Photographer Lauren Larsen sees her life’s work as revealing the beauty and dignity inherent in every human being.

While she credits her aesthetic tendencies to her grandmother who was a portrait and landscape painter—Lauren’s journalistic curiosity emerged while studying mass communications in college. It was only after graduating, though, that Lauren discovered her love for the camera while assisting the Dallas-based photographers Jessie Hornbuckle and Lawrence Jenkins on assignments shooting subjects as diverse as super models and the former Soviet president Mikhail Gorbachev. 

In addition to her portrait, travel, and documentation photography, Lauren photographs weddings with The Day, a collective of globally minded wedding photographers and filmmakers who leverage their experience in journalism, fine art and fashion toward telling meaningful stories that last long after the night is over. Lauren also freelance photographs for the renowned Yale University Art Gallery in New Haven, Connecticut, where she lives with her husband, and their children Lucy, August and Eleanor.


I see a lot of my work as being a visual historian–documenting something true, beautiful and valuable–the complexities of the human experience...



Lauren Larsen is a portrait and travel documentation photographer based in New England & New York City. For the past twelve years she has been cultivating and curating meaningful heirloom imagery for people of all walks of life. Some of her clients include: ABC Radio, Air Review, Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Ebony Magazine, Fair Trade Services, Ira Lippke Studios, Wells Fargo, Women’s Health Alliance, and the Yale University Art Gallery. Some publications include Yale University Press, Southern Weddings, The Knot, SMP Texas, Green Wedding Shoes. Most recently Lauren has been selected as a Getty Images Contributor.