"Finding a great photographer, especially for family photoshoots, is easier said than done. If you’re similar to me and love investing the time and money in professional photos so you may treasure them for years to come, then you’re in very capable hands with Lauren. She is truly one of the best, and we feel so fortunate to work with her. She’s shot two fall photoshoots with my family, a newborn shoot, a cake smash shoot for my daughter’s first birthday, and a mini session in the spring. The gorgeous images she produces speak for themselves. But honestly, it’s more than that- she has a killer eye for aesthetic and lighting, she has a way of connecting with kids that puts them at ease (even if your baby or toddler is fussing), and it’s as if you have a friend behind the camera capturing the very best of you and your family.  If you’re even viewing this section of Lauren’s website right now, let me tell you that you won’t regret signing up for a session with her. Instead, you’ll be so thankful you did and the only problem you’ll have is selecting your favorite pictures!" ~ Kasi, Ridgewood, NJ

"The first thing I said to Lauren after receiving our “sneak peek” was, “I have never seen such beautiful pictures of my family before!”  Lauren gave us excellent direction and brought out our most genuine smiles. She works quickly and doesn’t waste any time, which is great when working with young children! My family had so much fun, and it truly shows in our stunning, natural photos. Thank you, Lauren!!!!" ~Marilyn, Scotch Plains, NJ


"We have worked with Lauren over 10 times and our friends and family countless. She always manages to get the most incredible shots of our family even when it's multi-generational and replete with temper tantrums! Her ability to capture even the most stubborn child in the most adorable way is a true gift. From 40th anniversaries to holiday cards and newborn shoots, we have done it all and always end up with a myriad of incredible images to choose from." ~ Sara, Manhattan, NY

"We have worked with Lauren 4x now and each time has been better than the last! Somehow she gets amazing photos of all 3 of my children. I don't know how she does it. Whatever it takes to get the shot, she does it. We love working with Lauren and look forward to our shoots every year!" ~Stephanie, Manhattan, NY

"Lauren is amazing to work with! Not only does she take amazing photos, but she is so patient and composed amidst the chaos of photographing young children. We intend to have her photograph our family every year!" ~Meredith, Scarsdale, NY


"Can't say enough good things about Lauren. She is amazing! She did our family photos this past year (corralling two young boys) and also a family reunion/party this past summer. The photos were just gorgeous and she was able to capture so many beautiful moments! Love her!" ~Jessica, Manhattan, NY


"Lauren did an incredible job capturing the joy, details, and family memories for our sons first birthday! I was impressed with her professionalism from the start - we had a briefing call where she made sure she understood exactly what I was looking for, she showed up beyond early and even helped us set up, and she had our photos to us so quickly, which were all gorgeous! The color, composition, details, and natural moments captured in the photos are all lovely and exactly what I was looking for. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to capture special family moments, and I look forward to working with her again!" ~Whitney, Manhattan, NY


"It's always difficult for me to put down my camera, especially during important events, but I'm so glad I did. Lauren enabled me to enjoy my role as host and mommy during my son's first birthday and captured the day perfectly. Many many thanks for the wonderful photo collection!" ~Lindsay, Briarcliff Manor, NY


"Where do I start?! After experiences with lots of popular NYC photographers, I finally found Lauren! Lauren's gorgeous images speak for themselves, but what truly makes her stand above the rest is her outstanding creative approach and process. Child Photoshoots can be beyond stressful ("I'm spending money and she's not going to smile, she's going to have snot all over her face, she's going to poop through her clothes... etc etc. - You know the feelings, right?!") Lauren, put all of those worries at ease, and even magically erased the snot in the final cut!!! She was patient and kind. She never made us feel rushed or anxious. She was approachable and warm with my young daughter who is going through the "stranger danger" phase. Lauren is a natural. Her images come to life; they have dimension and feeling - she is a perfectionist with color and focus. After years in fashion marketing, I am a very picky Mama when it comes to photography....Lauren, exceeded ALL of my expectations. We have found our perfect family photographer! Thank you so much, Lauren!" ~Lisa, Manhattan, NY


"Lauren is a magician! She somehow captured moments I love amid the chaos that is 3 not so cooperative subjects. We've done two sessions and will do many more. Highly recommend!" ~Johanna, Ossining, NY


"I don't know how she does it! No really, every time we take pictures I think my kids didn't listen and just ran around, but then I see the photos and i'm in disbelief, every. single. time. She is the photo whisperer of child photography and you HAVE to use her!!" ~Jennifer, Manhattan, NY


"We recently used Lauren for the first time and to say i'm impressed is an understatement. She was so great with my kids, knew just what to do, what to say, got them to smile. She even got the dog to look! We can't wait to use her year after year" ~Lauren, Westfield, NJ


"Lauren was amazing to work with! She recently took photos of me for professional purposes, and was great in directing and styling the shoot, and of course, capturing it beautifully in pictures. I'm not used to being in front of the camera and she made it easy and natural, not awkward. I will definitely be working with her again!" ~Chavelli, Manhattan, NY


"Lauren is amazing to work with! For the past three years, we have used her for our family and kids birthday party photos. She’s easy, always has a smile on her face and really flexible. Her pictures say it all that she is a truly talented photographer and would recommend her to anyone! ~ Laura, Manhattan, NY


"Lauren took incredible candid pictures of our family. When I look at the pictures around our house I can’t believe she was able to capture such beautiful expressions on our daughters’ face. Even more impressive though was that she was able to do this with a rambunctious and uncooperative toddler and a newborn who was rather fussy as her subjects.  Lauren understood that we had a very limited time window and worked so well with our family. I’d highly recommend her for newborn and family pictures." ~ Nina, Manhattan, NY

"We couldn't be happier working with Lauren! She captured our daughter's first birthday more beautifully than we could have hoped for, giving us wonderful photographs to remember the day. It was such a pleasure working with Lauren, not only are the photos gorgeous but she makes the whole process fun and easy!" ~ Ashley, Verona, NJ


"After seeing the amazing photos that she captured at both my niece and my nephews birthdays I knew that Lauren was the perfect person to shoot our engagement photos! We went to a local park that Lauren had only been to once before and still she was able to pick out all of the best spots to shoot! She did a great job of making us comfortable during the process and I can't say enough about how amazing the pictures all came out! It was nearly impossible to choose our favorites. Even the ones with our less then cooperative dogs came out great! Thank you again Lauren!" ~Alison, Verona, NJ


"Lauren has become our go-to photographer for our family's most important moments. She's kind, patient, and is able to bring out the best from our kids (not easy for babies and toddlers, and dogs too!). She's professional, creative and very flexible, and has been a pleasure to work with for birthdays and milestone occasions." ~Whitney, Manhattan, NY


"While hosting a large family reunion at our home, we wanted to capture priceless moments to enjoy for years to come. We entrusted this work to Lauren. She was able to catch us in action....the personality of each individual came through in her photos. I look at the photos often and am so thankful to have our memories beautifully portrayed by Lauren. Thank you, Lauren!!" ~Lori, Briarcliff Manor, NY


"We truly enjoyed our mini session with Lauren. She captured the love we already have for our daughter in our maternity/family photoshoot. She was patient, kind and creative with our first baby, Foxy Lady, our Siberia Husky! We look forward to her capturing some of the first pictures of our infant daughter and our next family picture day!!!" ~Lyndsey, Manhattan, NY


"Full disclosure before I start bragging about my cousin-in-law-to-be: by getting engaged, I also soon get to call Lauren family. She graciously offered to take our engagement photos, and I don’t think anyone else could have made me feel so at ease! I am the worst in front of a camera and Lauren made me look my best. She made me feel so comfortable and gave great guidance. She’d just chat with me or get me to laugh and snap the shot at just the right moment to get the most genuine and beautiful photos. I was so happy to have them when it came time to make my wedding website. And I’ve been getting so many compliments on them since that I just wanted to say thank you again!" ~Beth, Brooklyn, NY


"Thank you Lauren for making my daughter's 11th birthday party photo shoot with her besties not only unique and special but extremely fun for all! The girls (and moms) had such a great time posing and laughing and your photo ideas worked brilliantly. I would do it again in a heartbeat!" ~Felicia, Ossining, NY


"Thanks so much for our amazing photos! I loved the way you captured all the special moments. You are incredible to work with and made the day so fun and easy!" ~Kate, Boston, MA


"Lauren did an amazing job photographing my son's first birthday party! She was very accommodating and easy to work with, which helped make the day run smoothly. While we enjoyed the party, Lauren made a point of capturing all the moments we wanted her to get! She went above and beyond our expectations to make sure we were happy with all of our photos!" ~Leslie, Briarcliff Manor, NY


"From our wedding to pregnancy and now our one year old, Lauren Kara has captured our most important moments with such beautiful photos. Thank you for helping us hold on to these memories in such an incredible way." ~Kristen, Ossining, NY


"Working with Lauren Kara showed me how much fun and spontaneous getting great photos can be! Her creative eye captures authentic moments and has a lively, fun energy that I love working with! I HIGHLY recommend her to anyone who wants amazing photos! Lauren Kara is an exceptional professional photographer and I promise you no matter what event you hire her for you will be so pleased with her work!"~ Thy, Manhattan


"Thanks Lauren for a super fun photo session in Central Park. We had so much fun doing our spring shoot with you. The photos are wonderful it was so hard to choose as I loved them all. I will cherish them forever." ~Liza, Manhattan, NY


"Lauren is such a talented photographer who can turn an “ordinary” Setting into an “ extraordinary” Moment! She captures the essence of her subjects and creates Timeless photos that I can’t wait to frame. she is a delight to work with, putting everyone at ease. Lauren brings out the smiles in those like me who are “ camera shy!” I recommend her without reservation!" ~Mary, Chappaqua, NY


"Thanks for an amazing shoot Lauren! Everyone loves the images- especially this mom photographer who finally got to be in front of the camera!" ~Lori, Briarcliff Manor, NY


"I can't say enough about Lauren! She did a phenomenal job capturing our 2 week old baby girl! She was patient when the baby was fussy and we needed to feed! She took several shots of the baby in different positions and with different backgrounds! Lauren wasn't afraid to get on the floor to get the best pictures! She also took some great pictures of the other children and our whole family. Lauren was able to create different poses with all of us to get the best pictures! We couldn't be more happy with the pictures we received!" ~Kaitlyn, Scarsdale, NY


"Thanks for the great photo shoot Lauren. You are so easy to work with and the photos look great! Happy to work with you again and recommend you to my friends." ~Nakia, Manhattan, NY


"Ordering my prints today, can't wait to frame them! Such fun memories from our photo shoot. Looking forward to many more to come :)" ~Rachel, Pleasantville, NY