Lauren leonardo

the memories you want to keep close.

I’m a Virginia based wedding, elopement, and portrait photographer who loves nothing more than capturing those in-between-moments for my clients in a way that makes them feel most alive.

My goal is always to deliver a gallery of varied, cinematic images that give you chills and put a major smile on your face. 

Hey, hey! I'm Lauren.

You want a photographer who is down-to-earth, ready to entertain all your fun ideas, and genuinely wants you to feel incredible about yourself.

You’re so over cookie cutter images that feel posed and sooo not you.

You understand the importance of preserving memories that you want to last forever, and want a pro to capture it. (No more grainy selfies and Grandma smartphone pics)

Let me guess...

I want to hear all your crazy ideas and see all your inspo images. This is truly what makes each session feel nothing short of magical.

Collaboration is what creates the magic.

I prioritize client communication above all else because making sure we’re on the same page, and that you find your final gallery jaw-dropping is always my goal.

Just call me the communication queen.

You deserve images that you want to display all around your home because they feel like the perfect representation of who you are. 

We’re aiming for frame worthy.

Tell me!

Have ideas on how to make your next session epic?

How we
do things 'round here.

...which is why I always send my clients sneak peek images within 24 hours of our session. This way you have something to hold you over while I continue making magic behind the scenes.

I’m just as excited as you are!

And here's the thing...

Get those picture frames ready. I am here to create artwork that makes your heart sing. 

Let's make some memories.

Get in touch

Ashley b.

“10/10 I cannot recommend Lauren enough. My fiancé and I have never taken professional photos before. Lauren made the whole experience so easy. She is a built-in bestie, hype woman, shooting extraordinaire all in one. She blew us away with our photo gallery. Our pictures were beautiful and unique! I can't wait to work with Lauren again.”

Amara A.

"1000 stars, so much fun to work with, easy to talk with and be in front of the camera and soo good at working with young kids to include them but not push them over the edge. Would definitely do another photo shoot!"

Tiffany S.

"The absolute best hype girl! Made me feel beautiful even after giving birth 3 months prior"