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You’re excited about planning your wedding and totally in love with each other.

You want your day to be different, and your photographs to say something about who you are…especially who you are together.

You want a photographer who’s more than just a “supplier”…someone you feel comfortable with, someone who’ll blend in and make your day even more extraordinary and beautiful.

You want to be relaxed, confident that I’m going to do what needs to be done – so you can enjoy your day and look forward to your album.

You love documentary-style photography that captures real, raw and honest emotions with an artistic bent…and you enjoy quirky, fun photos that express your style, individuality, and appreciation of beauty and quality.

You want your photos to be a remarkable and tangible memento of your special day.

You love the bespoke, the ornate, the original.

If these sentences resonate with you, then let’s chat!

“There is one thing the photograph must contain: the humanity of the moment.”

– Robert Frank

A snapshot of my clients

They have a strong vision of what they want, but really, it’s all about wanting everyone to have a great time enjoying great food, fine beer and wine, and sensational music.

They’re professionals and creative types who appreciate beauty in all its forms, especially if it’s tailor-made, ornate, inventive, and beautiful.

They’re over the moon at marrying their soul-mate, but are just as excited about hitting the dance floor with everyone they love.

They’re decisive, know what they want when they see it, and trust themselves to feel a connection and run with it.

They haven’t got time to mess around with people who don’t care, are half-hearted, or don’t show the same passion and enthusiasm.

They’re ethical and driven, and believe beauty and integrity are all-important.

They either overthink who’s going to sit where – or can reel off the seating arrangement before writing the guest list – because it’s important that everyone – from grandparents to best friends to flower-girls – has a great time.

They’ve often trawled through Pinterest for table details before they’ve even picked their venue.

They’re active, love a challenge and are actually really enjoying planning this wedding (probably more than they thought they would).

Family and friends are extremely important to them so they’re looking forward to bringing their favourite people together to help celebrate this once-in-a-lifetime day.

“The instrument is not the camera but the photographer.”

– Eve Arnold

About LJM

My name’s Lauren Marshall – “Loz” to my friends, and lots of my clients.

In a nutshell, I live in Melbourne, I’m a mum and a wife to the most amazing family who are number 1 in my life. And a photographer who loves the quirky, beautiful and distinctive.

What makes me great at my job?

I am super organised. I always over prepare. It means I’m 100% present, and can let those creative juices fly.

I am decisive, passionate, organised, and super driven – and if you ever want to butter me up, just pour me a single-malt on the rocks.

I utterly revel in my creative talents and vision: colours, shapes, angles, light are my tools and my passion. But more importantly, I consider myself incredibly fortunate to have found what I love – capturing beautiful and hidden moments. That’s why I adore documentary style photography that reveals the true you.

It’s based on my curiosity for people and an ability to find what’s unusual and significant – for you. Standing on the sidelines is where I thrive because that’s where I’ll discover and capture the intimate and beautiful, as well as the grand and momentous. Sure, formal photos are important, but for me, it’s not about planning and posing every shot…it’s about spontaneity and revealing the person you are in the moment. And that’s what makes my photos – that become your photos – so memorable.

I’m constantly looking for moments before they even happen, my brain is in overdrive and I’m totally wrecked by the end of the day.

Lauren Marshall
Lauren J Marshall photographer
Lauren J Marshall photographer

What makes me tick?

I love people – especially my friends and families.

And…I love watching and playing sport. I’ve represented Victoria in Gaelic Football and still really love the sport and the camaraderie.

I LOVE to travel and was really lucky to live in Canada for a year. I was going to learn French and write a novel, but actually spent my time exploring the seaside town of Tofino and snowboarding in Banff

I love creating beautiful images and albums for clients who love the unusual, the artistic and the unique.

“Perfect. On a day where stress levels can be super high, you were everywhere capturing everything, but never once intruding on the moment.”

– Ben & Greer

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