you know that look ...

IT WAS PURE LOVE

THE LOVE THAT MAKES YOUR HEART ACHE, THE LOVE YOU WATCH GROW THROUGH THE YEARS. THE NEVER ENDING LOVE THAT BEGAN THE DAY YOU MET YOUR SWEET BABY.
THE LOOK OF LOVE IS UNMISTAKABLE.

THIS IS YOUR NEW LIFE

I'm here to document your magic.

you know that look ...

IT WAS PURE LOVE

THE LOVE THAT MAKES YOUR HEART ACHE, THE LOVE YOU WATCH GROW THROUGH THE YEARS. THE NEVER ENDING LOVE THAT BEGAN THE DAY YOU
MET YOUR SWEET BABY.
THE LOOK OF LOVE IS UNMISTAKABLE.

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Hi, I’m Lauren. I live in Winston-Salem, NC and when I’m not photographing life’s most beautiful moments, you can find me with a coffee in hand, snuggling my son, Finn, and my husband, Vaughan, on the couch, watching Friends on Netflix.

HELLO

PHOTOS BY JAKE + HEATHER

People often refer to me as “Jolly,” “Jolls,” “LJ,” or any variation of those things. Yes, I’m married and Jolly isn’t technically my last name anymore, but what can I say? It stuck.

I love serving the world by reminding people of how beautiful their life is. We tend to compare our lives to the perfect instagram “highlight reels” we see all the time, but my goal is to capture your everyday, perfect, sweet, emotional moments that are just plain gorgeous. Real life is beautiful and I want to help you remember that.

I’m most passionate about the tiny moments in-between. The moment you hear your sweet baby’s cry for the very first time. The moment he grabs your hand and your heart skips a beat. The sleepy snuggles from your “too-old-to-cuddle” toddler. These moments speak right to my heart.

I love to work with people who are passionate about beautiful photos and want their life documented so they can adorn their walls with memories.

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FAMILY PHOTOS BY NANCY RAY

MY BUCKET LIST

LIFE IS BETTER WHEN DREAMS ARE REALIZED. 
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MY BUCKET LIST

THESE ARE SOME OF MY BIGGEST CAREER GOALS. IF YOU'D LIKE TO DREAM WITH ME, CONTACT ME!

PHOTOGRAPH A HOME BIRTH

DOCUMENT AN ELOPEMENT

LIFESTYLE SESSION ON A BOAT

PHOTOGRAPH AN ADOPTION
STORY

DOCUMENT A SURROGATE BIRTH

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BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY STARTS AT $1,000.

PROUDLY SERVING THE winston-salem, greensboro, & triad area.

The birth of your child is arguably the most life-altering moment you’ll ever experience. Nothing before or after could ever compare to the moment you bring life into the world. This is the beginning of your legacy, the beginning of your family. My goal is to allow you to focus on this incredible time with your family while I capture the moments for you to share with your children one day. 

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY

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LIFESTYLE NEWBORN SESSIONS START AT $575
MATERNITY SESSIONS START AT $500

PROUDLY SERVING THE winston-salem, greensboro, & triad area.

It's so special to be able to capture your life exactly as it is. I take a documentary approach to photography in order to tell your story to the best of my ability. Whether you hire me to photograph the anticipation of welcoming your little one into your family or those sweet moments as you adjust to that new tiny life, I want you to see the beauty in your real life. 

LIFESTYLE & MATERNITY

All birth is beautiful and I want to do my part to create a loving birth environment for all women, no matter their circumstances. I aim to empower women and hope to be a part of eliminating the stigmas related to labor and birth in this country. Imagine how special it will be to show your children a photo of the moment they entered this world. What an incredible heirloom for your family! 

BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHY

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FAMILY SESSIONS START AT $500

PROUDLY SERVING THE winston-salem, GREENSBORO & TRIAD AREA.

I cherish the times that I get to document a family's little moments. Each day is fleeting and your family is ever-changing. Don't put it off - family photos are so important. This is your legacy. Right now, these moments, are beautiful. I'd love to capture your family just as they are.

FAMILIES

MY TANGIBLE GOODS INCLUDE FRAMED PRINT COLLECTIONS AND BEAUTIFUL LEGACY ALBUMS.
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My work all comes down to this: I want to create tangible memories of your most beautiful, life changing moments. I provide my clients with archival quality products that will act as their legacy through the years. Your children & grandchildren will treasure these pieces you've left.  

TANGIBLES & LEGACY ALBUMS

"Lauren, I literally was grinning ear to ear looking at our pictures! I may have even teared up a little.

They are absolutely gorgeous. More beautiful than I could have imagined!"

"The pictures are amazing!! You are so talented and gifted. Thank you so much for capturing our special night. It meant so much to have your encouragement through the entire labor process."

"Lauren, what a spirit you have! We were so blessed to talk parenting with you. I so appreciated your laid-back manner and professionalism. Can’t wait to see more of your beautiful work!" 

"This gallery means so much to me. You made me feel beautiful in these photos. Thank you dear friend.

YOU'RE THE BEST PHOTOGRAPHER WE HAVE
EVER USED."

"Thank you so much, Lauren!
These photos are just beautiful.

What makes them even better are the memories behind them. We had such a blast taking these photos with you -- what a treasured time."

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I'm so excited to connect with you. If you're interested in booking a session with me, the best way to experience my work & book a session is through my desktop site. To get in touch, please contact me.

CONTACT ME

My vision is to tell your story in photographs so you can share your legacy with future generations ... 
whether you're anticipating your baby's arrival, celebrating everyday life, or bringing your little one into the world, I want to connect & tell your story.

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Hi Lauren. I'm                    , and I'm so excited to talk to you about birth photography. Our baby is expected to arrive around                 , and we plan to meet them at                            .  You can reach me via email at                        , and on my phone                     . I found your photography through                .

We're so excited to meet our baby, and hope to learn more about your services. Documenting the birth is so important to us because                                                                                     .

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CONSIDERING ME AS YOUR BIRTH PHOTOGRAPHER. 
PLEASE FILL OUT THIS LETTER, and I WILL SEND YOU MORE INFORMATION.

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Hi Lauren. I'm                    , and I'm so excited to talk to you about birth photography. Our baby is expected to arrive around                 , and we would love for you to document our                            session.  You can reach me via email at                        , and on my phone                     . I found your photography through                .

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CONSIDERING ME AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER. 
PLEASE FILL OUT THIS LETTER, and I WILL SEND YOU MORE INFORMATION.

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Hi Lauren. We are                    , and                     . We are so excited to talk to you about documenting our love on                    . We'll be at                      , which is a spot very close to our hearts. We can't wait to share more about it with you. You can reach us via email at                        , and on the phone                   .     We first heard about you through                 , and we felt a connection to your work 
because                                                                                  .

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CONSIDERING ME AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER. 
PLEASE FILL OUT THIS LETTER, and I WILL SEND YOU MORE INFORMATION.

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Hi Lauren. I'm                    , and I'm so excited to talk to you about a family photography session. 
There are                   people in my family. You can reach me via email at                        , and 
on my phone                     . I found your photography through                       .

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR CONSIDERING ME AS YOUR PHOTOGRAPHER. 
PLEASE FILL OUT THIS LETTER, and I WILL SEND YOU MORE INFORMATION.

Thank you!

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