I seriously can’t believe it has been five years since I started Julia Lauren Photography. I will never forget the evening when I told my husband that I wanted to start a photography business. I was crying in my bed because I was so tired of having to leave my daughter so much to travel for my corporate job. Even though it was literally out of left field (I had never even talked about wanting to start my own business and had zero photography training) my husband was so supportive and told me he would help me get the business side up and running. My story starts out like so many other photographers – I had my first born child and was fascinated by the whole newborn/photography thing. Unfortunately, our newborn photography experience with our daughter was not as I imagined – terrible customer service, a rushed session, and no help to prepare myself or even know what to expect. Looking back, that was a blessing in disguise because without having such a disappointing experience, I’m not sure if I would have even thought about getting into photography. I just kept thinking – if she ran her business that way and was successful, I definitely could do it and do it much better! So fast forward five years later, and we are thriving! Yes, there have been ups and downs, but overall, this journey has been absolutely incredible. I am just so thankful to all of my amazing clients for all of their support and loyalty. I definitely have to say that figuring out my ‘brand’ has definitely taken time, but I think we are finally here (yes, it has taken five years to fully figure it out). So welcome to our new website and our new brand – I hope you enjoy it all! Can’t wait to see what 2016 brings.
In the meantime, I shot this absolutely AMAZING maternity session recently. I always stress how important wardrobe is to your final photos and this couple absolutely nailed it. Enjoy! xo, Lauren