Hi, I’m Lauren: the face behind ‘laurenbythesea’. I’ve always been very creative but photography has been my main passion for many years now. Over those years I have discovered what I really love to photograph, PEOPLE! I specialise in capturing real honest portraits of children and families.

My photography is natural, fun and heartfelt. I take time to get to know people and make them feel comfortable. I don’t boss anyone about, you get to be you and I just encourage you to relax and have some fun so I can see a glimpse of who you are in those moments that I’m with you. Each shoot is unique and individual. I give part of myself to each shoot so that hopefully clients have not just photographs to treasure but a really enjoyable experience of spending time together too.

To keep your experience as natural as possible, I shoot on location, either in your home or in a place you are familiar with.

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