Hi, I’m Lauren. I’m an awkward, imperfect, open book. Often I say the wrong things at the wrong times, but I try to embrace it. I have a beautiful family that simultaneously drives me crazy and drives me to tears at the beauty of my life. I love bad-for-you junk food, but after completing a couple Whole30s, I’m learning to embrace the beauty of a simple meat-and-potatoes kind of meal.  I’m a sucker for a good book – like Harry Potter and The Rook – and a great TV show (here’s looking at you, Breaking Bad!)

Small groups where authentic conversation can happen are more my speed these days than large social events. A night at home with my husband, kiddos and homemade pizza is always a great start to my weekend. When I was younger, I fancied myself a jet-setter and desired to travel all over. I was blessed to see 20+ countries by the time I turned 20, but now I am content to snuggle in and enjoy the simple pleasures of life.

When I was a senior in college, I got a dog and kept him (illegally) in my dorm room (along with my also-illegal-turtle). Basically, life after college freaked me out and I needed something furry to snuggle. His name means “blessing,” and in hindsight, I wish I had known what a nutter he was and named him more appropriately.

I’d love to hear from you. Are you interested in learning about a family photojournalism session? Do you have thoughts about something I’ve said? Questions about getting started with Young Living essential oils? Please drop me a line! I would love to connect with you!