So wonderful to meet you! I'm thrilled to have you join me in my little corner of the Internet: where photography and messaging strategy meet, and wine is (always) welcome.
With a background in marketing, public relations and social media management, I've always been a lover of telling great stories. For 6 years I worked alongside international brands including Nike, Airstream, the John Maxwell Company and Chick-fil-A in defining unique elements of their stories and serving as their brand voice through digital, print and in-person engagements.
In May of 2014, I tried on a different hat for size and launched Lauren Carnes Photography where I began incorporating visual storytelling through food, branding and wedding photography, while also coaching and consulting creatives on photography and effective brand building to fit their unique voice. In every element of my work, it's my desire to serve - paired with a hefty dose of encouragement, education and creating a remarkable product.
In the food, travel and branding photography realm: most days you can find me busy styling and shooting recipes, exploring new cities to capture the true essence of the town, or partnering with creative small business to share their story through authentic imagery that speaks to the ideal audience.
In partnership with photography, I come alongside creatives and food-focused businesses to align communications strategy and create a cohesive brand through copywriting, visual communications and coaching.
I'm a huge fan of mentoring other creatives, community and encouraging others to pursue their dreams, which is why I'm honored to serve as the leader of the Augusta, GA Rising Tide Society TuesdaysTogether, and consult as a part of the Communications team for the Rising Tide Society as a whole.
Finally, for my sweet wedding couples, I capture memories that serve as heirlooms to share with generations to come. From the morning mimosas with bridesmaids, to the unexpected tears during the first look, to the way the bride's father gleams during his dance with his little girl, the opportunity to capture these moments is held so near to my heart.
And while I spend most of my days working alongside my furry assistant, Sophie, the cutest yellow lab around, when I close up shop (aka our spare bedroom) for the night, you'll immediately find me in the kitchen blasting a Spotify playlist, pouring a glass of wine and crafting up some dinner for my sweet medical resident husband, Chip. Give us a weekend free, and we're traveling somewhere new (or to a forever favorite), hosting family and friends for dinner, or curling up on the couch with a cocktail to watch episodes of Parks & Recreation on Netflix.
Now, let's hear about you! I simply can't wait to get to know you and have the chance to share your story! Let's get together for a cup of tea, a glass of wine or even over Facetime to get started.
Lauren Carnes Photography has been featured as a part of multiple publications including HGTVGardens, Food Network, the Augusta Magazine, Tastebook, Conde Naste Traveler, Southern Weddings, Weddings Unveiled, Style Me Pretty Living, Athleta, and Glitter Guide, among others.