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Welcome to my new site and blog. I am very proud of this Labor of Love. It seemed all too appropriate to launch my new look on the week of Valentine’s Day. Yes, photography is my total love and LOVE is what my work is all about.

Speaking of love, I could not do any of the work I do without my beautiful and amazing team. In light of my new look, an introduction to the gals behind Zoom seemed perfectly timed. Meet Jessica and Megan…and of course, me.

Jessica, my second shooter, is a ball of energy. Besides the fact that everywhere we go, people literally want to STEAL her from me (due to her incomparable zest and service), she is a beautiful photographer and a great friend. I feel so fortunate to have her on my team. And no, you can’t have her!

Megan, came to me two years ago and I have been so lucky for it. She has a great knowledge of photography, enthusiasm about her craft, and she is willing and able to learn. She has been rock solid as my assistant and Megan doesn’t even complain about my 200lb bag!

Last, I will forever be thanking my unbelievable team at Spitfiregirl Design; Heidi Yarger, Otis McCort and Jet Villaflor. You are too good. Thank you! And enjoy the journal.

posted by Lauri on 02.16.11  /  filed under Behind the Scenes, Industry Favorites, Publicity  /  1 Comment

I met Grace through my friend Tina, the very talented and amazing gal behind Bear Flag Farm. This is the beautiful wedding site that Karli+Nick married last September in Winters. Grace has several different catering companies, all of which, are dedicated to a sustainable philosophy. And so, Tina and Grace have collaborated on many events at BFF. Surprisingly, I have been loving the food shoots lately. Especially, with my stunning D3 (Yes, I said it…a digital! This is the only situation I ooh & ahh over digital!). And it was so fun to collaborate with Tina on the beautiful vignettes. Oh and Grace has an adorable cafe, The Mixing Bowl,  on hip Telegraph in Oakland… you must stop by for “the world’s best chocolate chip cookies “!

posted by Lauri on 03.25.10  /  filed under Industry Favorites, Weddings  /  Leave a Comment

After seeing our latest wedding together posted today on SMP, I got inspired to do an interview with Jenne as I have enjoyed each and every opportunity in working with her. Jenne is warm, passionate, creative and kind to all of her clients and vendors. She brings the upmost professionalism to every job and handles every task with complete confidence and her lovely, calming nature.

So here’s a little of what Jenne passed on to me….

Lauri:  What was your favorite wedding and why?

Jenne:  I don’t have one favorite wedding – I have many.  What makes the wedding is the clients, and their creativity.   For example, the two weddings where you and I have had the chance to play together have been completely different and wonderful – thanks to the client’s unique stamp on their wedding day.  Michele and Dave had a very specific vision that incorporated traditional wedding elements and some fun ideas as well– like the scrapbooking station – a huge hit!  Lindsey and Drew were amazing because Lindsey is a clothing designer.  Her custom rehearsal dinner and wedding gowns were amazing.  I love working with you because you capture those details that make the wedding unique to the couple with character and a special flair.

Lauri: What details get you most excited?

Jenne:  The details that really wow me are when a couple brings something to the table that is uniquely all about them.  As mentioned above, Lindsey brought her fashion design to the wedding with everything from her custom designed gowns to the heirloom lace we used on the cake table.  An April 2009 client of mine wore an heirloom veil that was worn by three previous generations in her family.  My client this past weekend used color as the thread to weave everything together – from invitation to lounge and all events in between.  

These weddings and many more will be featured soon on Jenne’s site. Stay tuned…

posted by Lauri on 06.08.09  /  filed under Industry Favorites, Weddings  /  Leave a Comment