Lauren Larsen Photographs

Iceland's Welcome Committee

Along the coast of Hwy 1 in Iceland, you will find idyllic movie-like scenes of places where the earth's harshest elements combine to form majestic beauty. Defying the earth's harshness are Iceland's incredible horses perched by fences as if waiting for onlookers to introduce themselves and have their photos made together.  

A Danish Summer | The Mortensen Family

This June we spent several weeks exploring Norway and Denmark as a family. It was a dream come true to spend so much time in Matthew's family's country of origin. Sofie and Jacob were our gracious hosts for part of our time while we were in Copenhagen. It was wonderful to photograph their beautiful family before we headed back to the States. 

Thank you for the beautiful time in Copenhagen, Mortensens! We love your beautiful country & people!

The Youngs IV

I have had the unique privilege of photographing Ben and Catherine's engagement photos, their wedding day, portraits of their oldest daughter shortly after she was born and now their beautiful family of four. Our lives seem to cross paths at multiple intersections, across boundaries that only make sense when thinking that surely only God must have put our feet on the same paths. It is an absolute privilege to be able to document and preserve memories throughout their journey together. Here are just a few of my favorites from our most recent photoshoot back in Texas in July. 

Monica, Daniel, Mae & Vivi | Family Session

While we were in Texas last week, I had the chance to photograph my brother-in-law, sister-in-law and nieces on a rare misty and foggy late winter afternoon. White Rock Lake was like I've never seen it before. The scene on the lake was enchanting and felt like we had been transported to Ireland for a few hours.  This might be my favorite family portrait session to date, not only because it was an absolute joy to work with my incredible family, but photographing their love and connection is so completely true, pure and beautiful. 

GALLERY + NEWSPEAK | YALE UNIVERSITY ART GALLERY

Newspeak, a quartet of Yale University undergraduates, performs a set of original music directly inspired by the exhibition The Ceramic Presence in Modern Art: Selections from the Linda Leonard Schlenger Collection and the Yale University Art Gallery. Formed in 2012, Newspeak plays a style of jazz that avoids easy classification. The group’s influences range from canonical to contemporary, a result of its members’ varied musical backgrounds. Consisting of Alexander Dubovoy, CC ’16 (piano), Eli Brown, ES ’17 (trumpet), Hans Bilger, BR ’16 (bass), and Griffin Brown, TC ’18 (drums), the group approaches composition like the artists approach clay: it experiments with a medium that is at once firmly established and malleable.

Gallery+ is an ongoing series of collaborations that invites students to respond to the Gallery’s collection through special programs and performances.

Italy | Friday's Five no. V

Today is the final Italy blog post of this series. It's been so fun to share some of these snippets from our trip with you! Today's final five are:

(1)  The walk up to the Forum of Trajan

(2) A roman seagull in flight. 

(3) The dome of the Pantheon. 

(4) The view from the cupola of St. Peter's Basilica.

(5) A street view from Ponte alle Grazie of the Fiume Arno & Ponte Vecchio in Florence.

Italy | Friday's Five No. III

This week's Friday's Five from our trip to Italy are:

(1) A common moto scene from the streets everyday Rome.

(2) A bird in flight above the Colosseum, 

(3) A view from the balcony of the cupola of the massive St. Peter's Basilica.

(4) A bird's eye view from the Colosseum overlooking The Arch of Constantine.

(5) Looking through the outside gate of the Vittoriano Museum at the monument to Victor-Emmanuel II in central Rome.