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Georgia Maternity Photographer

From their engagement session in Athens to their wedding at Barnsley Gardens, I’ve had the joy of photographing Mary Helen and Fisher throughout multiple seasons of their lives over the last few years. We became close friends when I was living in Augusta and have loved staying in touch as we both navigate life as […]

Aug 1, 2019


With summer officially upon us, I’ve been dreaming up ocean views & BBQs, afternoons sipping beer & sunny mornings… and thinking back to one of my favorite events I had the privilege to photograph last summer. Between pregnancy, newborn life, & moving, I am finally going through the backlog of images waiting to be shared, […]

Jul 1, 2019


It’s with the most joy that I celebrate the birth of one of my very best friend’s little boys: Noah! I had the honor of recently capturing Amanda in all her beautiful pregnant mama glory & goodness, she is stunning. Amanda and I lived together in college… we’ve spent quite a bit of time together […]

Jun 9, 2019


This past year has been quite a whirlwind. We found out we were pregnant with our sweet Oliver almost exactly a year ago, so as we’re nearing the 6-month birthday of our baby boy, I’m loving going through the archives to share some of my favorite shoots from 2018. This one was particularly special – […]

May 7, 2019


3 tips on how to build your business when you move to a new city

Uprooting your life for a move is difficult. Doing that when you’re an entrepreneur with a geographically based business is even harder. It can feel super intimidating to build a business in a new city. And even if you’re not navigating those waters, finding creative ways to grow and thrive in business right where you […]

Apr 10, 2019


Fourth Trimester Update | Lauren Carnes Photography

It’s hard to believe it, but Oliver is officially 4 months old. What a darling little boy he is! Time is FLYING! I can’t even believe we’re already out of the “Fourth Trimester.” He’s just shy of 13 pounds, over double his birth weight (5 lbs 5 ozs)… and nearing triple! And goodness, I couldn’t be […]

Apr 3, 2019


That day job you’re plugging away at… there’s so much more benefit than you think. I promise. You may be in a season where you’re wondering if you’ll ever make it to that coveted “full timer” status. Or perhaps you’re a full time entrepreneur, but you remember the 9-5 hustle and late night/weekend working all […]

Mar 26, 2019


When I first became a photographer, I quickly realized just.how.much went into running a photography business that wasn’t actually taking the photos… There was culling, accounting, blogging, social mediaing, contract printing, and more. It was exhausting. In fact, when I first met with our financial planners and they asked me to break down the percentage […]

Mar 20, 2019


4 design secrets on how to boost opt ins on your landing page to get more conversions

If you’ve spent a single minute in Megan Martin‘s presence or experienced even a tiny bit of her genius, you know she is something special. In our friend group, we affectionately call her the Creative Unicorn because she has some kind of crazy array of talents and skills and expertise that can wow just about […]

Mar 13, 2019


The first interaction I had with Deeann Rieves was years ago while photographing the Gather Workshop, an amazing workshop led by the incredible Mattie of Green Tie Studio and Kaitie of Kaitie Bryant Photography. Britt Bass was leading a session on painting, and I was roaming around the workshop, capturing attendees getting their hands dirty […]

Mar 11, 2019


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