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Let’s Get Personal: The Low-Down on Lauryn, the Lady Behind the Lens

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Hello!  I’m Lauryn.  I am the founder and photographer here at 519 Photography.

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On NYE in 2012, I made a promise to myself that I would live every day with intention and a loving heart.  That I would pursue my passions and create the life that I wanted to live.  This is how 519 Photography was born.

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Thank you so much for your interest in what I do.  If you want to learn more about my photography style, visit my INFO/FAQ page.  If you want to learn more about the lady behind the lens (me!) you’re in the right place.

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The 15 second baseline intro (aka answering those un-original yet highly important questions everyone asks):

The hometown question is a confusing one, because I don’t really have one!  I was born in Europe & I’ve lived in the South, the Pacific Northwest, South America, and I currently & happily call the Midwest home.

I graduated from Macalester College with two degrees: Psychology and Media & Cultural Studies.  Love that school and am extremely grateful for my time there.

I am an experiential wedding, portrait, and lifestyle photographer!  I photograph the free soul and create art for extraordinary love!

The things I really wish people would ask when they meet me:

How I like to learn.  As you have likely guessed, I am a very visual person.  I cannot learn anything unless I see it being done.  This makes me an avid fan of YouTube tutorials.

My favorite drinks and dessert.  Let’s just say we will definitely be friends if you like dark chocolate, red wine, and extremely creamy coffee.

The best movies to watch.  I like only rom-coms, adventure stories, and superhero movies.  And must have ample popcorn while viewing.

My Instagram handle.  Find more of my work, projects, and behind the scenes sneak peaks @519photo.  (I think Instagram is the absolute best thing to ever happen to social media or the internet in general.  Other than youtube, that is.)

Some of you may be surprised to hear this, but I do in fact live some of my life doing things that do not involve a camera.  Here are a few:

Writing letters.  I have an undeniable love for snail mail and I write letters to loved ones as often as possible – getting a card in the mail will make my day!

I love to bake.  Especially bread.  If you have an amazing bread recipe you think is the best thing ever, please send it my way!

Reading, as much as possible.  I am in a co-ed book club of twenty-somethings, and it rocks.  I am open to suggestions of books you feel changed your life for the better after you read them (seriously!)

I am the proud mother of an adorable, fluffy white blue-eyed kitten. She needed a home and I quickly discovered after we met that I needed her!  Funny how that works with animals. Oh wait, I suppose this does involve a camera a lot of the time, I can’t help myself when it comes to cuteness!

Hiking.  Forest, mountain, and ocean settings preferred.  Ok, this one probably involves a camera too.  Shoot.  🙂

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Think we could get along?  I’d love to hear from you.

You are what make my job as a photographer awesome and interesting, after all!  Click the INQUIRE button in the menu above or email me at lauryn@519photo.com.  I can’t wait to connect!