Lauren VanDame Photography
Honestly documenting extraordinary stories
I’m Lauren, a Colorado based wedding and elopement photographer. I have a passion for meeting new people, climbing new mountains, and using light to tell stories. I’m here to give you the colors, the sunlight, the long embraces, the uncontrollable laughter—pieces of a moment in time experienced with the ones you hold closest. I want to come alongside you wherever you may be and document honest and purposeful images of your story—one that deserves to be told.
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Lauren’s beautiful work speaks for itself, which is why choosing her to document our wedding day was the easiest decision in all of the planning. Her genuine investment into her clients is evident and her commitment to documenting every love story in its own unique way is exceptional. She makes you feel comfortable in front of the camera while also capturing intimate, natural moments. We cannot thank her enough for her expertise, her organization, and for adding so much joy to our day. I had always admired Lauren’s work, but now having my own personal piece of it is priceless.
Lauren’s work and love for her clients is unlike any other. She quickly became one of my absolute favorite people and is someone I still talk to frequently. From taking our engagement photos to capturing our big day, she was professional, yet comfortable and easy to talk to. It truly felt like we were working alongside a longtime friend. We wanted our big day to feel authentic and “in the moment” and Lauren captured just that. Her style is elegant and timeless, not just trendy or what’s popular in this moment. We will still adore our photos 20 years from now because of her stunning style.
Lauren is an absolute gem. She treasures every wish and desire you have and implements the greatest care in everything she does. She listens, and she isn’t afraid to be gently honest with her professional opinions while also giving the room for people to just be themselves in every decision they make and every picture she takes. Her photos will forever live in my home because of how much she considered and cared for the things that mattered to me about my family and my wedding day.
Lauren has such an incredible eye for capturing candid moments and turning them into something beautiful. You can tell she has a vision for her clients before she even meets you and once she does, she turns that vision into magic. I cannot express how talented she is and how comfortable i felt being in her presence. I’m grateful for her and her creativity. She is a friend to me and you would be one of the lucky ones to have her capture any season of your life.
What are your favorite kinds of couples to work with? I work best with laid back, intentional couples whose focus is a marriage, not a wedding! They care about the details, but at the end of the day are just so dang excited to spend the rest of their lives with each other. I love working with couples who value their people, places and experiences and want their day documented honestly with all the life and love that it holds.
Do you travel for clients? If so, where? Absolutely!! I will travel anywhere my couples want their story told.
What are your favorite activities to do in The Rockies? Skiing, hiking, camping, and scouting out new locations for shoots a long the way!
What is your favorite part about a wedding? There are so many parts I love, but the ceremony will always be one of my favorites. It's why everyone is here after all! The couple truly has no other care in the world but FINALLY getting to say I do. I will never get tired of documenting all the raw emotion from their closest people around them during one of the best moments of their lives.