Hey everyone! My name is Lauren Nihen and I'm a Wedding and Lifestyle photographer based out of Auburn, California! Together with my husband Jerry, we make up the husband and wife team of LD Photography.
I have always been a photographer ever since I could hold a camera. I have always loved the concept and practice of it. However if you would have told me back in the day that I would be running my own photography business full time I probably would have laughed! The thought had just never occurred to me. My ah-ha moment was after college I got a job nannying for these two adorable girls. They wanted to do something special for their mom for Mother's Day and so I suggested some photos of them. We did a small lifestyle session with them and I printed a few of the photos to gift their mom. She absolutely adored the photos. So did everyone else I showed them to! This was back in 2012 and while I still do lifestyle sessions, my passion and focus is wedding photography. My husband joined the team in 2014 and I could not ask for a better second photographer. Plus, it's so much fun going to weddings together!
Photography to me is all about community and telling a story. I want my brides to be a part of something bigger than just hiring a photographer. I also want them to be able to pick up their wedding album at any time and visually re-live their wedding day through the photos. When you book a wedding with LD Photography you are not just booking me, you're becoming a LD Bride and joining a community filled with other LD Brides who have gone through the same thing as you!
I feel so honored when a bride chooses me to photograph their wedding day. It is such an important event in their life. As the photographer, I am involved with pretty much every aspect of the wedding day. It is an intimate and special experience and I'm lucky that many of my brides end up becoming close friends!
Every session, whether it be a wedding or a lifestyle session, is special to me. I love capturing moments in time that might have been missed or forgotten otherwise. A laugh, a soft look of love between bride and groom, a child laughing - these are all moments that pass quickly. But probably my favorite wedding to date would have to be the Feller Wedding in Woodland, California. This lovely lady had been seeing all her friends get photos done by me and she could hardly wait until it was her turn. When she finally became a LD Bride, it was breathtaking and I am SO lucky to have been chosen to capture her special day.
This wedding was located at the Windmill Farm and Vineyard in Woodland, California. The venue has stunning, sweeping views and with many different backdrops such as a pond, olive orchard and multiple vineyards, this place had me wishing for more time with the bride and groom!
If you want to learn more about what being a LD Bride is all about! Check us out online or on our other social media pages. We'd love to welcome you to our community.
Company: LD Photography