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Credit goes to @nicjmillan for her beautiful photo of Lauren wearing a red helmet.
WHERE ARE YOU FROM / WHERE ARE YOU CURRENTLY BASED?
I am from Alaska but I left at 17 to travel the world. I live in Oregon now. I love the Pacific Northwest too much to live anywhere else these days.
WHAT DO YOU DO FOR A LIVING AND WHAT DO YOU ENJOY DOING IN YOUR FREE TIME?
I am a photographer and I also teach businesses how to leverage authenticity to build a strong online presence. I work with non-profits to help them fundraise as well.
WHAT ATTRACTED YOU TO PHOTOGRAPHY?
I have pretty much always been obsessed with beauty. I grew up staring up into the leaves for hours and I have always taken photos. I didn't pick up a camera professionally until about 4 years ago. I photograph women specifically. I am on a mission to photograph women and help them see their true beauty. The photoshoots are about building confidence, shedding self doubt and celebrating strength and vulnerability.
WHAT/WHO INSPIRES YOU?
I am inspired by other women. I only like to hang out with people who are better than me. Ha! I like to surround myself with authentic, vulnerable, bold women. They remind me of all the things I can be.