Lauren Cate Photography


Some selected accolades.



Featured on:

Carats and Cake
The Knot
Junebug Weddings
Style Me Pretty
Green Wedding Shoes


Rangefinder Magazine 30 Rising Stars
of Wedding Photography 2014

12 Fearless Photographer Awards

Junebug Weddings Best of the Best



From real clients:

I truly cannot say enough wonderful things about our experience with Lauren! She makes you feel incredibly comfortable in front of a camera and she communicates with you every step of the way. She’s a creative genius who’s not afraid to get dirty or throw herself in a bush to get the right shot. By the end of our shoot, we felt like we just spent a few hours with a good friend who made us laugh the entire time. Did I mention that we got our engagement photos back to us within DAYS? My fiance and I stared at our online gallery with tears in our eyes as Lauren captured exactly what we were hoping for... the way we love each other and the way we have fun together. Our photos are genuine, honest, and simply us (just with the most stunning lighting ever). We are in love with these memories and wildly grateful to have found Lauren. We can’t wait for our wedding!!
— Caitlin H.
After I got my photos (a ridiculously short amount of time after the wedding) I couldn’t stop looking at them. I was up all night and late for work the next day because I physically couldn’t tear myself away.
— Shannon W.
I’ve seen her climb over, under, and around just about anything/anyone to get a shot that is different and tells a better story.
— Long H.
I’m completely in love with both my engagement and wedding photos, I wish I had another excuse to get our photos done again!
— Megan M.
My husband and I are not great at posing for photos, but Lauren created an environment that was relaxed and really captured what made us “us.”
— Jayna P. 
Lauren LOVES love. Often she is moved to tears by the beauty in what she sees and she is full of joy, because she knows that it is a privilege to be invited into the personal moments of people’s lives. She will make you laugh with the way she FREAKS OUT about how good the light is.
— Molly J.
Lauren took newborn photos of both our babies at less than 2 weeks old. We couldn’t say more wonderful things about her professionalism, attention to detail, fast turn-around time and utterly beautiful photos. We are so thankful we have these photos of our children that we’ll cherish forever.
— Ali E.
I have been fortunate enough to see her at multiple events, and every time I am left in awe. She has acted as the best friend who talks the bride through her anxiety and she has also been the quiet photographer who you wouldn’t know was there because she is so good at capturing moments without interrupting— she can adjust to the needs of any situation.
— Jolie B. 
She makes everyone feel comfortable in front of the camera. She will offer poses (not cheesy!) to help guide you.
— Hannah R.
 She not only revealed stunning and breathtaking photos of my daughter but also captured her true character and style in the pictures.  Both my daughters said “Dibs on Lauren for our weddings some day!”  She will forever be my go to photographer! Love her!!!
— Kate B. 
You can tell that she loves what she does, as she does it well, and is in love with making you look and feel like the most beautiful version of yourself. Her ability to seize control over a chaotic situation and turn it into a visual delight is beyond comprehension. You will literally ask how she did it.
— Weston R.

Are you MAGIC?

It’s been FIVE DAYS.

They are GLORIOUS.

I’m dying.

I’m dead.
— Shannon W.