We're Taylor'd Southern Events. If you are looking for a wedding photographer in DC or portrait photographer in DC, you've made it to the right place! We are a fine art wedding & portrait photography studio serving the DMV region.
My name is Lauren and I am a DC wedding photographer and portrait photographer based out of DC. I live for travel and adventure, sunday dinners and I never miss an opportunity to go to the beach. I have a passion for capturing life's most precious moments. The season of life you are in deserves to be remembered forever.
I am married to my best friend, Marshall and we have been fortunate enough to live and travel all over the world! On the weekends I am capturing love stories in some of the most beautiful places on earth. During the week, I photograph precious moments of motherhood with family portraits. When I am not working, I am a stay at home mom to the sweetest little boy!
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how it works
Whether you have questions or you are ready to book your date, fill out the contact form. Typical response time is less than 24 hours.
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your big day
We will set up a call or zoom date to ensure were mutually a great fit. In this call we will get to know one another, I'll ask about the vision for your big day, and we can cover any lingering questions you may have.
After our call, if were a good fit and you decide to move forward, getting your date secured is the next step! To secure your date, a signed contract and 50% retainer fee is required.
Once you are officially a TSE Couple, lets start discussing what season you would like your engagement session and get a date added to the calendar! My weekends fill up with weddings, so most sessions are done during the week. During the session, I will help you get more comfortable in front of the camera and learn my flow of poses so on the wedding day it all comes natural for you.
Engagement sessions are generally 60-90 minutes and include 2 outfits. The location choices are endless and I can help you decide on a perfect location.
I am here to help you throughout the planning process! Throughout the process, I will send a few different questionnaires that help me get to know you better, all the details to your day and the things that are most important to you. As part of the experience with me, I offer my couples complimentary, custom curated wedding day timelines. About 12 weeks prior to your wedding, we will set up a call to start chatting about timeline specifics, special details, family formals, special traditions and anything else we should know.
Once the day arrives, you get to relax and enjoy every moment! I will coordinate with your planner and any other vendors to ensure your day run smoothly. I will get to know your friends and family and be there in the shadows capturing your most precious and intimate moments.
Within a few days of your wedding, you'll receive sneak peeks for social media sharing. You can expect the remaining images to be delivered in an online gallery within about 6-8 weeks of your wedding. At that time we will also go over details about preserving your images through tangible heirlooms such as prints, albums and wall art.
If you have selected a package that includes an album, or you wish to purchase an album, I will send you a digital proof book for you to approve the design of your album. Once approved and ordered, the turnaround time is usually 4-6 weeks.
your story, artfully told
After being a DC wedding photographer and photographing over 300 weddings, I know a thing or two about weddings. Check out these resources to help you plan your dream wedding!
WHY YOU SHOULD DO A FIRST LOOK
"FIRST OF ALL, I AM OBSESSED WITH ALL OF THE PHOTOS SHE TOOK. BUT MORE THAN THAT, LAUREN AND EVERYONE AT TAYLOR'D SOUTHERN EVENTS WERE A JOY TO WORK WITH"
- Hannah & Jeff
Matt & Emily had a classic and timeless black tie affair at Hayfields Country Club. The lush white florals and decor with the black bridesmaids dresses made for a gorgeous wedding.
Captured by Lauren
Matt & Emily
Justin & Mary Warren
Justin & Mary Warren had an elegant and intimate affair at Goodwood Museum & Gardens with their closest family and friends. The venue had beautiful large oak trees that made for a perfect backdrop to their day.
Captured by Lauren
Marc & Kelsie
Marc & Kelsie had a stunning fall wedding in the hills of Virginia at Shadow Creek Weddings & Events. The rolling hills at sunset made for the dreamiest Bride & Groom portraits.
Captured by Lauren
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Is your search for DC wedding photographers over? Whether your celebration is near or far — I truly can't wait to learn more about you. I believe all stories deserve to be celebrated, and I'm ready to capture your legacy.
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