lauren hillery

columbus ohio Family photographer

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The Family Experience


I have been recognized as one of THE BEST family photographers in Columbus Ohio by Expertise, featured in VoyageOhio Magazine, and published in Lensational Model & Photographer Magazine. I also have over 90, 5-star reviews on Google (a solid 5/5-star rating).  


Be prepared to chat about life and have a blast! My sessions are engaging and fun. I always choose a location that allows us to walk to several spots, which helps the kiddos get some wiggles out. In order to capture the best smiles, I tend to take more photos than I need to so that I don't miss your child's most genuine smiles. I also coach you on how to pose in the most flattering ways, and provide prompts in order to create those gorgeous candid moments. I am always just an email away if you need wardrobe advice!


As your family photographer, my job is to put you at ease from the moment we first connect. I pride myself on my organizational skills and customer service. On our session day, my goal is to make you as comfortable as possible. I am flexible by nature, and never surprised by an unruly toddler, wardrobe malfunction, or temperamental weather. We will create beautiful memories of your family no matter what life throws our way! The details matter, which is why I hand edit each final image to remove stray hairs and blemishes. 

Fill out my contact form and let's chat via email about your vision for your newborn session. Even if you just found out you are pregnant, it is never too early to start the conversation.

Be sure to include the details about what you are envisioning for your newborn session so that I can tailor your photography session to you uniquely. After all, it's these cherished moments of life that I love photographing so much.

Say Hello

Once we mutually feel we are a right fit and select a session date/time, I will create a personal booking page for you! Once you sign my contract and pay your retainer, you are officially on the schedule!

I encourage you to formally book your session ASAP. I only book a select number of family sessions per month. 

book your session

Once you are formally booked, I will send over a questionnaire to gather some details. This is also my way of discovering your vision for your images so that I can begin planning. I am also happy to give wardrobe suggestions or advice, so feel free to shoot me an email when you begin planning your outfits. 

all the details

Your family portrait session will be laid back and fun! We will have plenty of time to let the kids get some wiggles out as we walk to a few different locations. Don't stress about feeling uncomfortable in front of the camera - you are not alone! I will coach you along the way to ensure your poses are flattering and natural. If your toddler wants nothing to do with taking photos, I have plenty of tricks up my sleeve to achieve those photos you desperately desire. We can do this, mama! 

Your Portrait Session

Your gallery of high resolution, hand-edited digital images will be ready for you to view no more than 3 weeks following your session. You are given two weeks to select the digital images, prints, albums, and wall art that you want to purchase. All selections and purchases can be made from the comfort of your home, so no need to schedule another in-person appointment with me. 

Your Photographs

The Family Process

Family Portrait Pricing

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Family Portrait Sessions From $500

When booking a session with me, ultimately you are investing in priceless memories. Your paid session fee includes my time and talent, my professional equipment, pre-session communication/consultation, the time we spend together during your session, post processing/editing of your images, and product design. No images are included in your session fee.

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

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