. My mom is laughing; my dad is gazing down at her. It’s just perfect. It’s more than a picture - it’s an authentic portrait of who they were on their wedding day. It’s a moment stolen out of time, preserved forever. It makes a statement. It says, “We choose love. We choose joy. But most of all, we choose each other.” And I get to experience that moment because their photographer was able to look beyond what was expected and capture what mattered.
This is why I love to photograph weddings. On a wedding day, I have the opportunity to create photographs that have immeasurable meaning for my couples and their families. Photographs that tell their story. Photographs that reveal their joy. Photographs that have the power to refresh them and strengthen them. Photographs that will enable future generations to connect with their past. My passion for wedding photography is really a passion for seeking joy. For finding beauty in the everyday moments. For capturing the soul and spirit of my clients, so that one day, perhaps many years from now, they will be able to share their story with the ones who love them.
Welcome to the all new Lauren Wright Weddings! I am so excited to share my new website with you. I have invested hours upon hours over the last few months pouring my heart and soul into the words and message presented here, and I am so thankful for what my designer Krista A. Jones and I have created together. I encourage you to grab a bowl of ice cream (because we're celebrating, right?!) and browse the new site. The slideshow on the homepage and my letter on the information page are my favorite parts. Which part is your favorite?
Of course, this would not be much of a launch party without a GIVEAWAY! In honor of the launch of my new website, I am giving away a $200 gift card to my FAVORITE clothing boutique - White House Black Market! All you have to do to enter is sign up for my monthly newsletter (form below). Entries will close Sunday, February 8th at Midnight, and I will announce the winner on the blog first thing Monday morning - just in time for you to buy a brand new little black dress for Valentine's Day!