lauren hillery

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Hey friend, it is so nice to meet you! If I had to pick one thing to share about myself, it would be my genuine love for people. My faith in Jesus is the root of who I am, and investing in others comes so naturally.  Before I became a full time photographer, I was an occupational therapist assistant in a nursing home. But at my core, I am a wife and mother of two beautiful kiddos. 

As a fellow mom, I can truly relate to you! They say the days are long but the years are short, right? It is so easy to get caught up in the chaos of life with kids and forget to capture memories along the way.  Let me lessen your load and ensure that your kids are captured in a beautiful and authentic way. 

I am humbled to share that I have been recognized as one of the top family and top newborn photographers in Columbus Ohio by Expertise. I was featured in VoyageOhio Magazine, and published in Lensational Model & Photographer Magazine. With over 90, 5-star reviews on Google, I know you will feel confident in choosing me as your photographer. 

I can't wait to be your Columbus newborn and family photographer! Let's start our journey together! 

Your newborn & family photographer

Hey, I'm Lauren!

My husband (Nate) and I first met in college back in 2008, while on a date with different people. Yep, you read that right! We ran into each other several days later, and well, the rest is history.  We were engaged in 2012 and married in 2013. We bought our first home in 2015, and three months later found out I was pregnant with our daughter (Addilyn). We had Addilyn in 2016 and 2018, along came our son (Rhett). Our kids are only 19 months apart, so you can imagine what life was like for a while. In 2022 we purchased our forever home, and I was able to fulfill my dream of creating a studio space. What a blessing it is to do life with these three beautiful souls that I get to call my own!

my family and i in powell, ohio

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my family

Depth is so valuable to me. When given the opportunity to meet someone new, I relish in the opportunity to probe them with questions. Getting to know someone for who they are on the inside is so important. I believe there is so much to learn from others.
It is not uncommon for new clients to tell me that they feel like we've known each other for years. During my sessions, I am constantly asking questions. This is my way of getting to know you, but also to help you feel comfortable with me and in turn look relaxed and natural in your photos. 

A family session at cackler family farms in Delaware Ohio

genuine connection 

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Kind Words from clients

Lauren was absolutely wonderful for our newborn photo shoot. She was so good with making Luke feel comfortable and relaxed.

Lauren has a tender heart and her expertise with newborns is so evident! Thank you for capturing priceless memories of our precious little one. We will cherish these pictures forever! I highly recommend Lauren for your newborn photo shoot!

studio session | columbus, ohio

Sarah & Zac

We LOVE Lauren and highly recommend her to any family wanting photos. We have used her for mini sessions during holiday and most recently a family session with our 15-month-old. She is so wonderful with kids, great to communicate and all around an amazing person. We now consider her a friend! Don’t waste anymore time and book with her now!

inniswood metro gardens | Westerville, ohio

Erica & Aaron

Lauren was so wonderful to work with for newborn photography. She made everything smooth and simple leading up to and during our session. For a new mom, this was much appreciated. She completed our photos in a timely manner and they turned out beautiful. I am so happy I trusted Lauren to capture our little one! Highly recommend!

in-home newborn session | delaware, ohio

katelyn & Mike

Lauren was absolutely fabulous. She is friendly, responsive, professional and just a pleasure to work with. Our family photo shoot was quick and easy, even with two toddlers. Lauren was prepared with great picture locations and settings, and I'm so glad we were able to have her take our annual family pictures. Thank you Lauren.

homestead metro park | hilliard, ohio

Danielle & Scott