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Lauren S.
Kansas City, MO
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5.0
11 Years of experience

I have always had a passion for photography, ever since I was a kid. It was something that fit in my life so perfectly that it drove me to pursue a bachelor's in professional photography, and motivated me to start my own business after 10 years of working for others. I wanted to make my dream a reality.


The only other perfect puzzle piece I've found for my world is cosplay (character costume play) which has helped me learn patience when working with kids and helping converse with new clients with ease. I have been a cosplayer for 4 years now, and having that artistic outlet helps keep it flowing into my photography portfolio.


I love working with subjects of all sorts of backgrounds, body types, ethnicities, preferences. It is my sole mission to make sure everyone knows just how beautiful and captivating they are. I strive to create a fun, comfortable environment to produce candid, natural images that showcase my client's uniqueness.

Awards, honors and recognition

I have been published multiple times in a few different local books and magazines!

A fun fact about me

I think the fact that most of my client's find the most fun is my cosplay background, and hearing stories about the different birthday, events and conventions I have gotten the pleasure of dressing up for! I have plenty.

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Equipment & Languages

Languages Spoken:

English

Camera:

Nikon D7000

Lenses:

Nikon 50 mm f1.8; Nikon 200 mm f2.8

I am good with…

Pets

Capturing Emotions

Suggesting Poses

Going the Extra Mile

LGBTQ Community

Candid Moments

My Portfolio Select a shoot type to preview more photos.

Engagement

10 photos

Food

11 photos

Party

14 photos

Pet

11 photos

Reviews

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5.0

Reviews from other sites

  • Anne L.

    From Facebook

    Lauren did an EXCEPTIONAL job during my boudoir. Her passion for photography shows in each photo she captures. She makes you feel so comfortable and at ease. I fell in love with my photos.

    Thank you, Lauren! Your work is so amazing!

  • Vanessa G.

    From Facebook

    Lauren is absolutely hands-down an amazing photographer. Very responsive answering my questions from the start of the process until the end of the process. She works well with people and knows how to provide coaching on poses and angles when needed. She also asked if there were any other poses/props I was thinking of and made sure those made the shoots as well. I've actually used Lauren twice and each time the photos were incredible. Each shoot has been nothing but a fun and positive experience. Furthermore my photos were delivered in a timely matter. Looking forward to future creative projects with this talent!

  • Kacee F.

    From Facebook

    I’ve admired the amazing talent from Lauren Schweer’s cosplay and photography skills for a while now, so I was beyond excited when I got the opportunity to snag a Spooky Photoshoot time slot with her! I was a little nervous with this being my first ever photoshoot but she made me feel confident and gave me simple instructions on how to pose for each picture. Every shot she took captured the “murdery-badass” vibe I was going for. I’m already hatching ideas for my next session.

  • Hannah B.

    From Facebook

    Lauren is an exceptional photographer, and working with her was everything I thought it would be and more!! Her passion and creativity show through every step of the way! From the moment I first messaged her to the shoot to seeing my beautiful photographs she was easy to talk to, excited and professional. I have admired her work for a long time and it was a dream come true to be one of her clients!! She made me feel comfortable and gave simple directions to help me pose correctly. I am 100% satisfied with the whole experience and I will definitely be back for more!!! The photographs are so incredible, I am so happy with how fun this was and how gorgeous my images are!!! Lauren is the best!!!

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