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!

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 they both happen to be obsessed with Justin Timberlake! I mean, come on! I had actually met Sophia through a mutual friend at a concert, so I was so excited when I heard from her a few months later after she got engaged. Sophia’s energy is amazing! She’s so sweet and has the most infectious laugh! I couldn’t wait to meet Mike on their wedding day and see who this special guy was that she was going to spend her life with. The biggest thing that I loved about the two of them was how much FUN they have together! That was what stood out to me the most. Sophia and Mike, I hope that your marriage continues to be the biggest party! Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness!

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Venue: The City Club of Washington

Planner: Dot Walker

Florist: Tre Miles, Petals Edge

Makeup: Valerie Hammer

Hair: Nikki Cagle

DJ: DJ Lauren Bobby

Second Photographer: Jenny Bosak

Ethan | Mini Session

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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

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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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Parker!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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

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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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Joella | A Birth Story and A Year in Review

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Reflecting on this past year is so bittersweet for me. At 10:16 am on February 3, 2015 I became a mom for the very first time. This has been the most incredible, and the hardest, year of my life. I had no idea on that cold morning that my world was about to be flipped upside […]

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