My love of photography began when I learned the basics in a darkroom. Like most, I switched to shooting digital, and have been a Canon girl ever since. Any friend of mine can attest, I always had a camera in hand. In 2015, after having spent 9 years in the jewelry industry, I decided to make a career change. I started to take pictures for friends, family, whoever would let me, and get my feet wet. In the Fall of that year I was lucky enough to go on a National Geographic photography workshop in Paris. This truly solidified my passion for photography (not to mention all things French, but that was nothing new) and I was able to pursue my long time hobby as a full time career. I'm based in Mendham, NJ and photograph newborns and families. I travel throughout New Jersey, email for location and session inquiries.


I enjoy catching the authentic, unposed moments that are never planned. My family sessions are often very candid and natural. Of course there are posed photos as well, but I enjoy to photograph the laughter and smiles that happen naturally. These can be done in home, at local parks or mini sessions that I offer throughout the year. I offer two different types of newborn photography. My wrapped and posed sessions are done in the first few weeks and I provide everything that you need. If you aren't looking to take photos right away and prefer a more natural session, this would be the lifestyle session. 


Whether you're looking to book a family shoot or newborn session, make sure to reach out sooner rather than later to get on my calendar!


Email [email protected] to inquire about rates and booking a session. Follow me on Instagram @LaurenKaraPhotography to stay up to date on specials and mini sessions.


 I look forward to hearing from you!