Hi, I’m Lauren: the face behind ‘laurenbythesea’. I’ve always been very creative but photography has been my main passion for at least 15 years now. Over those years I have discovered what I really love to photograph and learnt to follow my instinct about what catches my eye. My two favourite things to photograph are people and landscapes. I’m lucky to live in a lovely, little town by the sea and I aim to record that experience and the beautiful things that inspire me in daily life. ( follow me on Instagram!)

For a few years wedding photography completely took over and was a whirlwind of tearful vows, gorgeous dresses and lovely couples but if I’m honest, and I like to be, my heart pined for creating things and seeing beauty in the everyday; so now, although I still shoot some beautiful weddings, I try and keep a balance with my work so that I can dedicate myself and find fulfilment in creative projects.

When I’m not being creative you’ll probably find me by the sea, reading a good book, trying out new places for a cream tea, overusing silly emojis, adding to my collection of maps, binge watching Netflix, or singing along to my favourite songs.

That’s me but I’d like to know more about you, so connect with me through FacebookTwitter, check out the latest on the blog, or let me know if you have any questions.

lauren@laurenbythesea.com / 07817 084123