Hi there! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! My name is Lauren Gay and I'm a wedding and portrait photographer, loving what I do! My goal is to make sure that you have fun when you are with me, and that your photos convey the wonderful energy you and the ones you love share. I hope you enjoy some of my latest work below!

Colby & Taylor | Shadow Creek Wedding, Purcellville, VA

Taylor and Colby’s wedding was truly a wedding photographer’s dream! Shadow Creek is absolutely stunning, and paired with an overcast sky and a gorgeous couple was giving me all of the heart eyes! Not to mention all of the details by Kathleen of Elegant Momentz and the flowers by Designing flowers were just breathtaking! Taylor, being from Kentucky, was really able to incorporate her country side into this beautiful wedding. The girls all wore boots and the backdrop was the most picturesque farm with rolling hills. (Cows included!) Views like that always remind me why I love Virginia so much! I hope you enjoy some of my personal favorites from this incredible day! Congrats Taylor and Colby!

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Venue: Shadow Creek

Planner: Elegant Momentz

Florist: Designing Flowers

Caterer: Smokin Willy BBQ

Second Photographer: Krysta Norman


Aneeta & Omar | Great Falls Anniversary Session

I was so excited when Aneeta reached out to me about doing a sweet anniversary session. Aneeta and Omar just celebrated ten years of marriage! And she told me that she’s always said that she would want to do photos once they reached this milestone. Now I’m pretty positive that I’d like to do the same! They brought along their amazing kids, and I loved being able to document them, just as a couple, and also as a family. Ten years… that’s a lot to be proud of! Here are just a few of my favorites from our session at Great Falls!

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Sophia and Mike | City Club of Washington Wedding


There really aren’t enough nice things I can say about Sophia and Mike! I always feel nervous my first wedding back at the start of a new wedding season, but especially the first one back after a baby. This wedding could not have been more perfect! I felt more like a friend then a photographer AND […]

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Ethan | Mini Session


Ethan is seriously the sweetest thing! I absolutely love how serious he is, but found it sweet that if mom and dad were holding him, or looking at him, his little dimples would come out! It was a little bit rainy, but I thought the soft light really added to this session. And Ethan’s smile […]

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Piper | Newborn


One of my best friends had a baby girl in April and I am still just so elated! Piper is absolutely beautiful, and I just loved watching Devin and Curt as parents. I loved every moment they shared as a family of three, but also watching each of them bond with Piper individually. She is […]

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I was so happy to have a little mini session with Parker! It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since I was photographing him as a newborn. I cannot get over how calm and sweet he is! I loved watching these three interact and this stage is just so much fun! As a […]

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Eleanora | One!


I’ve photographed this family since their oldest, Royce, was just three months old! It has been such a joy to watch this family grow. At this point I walk into their home and feel just like an old friend. I can’t believe that Eleanora is already ONE! That went by so quickly! I’m so glad I […]

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Jay | One year!


In December we moved to an incredible neighborhood! We’re located in a cul-de-sac and literally all of our neighbors are families with small kids! So not only are we lucky, but our babies are SO lucky! We’ve really enjoyed getting to know everyone and I was so honored when Rita asked if I’d take some […]

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Zayn | Six Months!


I always enjoy my sessions with this sweet family! I can’t get over how big Zayn is getting and I absolutely love watching him with his older siblings! I’m so happy that warmer weather is here and that we were able to get outside for a while! I can’t wait for his one year session!

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Bowen | Newborn Session


I loved meeting baby Bowen a few weeks ago! I actually had the honor of photographing his parents wedding, and then as a family of three, and now they’re a sweet family of four! Here are just a few of my favorites! All of the images of Bowen and Kinslee really melted my heart! I […]

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