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Lauren Brooks Photography

Portland , OR

LOCATION

PO Box 376
Portland, OR US 97207 (map)
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ABOUT US

As a couple, you bring a unique style to your wedding celebration. As your photographers, it‘s important to us to capture the events of this day in a way that complements your... Read more
As a couple, you bring a unique style to your wedding celebration. As your photographers, it‘s important to us to capture the events of this day in a way that complements your personality and enhances the experience for you and your guests. We want you to look back at the pictures of your wedding day and relive the memories for years to come.

Our approach to photographing your wedding is to document the day as it happens. We enjoy capturing the natural interactions of you and your guests that visually describe the dynamic of your relationships. By using a journalistic approach to photographing your wedding, we find that we‘re able to capture fun, beautiful, and timeless images.

Lauren Brooks is a twelve-time, international award-winning wedding and portrait photographer. For the past thirteen years, she’s devoted herself to learning how to take photographs that communicate stories, moments, and feelings. Her commitment to photography continues to follow her to each wedding and person she photographs. Lauren values the personal connection that her job allows her to have with her clients and she feels very fortunate to make a living doing something she loves. Read less
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INFO FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

Do you have liability insurance?
Yes
Do you offer special techniques such as hand-coloring or toning?
After editing your wedding photos, each image is color corrected to enhance its innate beauty. We do not offer hand-coloring or sepia toning.
Do you have experience shooting in various lighting situations?
We have experience in all lighting situations! We've shot over 100 weddings in the last few of years and almost every one of them was in a different location. We use our equipment to enhance natural light sources, if they are available. If flash is needed, we use our flash off-camera as much as possible to create the look of natural light.
How many photographers do you work with?
Two. My husband, Lincoln and I shoot every wedding together. It's just the two of us:)
Do you guarantee your presence at the actual event?
Yes, of course!
Do you sometimes book yourself for more than one event in a day? Weekend?
We only book one wedding per day. Occasionally we will book two weddings per weekend if they are both local.
Do you have a replacement photographer in case you become unavailable on the day of the event?
Yes! If one of us is seriously injured or too sick to get out of bed, one of us will be there as the lead photographer. We will hire another photographer with matched skill and style to be the second photographer.
Do you bring back-up equipment to the event in case of malfunction?
Yes, we have a total of 3 cameras at each wedding. This is a way to ensure that if one fails, we have a back-up.
Are you available to shoot extra hours? If yes, how much do you charge for extra hours?
We are available to shoot overtime. You're welcome to make that call before your wedding or on the day-of. We charge $250 for each additional hour.
What is your policy on taking breaks? If you require a meal break, do you require that the client provide your meal?
One fifteen minute break, if any. We usually take our breaks one at a time so we don't miss any important events.
Do you charge for travel?
We charge for mileage for any wedding over 40 miles from Portland, Oregon. Travel fees vary depending on the distance and location. Please inquire for a more specific quote.
How soon after the event are the proofs ready for viewing?
Between 6 and 8 weeks.
In what format are the initial proofs offered?
Online via a web gallery, which I email to you. We also post a few of our favorite images on our blog about 3 weeks after your wedding
How long can the client keep the proofs?
The proof gallery is online until your first anniversary.
Do you retain the copyright for the photos?
Yes, I retain the commercial copyright to all of my photos. If you purchase your disc or if the disc of high-res images comes with your package, you and your family and friends are welcome to make reprints for your personal use.
Do you provide the digital files and/or negatives (or copies of the negatives) to the client?
Yes, the digital files either come with the package or can be purchased.
Will images be available for viewing online?
Yes. Your online proofs are available for viewing up to one year after your wedding.
What kind of albums do you offer?
Albums are a great way to display and preserve your wedding photos. We currently offer a variety of styles of albums in different sizes, designs and colors. Please inquire for more information.

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Recently Married
5.0/5.0
Lauren (and Lincoln) are AMAZING! We could not have asked for more. We were coming into town just for the wedding, so Lauren met us for a drink in advance, she was easy to schedule with, and took fantastic notes about what we wanted - and then perfectly executed on it. She was just a joy to work with, everyone in our family who stuck around for all the posed pictures we insisted on commented the day of that "your photographer is so nice!" When we saw the pictures we were totally blown away. Lauren caught every sweet moment of the day, and I never noticed her lurking around. Its amazing that she was able to document the whole day, without me ever having to think about where she was, or wasn't. She blended right into the crowd, and did an outstanding job. If you want documentation of your day, all the real emotion, Lauren is perfect. I appreciate that I can relive the love and laughter through her pictures, and its more than I ever imagined. People now regularly come up to me and say "you looked fantastic at your wedding, and the pictures were amazing!" - what more could I ask for!?!
Lauren (and Lincoln) are AMAZING! We could not have asked for more. We were coming into town just for the wedding, so Read more...
Lauren (and Lincoln) are AMAZING! We could not have asked for more. We were coming into town just for the wedding, so Lauren met us for a drink in advance, she was easy to schedule with, and took fantastic notes about what we wanted - and then perfectly executed on it. She was just a joy to work with, everyone in our family who stuck around for all the posed pictures we insisted on commented the day of that "your photographer is so nice!" When we saw the pictures we were totally blown away. Lauren caught every sweet moment of the day, and I never noticed her lurking around. Its amazing that she was able to document the whole day, without me ever having to think about where she was, or wasn't. She blended right into the crowd, and did an outstanding job. If you want documentation of your day, all the real emotion, Lauren is perfect. I appreciate that I can relive the love and laughter through her pictures, and its more than I ever imagined. People now regularly come up to me and say "you looked fantastic at your wedding, and the pictures were amazing!" - what more could I ask for!?! Read less
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Libbi
Wedding:
10/9/2011
5.0/5.0
Unbelievable...Lauren and Lincoln are amazing! They met and did our engagement photos which turned out so great. They met with us and were easy to work with...very professional and their work speaks for itself.
Unbelievable...Lauren and Lincoln are amazing! They met and did our engagement photos which turned out so great. They met Read more...
Unbelievable...Lauren and Lincoln are amazing! They met and did our engagement photos which turned out so great. They met with us and were easy to work with...very professional and their work speaks for itself. Read less
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overjoyed
Wedding:
8/27/2011
5.0/5.0
I Love Lauren and Lincoln! From their warming and loving personalities to their amazing talent, they are top notch and went above and beyond all expectations I had. My photos are breathtakingly beautiful, they brought me to tears when I first saw them and my friends and family can’t stop talking about them. Working with Lauren was such a pleasant experience. She is always prompt, answers all my questions, flexible, and so so sweet! On my wedding day, Lauren and Lincoln worked so hard the whole entire day; I never once saw either of them put down their cameras. I am blown away at their talent, they managed to capture every single moment in such an exquisite magical way, and you can feel the emotions just by simply looking at the photos. I encourage every bride and groom to visit the website and look through her wedding blogs. The best decision I made about my wedding was making room in my budget for Lauren Brooks Photography!
I Love Lauren and Lincoln! From their warming and loving personalities to their amazing talent, they are top notch and Read more...
I Love Lauren and Lincoln! From their warming and loving personalities to their amazing talent, they are top notch and went above and beyond all expectations I had. My photos are breathtakingly beautiful, they brought me to tears when I first saw them and my friends and family can’t stop talking about them. Working with Lauren was such a pleasant experience. She is always prompt, answers all my questions, flexible, and so so sweet! On my wedding day, Lauren and Lincoln worked so hard the whole entire day; I never once saw either of them put down their cameras. I am blown away at their talent, they managed to capture every single moment in such an exquisite magical way, and you can feel the emotions just by simply looking at the photos. I encourage every bride and groom to visit the website and look through her wedding blogs. The best decision I made about my wedding was making room in my budget for Lauren Brooks Photography! Read less
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Whitney
Wedding:
6/25/2011
5.0/5.0
Lauren and her hubby Lincoln were PHENOMENAL at our wedding. The bulk of our budget was spent on photography and we could not be happier. I almost feel like my lack of eloquence at how good they are does them a disservice. So I will say this. . . BOOK THEM BOOK THEM BOOK THEM! NOW!
Lauren and her hubby Lincoln were PHENOMENAL at our wedding. The bulk of our budget was spent on photography and we could Read more...
Lauren and her hubby Lincoln were PHENOMENAL at our wedding. The bulk of our budget was spent on photography and we could not be happier. I almost feel like my lack of eloquence at how good they are does them a disservice. So I will say this. . . BOOK THEM BOOK THEM BOOK THEM! NOW! Read less
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Emily
Wedding:
4/29/2011
5.0/5.0
Such a pleasure to work with! Lauren and her husband Lincoln were both so nice and made it very comfortable for everyone. I would recommend them to everyone, just check out Lauren's work on her website if you want proof of her amazing work.
Such a pleasure to work with! Lauren and her husband Lincoln were both so nice and made it very comfortable for everyone. Read more...
Such a pleasure to work with! Lauren and her husband Lincoln were both so nice and made it very comfortable for everyone. I would recommend them to everyone, just check out Lauren's work on her website if you want proof of her amazing work. Read less
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8/15/2009
5.0/5.0
Anyone who knows or has heard of Lauren Brooks knows that she is one of the best out there in the wedding photography field. She is exceptionally talented and is an expert at telling a story through her photographs. Her husband who acts as the second shooter is so talented in his own right too.

It was such a joy and privilege for my husband and myself to have had the opportunity to work with Lauren. She was always open to any thoughts or ideas we had, and would encourage us to meet with her at her studio whenever we were in town. You can just tell how much she loves her work.

We were lucky to have them both there on our wedding day and at our rehearsal dinner the night before. It was truly the best decision we made. The photos they captured at both events are absolutely extraordinary. They have an amazing eye for catching all the emotion, joy, romance, and every the little detail in such a special and unique way. We will cherish the photos as much as we will cherish the actual day. I could not be any happier or pleased with my experience with Lauren Brooks Photography!!
Anyone who knows or has heard of Lauren Brooks knows that she is one of the best out there in the wedding photography Read more...
Anyone who knows or has heard of Lauren Brooks knows that she is one of the best out there in the wedding photography field. She is exceptionally talented and is an expert at telling a story through her photographs. Her husband who acts as the second shooter is so talented in his own right too.

It was such a joy and privilege for my husband and myself to have had the opportunity to work with Lauren. She was always open to any thoughts or ideas we had, and would encourage us to meet with her at her studio whenever we were in town. You can just tell how much she loves her work.

We were lucky to have them both there on our wedding day and at our rehearsal dinner the night before. It was truly the best decision we made. The photos they captured at both events are absolutely extraordinary. They have an amazing eye for catching all the emotion, joy, romance, and every the little detail in such a special and unique way. We will cherish the photos as much as we will cherish the actual day. I could not be any happier or pleased with my experience with Lauren Brooks Photography!! Read less
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~*cw*~
Wedding:
8/23/2008
5.0/5.0
I simply can not say enough wonderful things about Lauren Brooks Photographer.

Not only were our wedding photographs all I could have hoped for and more - Lauren and Lincoln were an absolute joy to work with! They were a pleasure to have as part of our celebration - even though we barely noticed them!

Their photography was the most important investment we made at our wedding - and worth every penny!

Our photographs are how we will forever remember our day - and they capture all the emotion and beauty of it. See for yourself: http://www.laurenbphoto.com/blog/?p=702
I simply can not say enough wonderful things about Lauren Brooks Photographer.

Not only were our wedding Read more...
I simply can not say enough wonderful things about Lauren Brooks Photographer.

Not only were our wedding photographs all I could have hoped for and more - Lauren and Lincoln were an absolute joy to work with! They were a pleasure to have as part of our celebration - even though we barely noticed them!

Their photography was the most important investment we made at our wedding - and worth every penny!

Our photographs are how we will forever remember our day - and they capture all the emotion and beauty of it. See for yourself: http://www.laurenbphoto.com/blog/?p=702 Read less
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LegalLovers
Wedding:
8/9/2008
5.0/5.0
Lauren did a "Day After" (also known as trash the dress) session for myself and my new husband. We had an absolute blast! Lauren is a doll. From the moment I opened the door and welcomed her into our awesome hotel room at the Hotel Monaco, I knew she would click with us. My husband, who was sick of having his picture taken and was grumbling about having to do a day after session also had a blast.

I booked Lauren a few months before our wedding took place because I really liked her work but had already lined up our wedding day photographer. But I wanted to work with her as well, and day after shots are becoming popular, so I approached her via email about it. Luckilly she was enthusiastic about it too. I never met her until the day of the shoot.

Lauren took wonderful photos of us in our hotel room, in the hotel lobby, and throughout downtown Portland. She has a sweet demeanor and really enjoys what she does. She also studied photography in college which impressed me (you'd be surprised how many big shot photographers have no professional education in photography).

I can say with all honesty that Lauren is one of my favorite wedding vendors. I cannot recommend her enough!
Lauren did a "Day After" (also known as trash the dress) session for myself and my new husband. We had an absolute blast! Read more...
Lauren did a "Day After" (also known as trash the dress) session for myself and my new husband. We had an absolute blast! Lauren is a doll. From the moment I opened the door and welcomed her into our awesome hotel room at the Hotel Monaco, I knew she would click with us. My husband, who was sick of having his picture taken and was grumbling about having to do a day after session also had a blast.

I booked Lauren a few months before our wedding took place because I really liked her work but had already lined up our wedding day photographer. But I wanted to work with her as well, and day after shots are becoming popular, so I approached her via email about it. Luckilly she was enthusiastic about it too. I never met her until the day of the shoot.

Lauren took wonderful photos of us in our hotel room, in the hotel lobby, and throughout downtown Portland. She has a sweet demeanor and really enjoys what she does. She also studied photography in college which impressed me (you'd be surprised how many big shot photographers have no professional education in photography).

I can say with all honesty that Lauren is one of my favorite wedding vendors. I cannot recommend her enough! Read less
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bluegirlpdx77
Wedding:
3/1/2008
5.0/5.0
She was beyond amazing. Not only so talented, but flexible. We didn't want any posed pics, more of a story told. We got everything we could have ever wanted! The photos are beautiful. They should have charged us more. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lauren, and her fiance Lincoln. They were also so stealth sometimes we barely saw them, but we have the pics to prove they were recording our every moment.
She was beyond amazing. Not only so talented, but flexible. We didn't want any posed pics, more of a story told. We got Read more...
She was beyond amazing. Not only so talented, but flexible. We didn't want any posed pics, more of a story told. We got everything we could have ever wanted! The photos are beautiful. They should have charged us more. I cannot say enough wonderful things about Lauren, and her fiance Lincoln. They were also so stealth sometimes we barely saw them, but we have the pics to prove they were recording our every moment. Read less
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