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Capturing golden light and authentic moments

Let’s get a little dirty, a little raw. I’m here to capture all the emotions. The nose crinkles and the belly laughs, the dirty dresses and the messy hair. Let’s skip the posing and go straight to telling bad jokes. Let me capture what made you fall in love. 

Let’s go chase some sunsets, fins that golden light, and make some memories.

Let's Capture Your Story

I'm all about capturing what's real. The best part of any story starts with YOU

based in southern california

99% tearing up behind the camera during your vows

I can’t wait to meet you, friends!

I’ve been photographing weddings and people for many, many years. I love photography so much, I went and got my degree in it! When I’m not at a wedding or a session, you can find me snuggled up on the couch with my husband Ben.  So I’ve been in your shoes, I know what it’s like to plan a wedding and have to hire all those vendors. 

Now don’t let this face fool you, I’m a big weirdo and I love to have fun during my sessions. I want to make sure you are always comfortable and can truly be yourselves during our time together. 

xo, lauren

Lauren is the absolute best!! In our consultation, we communicated that we wanted very authentic, candid moments captured on our wedding day and she did just that. She was exactly where she needed to be at all times while simultaneously blending into the background in order to capture those very intimate, special moments. I highly recommend including Lauren on the special days you want documented, whatever that may be!

ryan & anna


She was early and made sure I didn’t feel rushed. She spent so much time paying attention to the details and making sure we got every photo we wanted.

The photos are beyond amazing and everything we wanted and more. On top of that, you get grade A service and get to spend a lot of time with an amazing human being. Lauren is the sweetest and so good at what she does. If your looking for a photographer and a friend, she is your girl.
We will be using her for all our photos in the future.

lauren & jeremy


Lauren is absolutely fantastic! She is super easy to work with and did an amazing job making us feel comfortable. We are pretty camera-shy so getting to work with Lauren for our engagement shoot definitely put our minds at ease for our actual wedding day. Lauren and her team went above and beyond what we expected, even helping with little things that made our wedding day run smoothly. Lauren did a perfect job of capturing us and the setting. The pictures came out beautiful and were better than we could have ever imagined. We highly recommend Lauren to capture your wedding or any other special event!

nicole & brandon


 We felt so comfortable with her, she helped us pose and feel so comfortable in front of the camera! She pays attention to all the little details, helping me plan the timeline of the day and ensuring I was present the day of our wedding. I could go on and on gushing over her talent, heart and passion for wedding photography. It was an utter blessing to have her and her assistant, Margot, part of the best day of my life. With every milestone to come, I will be contacting Lauren to take our photos!!

katie & ethan


I met Lauren in person for the first time the day of my wedding, to say she did amazing would not do her justice ! Lauren stepped in and went above and beyond , she moved flawlessly throughout the night and jumped in and helped way more than we could have ever expected ! She captures warm dreamy moments and felt like family . Every moment will be captured and I highly
Recommend for any special moments .

christina & josh


We loved having Lauren photograph our special wedding day!! She somehow managed to keep us on track and build our confidence while staying extremely flexible and calm. Lauren went above and beyond for us without a second thought. She’s a brilliant photographer and we felt so blessed to have her. Lauren was so considerate and thoughtful from start to finish, something so rare in this industry. Would 100% recommend for any occasion, especially important unrepeatable moments like a wedding.

talia & ryan


Lauren is hands down the BEST photographer because she truly cares about her work - and it shows! She was such a pleasure to work with leading up to the wedding and on our wedding day! Not only was she professional and kind, Lauren knew how to perfectly capture our love. Her work is everything and more in what I wanted for my wedding photos. She kept me calm the entire day, even though we were running a bit behind schedule. I am beyond happy I found her after looking endlessly for the perfect wedding photographer. I was very picky and as soon as I found her page I knew I had to have her on our big day. 

carolyn mary & jake


Our pictures turned out amazing! We were coming from Utah, our original photographer canceled last minute, and Lauren was very quick to make time for us and to make our dream wedding pictures a COMPLETE success. I absolutely fell in love with the pictures they turned out so good. She made us feel comfortable... Which is amazing cause when it comes to pictures I am probably the most awkward person on the planet. I don't look awkward in the pictures at all! Thank you Lauren for making our pictures a dream come true. Highly recommended.

marsha & jason


Lauren is amazing! She’s a pleasure to work with—professional, friendly and understanding—and takes beautiful photos. We booked her for our wedding in Santa Barbara last month. She responded quickly to our email and from the first phone call, I knew we’d made the right decision. On the day of the wedding, she was gracious and efficient. She got all the shots on our list and took other, beautiful photos as well. We can’t wait to put our wedding album together. My husband and I highly recommend Lauren Kovacik Photography for your next event.

elizabeth & adam


Lauren was the answer to our prayers!!! I look at the photographs she took on our wedding day every single day. We have an entire gallery wall with her gorgeous photos. Not only was she professional, kind, and extremely talented, but truly was able to show and make the essence of who we were and what our wedding day felt like come alive. My husband and I are very camera shy, and yet with her gentle direction and talent created something truly magical for us to have forever. We cannot thank or recommend her enough!

jon & bri


I found Lauren and her work while randomly browsing photographers and photos. Her work immediately stood out to me because of the beautiful lighting and moments captured. My family and I have worked with Lauren twice, and each time she has delivered absolutely gorgeous photos. She has somehow captured beautiful moments with an uncooperative and fussy baby and toddler in short periods of time, which is a testament to her skill and patience. Above all things, she is a delightful person who makes you feel at ease right away. 

joy & corey


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