Lauren Schwarz Photography- Award Winning Philadelphia Area Wedding Photographer

The Love Story.

When I photograph a wedding, I think of my wedding day. Not because of all the excitement of wearing the beautiful dress, spazzing out with my girls, prepping every last detail or remembering to pack my something blue. It’s the moment when the bride and groom turn to face each other and begin to say their vows. I clearly remember how I had to take a breath first, not from being nervous but from that feeling of knowing this was the moment all of that excitement and planning was for, this exact moment. I was about to tell this man I wanted to be with him forever. I remember that being the first time I truly looked at him that day. The adage is “when you know you know” and I believe that to be true. I knew when he asked me initially, I knew when the doors opened, and I was holding on to my dad to take me down to meet him. But at that moment on the altar in front of all of our loved ones is when I felt it was true. It was the surest I’ve felt about anything, and I’ll never forget it. I believe in love stories, butterflies in your stomach kind of love stories. I love being there to capture every moment on the day your love story truly begins. Marriage is the greatest love story I could ever tell. 

How I got Started

My start in photography was an unexpected one. While home with my babies I picked up my camera and began to snap some photos, as every mom does. I hadn’t thought of doing this professionally until a friend of mine needed a photographer for his friends Wedding. “Wedding Photography?!” I thought. How can I possibly photograph someones wedding? I only have a few million photos of my kids, and some photos of friends and family. But my friend believed in me, introduced me to the couple, we hit it off, and it began! That first year I had 5 weddings. My husband thought I should make a website, so I did. Then something incredible happened, more couples contacted me and soon I was shooting about 24 weddings a  year. Now I have grown my business to places I never dreamed and can’t wait to see where it will go.

Some Fun Facts

I love Coffee and drink embarrassing amounts a day before switching to Wine. My favorite places to visit are warm ones, with palm trees and sun, (side note: if you are getting married in one of these places I’m IN). I hate laundry so much that usually we live out of laundry baskets. My husband still gives me butterflies, almost 13 years later and we each have our own little mini me’s that keep us on our toes. I have no will power when it comes to Wine, Chocolate, and Delicious Cheeses… and Chinese Food… and Pizza, ok its safe to say I love yummy food.

Photography Philosophy

I believe in providing my couples an exceptional experience from start to finish. I am dedicated to providing you with beautiful photography that is modern with a timeless feel. To read more about my thoughts about the value of wedding photography, check out my philosophy here. 

I hope to get to know your story a little more.  Contact me to chat more, I can’t wait to hear from you!

xo- LS

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