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When the blog first started, artist spotlights were a huge part! For a little while artist spotlights had stopped but now they are back and with a twist! I am bringing artist spotlights back and adding a speed round of “would you rather” questions; because who doesn’t like to have some fun! If you have an artist you are dying to hear from email suggestions to Jessica at !

Lauren Peele Photography

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Who are you and what makes you tick?

Hey! I’m Lauren Peele, and I’m a light lover and a story teller. I have two young kiddos who inspire me endlessly, and I’m married to my best friend. Traveling has always been a passion of mine, and I’m lucky enough to shoot destination weddings for a living! I couldn’t imagine doing anything else.


When did you get your start in the industry?

I hate to admit this, but I have a very generic “how I became a photographer” story. Almost four years ago  I decided to get my first dslr camera for christmas so I could photograph my kiddos. I played with my camera for a year and a half, and shot as much as I possibly could before starting a business. I shot a lot of families for the first year, and then found my calling in wedding photography. This year I made the transition to film photography, and now I shoot almost entirely with film. Film has my heart! It has been a fast journey for me, and I’m so thankful that I have found what I’m meant to do.


What would typically be found with you during a shoot?

My light meter, contax, fuju film, and some lip gloss!


If you could dream a perfect shoot, what would it be?

Shooting an editorial, with a real elephant, was a huge dream come true for me! I dreamt about that shoot for so long, so seeing it come to life was magic. Next on my list would be to shoot a wedding in Iceland! If you’re planning a romantic Icelandic wedding, I’m your girl!


Name one celebrity you would love to photograph.

I have a girl crush on Jennifer Lawrence. She seems so real and confident, and I would love to shoot her wedding one day!


As a kid what did you want to be when you grew up?

I always wanted to be a vet; I’m a big animal lover!


Here is a quick round of would you rather:

Coke or Pepsi?

 Dr. Pepper


Would you rather be able to control your dreams or watch them on video the next day?

 Control my dreams, I’m all about living in the moment!


Would your rather never be able to shower again or never see your reflection in a mirror again?

 Never see my reflection. I wouldn’t want to see it if I couldn’t shower!


Would you rather be on an island with four people you hate or alone?

 With four people I hate. I’m a people person, and I think I would go crazy if I were stranded all alone!

Thanks to Lauren for coming on and sharing her experiences with us! Be sure to head to Lauren’s social media accounts and check out her amazing work!