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Lauren Blankenship Photography

Knoxville , TN
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Knoxville, TN US 37922 (map)

PHONE

865-850-7445

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ABOUT US

My mission is to create photographs that people will cherish for the rest of their lives...photographs that tell a story about who they are, and who they love. My intent is to capture... Read more
My mission is to create photographs that people will cherish for the rest of their lives...photographs that tell a story about who they are, and who they love. My intent is to capture emotion and freeze it in time, undistorted. It doesn't matter what happened in the seconds before or the days after, because reflected in the image is what was real and true -- if only for just a moment.

I am not a studio photographer, I am a natural light photographer. Expect to play, laugh, love one another, and live a normal "day in your life". I am primarily a documentary photographer and I aim to capture the human condition in all it's glorious colors. Laughter, tears, scabbed knees---these are all a part of life.

I am a minimalist when it comes to editing. I feel strongly that an image should be timeless, so I steer away from trendy actions and photoshop techniques.

I graduated from Virginia Intermont College with a B.A. in Photography & Digital Imaging. I am a member of Wedding & Portrait Photographers International. Read less
Photography

INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

What primary photographic style do you identify with?
Contemporary, Photojournalism, Traditional / Posed
What do your packages include?
Albums, Custom Graphic Design, Digital Files
Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Is your media preference film or digital?
Digital
How many photographers do you work with?
Two photographers are included in all wedding packages.
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Absolutely!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
I will book one event per day.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Absolutely!
How long can the client keep the proofs?
Forever!
Do you reserve the right to publish the photos?
Yes.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, every bride receives the digital files of all of the final edited images.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Fine art, lay flat binding with many different cover options.

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Angelina
Wedding:
6/28/2014
5.0/5.0
I am so happy I found Lauren at a bridal show!! She is an extremely talented photographer with very fair prices. Through engagement photos and on my wedding day, Lauren put up with all the questions, concerns, ideas, and problems I had. I gave her ideas of photos I would like to have and she did a great job of capturing everything I wanted, while using her expertise to make my photos perfect! I've heard that some photographers aren't easy to work with and don't listen to what you have to say, but Lauren is the opposite. She made sure she got to know me before my wedding and was there for me the entire day supporting me if I needed her. Such a wonderful and easy-going person to work with! I am so happy with my enagement pictures and can't wait to see my wedding photos!
I am so happy I found Lauren at a bridal show!! She is an extremely talented photographer with very fair prices. Through Read more...
I am so happy I found Lauren at a bridal show!! She is an extremely talented photographer with very fair prices. Through engagement photos and on my wedding day, Lauren put up with all the questions, concerns, ideas, and problems I had. I gave her ideas of photos I would like to have and she did a great job of capturing everything I wanted, while using her expertise to make my photos perfect! I've heard that some photographers aren't easy to work with and don't listen to what you have to say, but Lauren is the opposite. She made sure she got to know me before my wedding and was there for me the entire day supporting me if I needed her. Such a wonderful and easy-going person to work with! I am so happy with my enagement pictures and can't wait to see my wedding photos! Read less
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Nicole
Wedding:
6/7/2014
5.0/5.0
I married my husband about 4 weeks ago and it was the most amazing night of our lives. We did our engagement photos with Lauren in the fall of 2013 and it was after that session I felt super confidant we chose to right photographer to capture the precious moments of our special day. Our engagement session was fabulous and she had tons of ideas for poses and she worked in the props we brought very well. We also got the photos back very quickly which was super exciting!! I am a huge photo fanatic to begin with, so when I found Lauren and told her all of my ideas and things I found on pinterest she was excited and very helpful! We had such a blast at the wedding with photos and I know she took hundreds! she was always snapping shots. After the wedding we even got some compliments on her from our guests, saying she was never in the way and they are sure she was capturing every moment. We would definitely recommend Lauren Blankenship to everyone who wants a photographer they can be comfortable with and get great photos!! Thank you Lauren!
I married my husband about 4 weeks ago and it was the most amazing night of our lives. We did our engagement photos with Read more...
I married my husband about 4 weeks ago and it was the most amazing night of our lives. We did our engagement photos with Lauren in the fall of 2013 and it was after that session I felt super confidant we chose to right photographer to capture the precious moments of our special day. Our engagement session was fabulous and she had tons of ideas for poses and she worked in the props we brought very well. We also got the photos back very quickly which was super exciting!! I am a huge photo fanatic to begin with, so when I found Lauren and told her all of my ideas and things I found on pinterest she was excited and very helpful! We had such a blast at the wedding with photos and I know she took hundreds! she was always snapping shots. After the wedding we even got some compliments on her from our guests, saying she was never in the way and they are sure she was capturing every moment. We would definitely recommend Lauren Blankenship to everyone who wants a photographer they can be comfortable with and get great photos!! Thank you Lauren! Read less
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danielle
Wedding:
1/4/2014
5.0/5.0
I found Lauren on wedding wire and she did our engagement and wedding photos. We are from out of state so I really lucked out finding Lauren. She takes the most stunning photos I've ever seen and is a true professional with a degree in photography. She has all the right training to capture shots no matter what you are looking for. She's awesome, sweet, dependable, and professional! My only regret is that she won't be close by to take my families photos for a lifetime!! 10 stars from us!!
I found Lauren on wedding wire and she did our engagement and wedding photos. We are from out of state so I really lucked Read more...
I found Lauren on wedding wire and she did our engagement and wedding photos. We are from out of state so I really lucked out finding Lauren. She takes the most stunning photos I've ever seen and is a true professional with a degree in photography. She has all the right training to capture shots no matter what you are looking for. She's awesome, sweet, dependable, and professional! My only regret is that she won't be close by to take my families photos for a lifetime!! 10 stars from us!! Read less
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Katrina
Wedding:
5/25/2013
5.0/5.0
Working with Lauren was better then I could have ever imagined. My husband and I are totally awkward, quiet and laid back people. We imagined pictures to be totally uncomfortable and weird. Lauren was always so patient and reassuring.

She agreed to shoot our engagement pictures anywhere we chose. She even let us bring our dogs along! She had our pictures finished within a week and we loved them! She is so talented as a photographer because our pictures look so natural and beautiful. I was so shocked because I didn't even remember half the moments she was able to capture. She literally caught split seconds of our reactions to each other that ended up being so many of our most cherished pictures.

Our wedding day was equally perfect. My favorite part of the wedding pictures are the variety of pictures. Lauren captured just as many pictures of the reception and decor as she did the ceremony and regular pictures. I truly loved this because there were so many detailed moments I missed on the day of because I was so overloaded by all the stimuli. She was just as prompt with these pictures as the engagement pictures, done within 2 weeks.

Beyond the beautiful pictures and comfort Lauren provided, she was very professional and on top of everything. She was first to email and responded to my questions almost immediately. We really couldn't have had a better experience.
Working with Lauren was better then I could have ever imagined. My husband and I are totally awkward, quiet and laid back Read more...
Working with Lauren was better then I could have ever imagined. My husband and I are totally awkward, quiet and laid back people. We imagined pictures to be totally uncomfortable and weird. Lauren was always so patient and reassuring.

She agreed to shoot our engagement pictures anywhere we chose. She even let us bring our dogs along! She had our pictures finished within a week and we loved them! She is so talented as a photographer because our pictures look so natural and beautiful. I was so shocked because I didn't even remember half the moments she was able to capture. She literally caught split seconds of our reactions to each other that ended up being so many of our most cherished pictures.

Our wedding day was equally perfect. My favorite part of the wedding pictures are the variety of pictures. Lauren captured just as many pictures of the reception and decor as she did the ceremony and regular pictures. I truly loved this because there were so many detailed moments I missed on the day of because I was so overloaded by all the stimuli. She was just as prompt with these pictures as the engagement pictures, done within 2 weeks.

Beyond the beautiful pictures and comfort Lauren provided, she was very professional and on top of everything. She was first to email and responded to my questions almost immediately. We really couldn't have had a better experience. Read less
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Brooke
Wedding:
3/16/2013
5.0/5.0
Lauren provided our photography at our wedding this past March and although it was held at Chateau Elan (in Atlanta, GA outside of Knoxville, TN) she STILL had not wonderful but FABULOUS ideas for our photography. She is professional and has a wonderful eye for photography. Lauren is an all around awesome person to work with me. The results of our photography speak for themselves (can be seen at www.laurenblankenship.com). We were very thankful to have had her as our photographer and would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone seeking that personable photographer that produces excellent results.
Lauren provided our photography at our wedding this past March and although it was held at Chateau Elan (in Atlanta, GA Read more...
Lauren provided our photography at our wedding this past March and although it was held at Chateau Elan (in Atlanta, GA outside of Knoxville, TN) she STILL had not wonderful but FABULOUS ideas for our photography. She is professional and has a wonderful eye for photography. Lauren is an all around awesome person to work with me. The results of our photography speak for themselves (can be seen at www.laurenblankenship.com). We were very thankful to have had her as our photographer and would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone seeking that personable photographer that produces excellent results. Read less
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Jessica
Wedding:
8/18/2012
5.0/5.0
We hired Lauren to be our wedding photographer. I just got my pictures today (one week early) and I couldn't be happier with them!!! They are oh so lovely. She really is such a talent. I was feeling like I wasn't going to be able to afford a photographer and then I found Lauren. Her prices are very affordable. She was quick to respond to all of my emails and checked in with me periodically- which gave me one less thing to put on my todo list. She was professional and such a nice person- I couldn't have asked for more. It rained on our wedding day and I worried it would limit the amount of photos we could get. But Lauren worked her magic- made the most of it and I don't think she could have done a better job in a perfect day of sunshine. I didn't see Lauren a lot of the time- I was frantic before our wedding and busy having fun afterwards. With out any direction Lauren captured every single detail of our wedding- things I never would have thought to photograph and I am so thankful that she did that for me. On a day where I had so much on my mind it was nice being able to trust she would find time to photograph or friends- our family- us- and even the little things in such a lovely way. I would recommend Lauren a hundred times over.
We hired Lauren to be our wedding photographer. I just got my pictures today (one week early) and I couldn't be happier Read more...
We hired Lauren to be our wedding photographer. I just got my pictures today (one week early) and I couldn't be happier with them!!! They are oh so lovely. She really is such a talent. I was feeling like I wasn't going to be able to afford a photographer and then I found Lauren. Her prices are very affordable. She was quick to respond to all of my emails and checked in with me periodically- which gave me one less thing to put on my todo list. She was professional and such a nice person- I couldn't have asked for more. It rained on our wedding day and I worried it would limit the amount of photos we could get. But Lauren worked her magic- made the most of it and I don't think she could have done a better job in a perfect day of sunshine. I didn't see Lauren a lot of the time- I was frantic before our wedding and busy having fun afterwards. With out any direction Lauren captured every single detail of our wedding- things I never would have thought to photograph and I am so thankful that she did that for me. On a day where I had so much on my mind it was nice being able to trust she would find time to photograph or friends- our family- us- and even the little things in such a lovely way. I would recommend Lauren a hundred times over. Read less
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Beth
Wedding:
6/17/2010
5.0/5.0
We had the BEST experience with Lauren. She was incredibly flexible with her time and our ideas! The times we were stumped, however, she always had a suggestion or location in mind to get us some amazing pictures. She was also very expedient in getting our pics back to us, which was refreshing.
I think she listened to us and has a great instinct to pick and choose what is best for a couple; whether it be location, relatives, getting a great smile or laugh for a shot, posing, or even just picking out great "save the date" ideas. We were also really excited about our engagement pictures becoming a really great guest signing book for the wedding. We loved it so much, we got her to compose another photo book of the wedding itself!
She is a rising talent that we were lucky to snag for our wedding!
We had the BEST experience with Lauren. She was incredibly flexible with her time and our ideas! The times we were Read more...
We had the BEST experience with Lauren. She was incredibly flexible with her time and our ideas! The times we were stumped, however, she always had a suggestion or location in mind to get us some amazing pictures. She was also very expedient in getting our pics back to us, which was refreshing.
I think she listened to us and has a great instinct to pick and choose what is best for a couple; whether it be location, relatives, getting a great smile or laugh for a shot, posing, or even just picking out great "save the date" ideas. We were also really excited about our engagement pictures becoming a really great guest signing book for the wedding. We loved it so much, we got her to compose another photo book of the wedding itself!
She is a rising talent that we were lucky to snag for our wedding! Read less
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